Innosuisse promotes international innovation projects in the open-topic initiatives EUREKA and Eurostars, in thematic initiatives of the EU partnerships as well as bilateral cooperations between companies and research institutions from strategic partner countries. Innosuisse will also help you find the right partner with the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).
On this page you will find all current calls for proposals for Swiss companies, research institutions and other organisations within the scope of Innosuisse’s international support offers. You can currently submit project proposals for the calls indicated below.
Funding contributions from Innosuisse for international projects
Funding for project partners in international innovation projects differ depending on the support offer. For Eurostars and the EU thematic partnerships, the European funding rules apply; for all other international innovation projects, the Innosuisse funding rules apply.
- before market entry: the start-up does not yet have ready-developed products or services on the market
- with scalable product or service
- established not more than 5 years ago (in justified exceptional cases up to 10 years)
- with less than 50 full-time equivalents (at the time of submitting the application);
if the start-up is controlled by another company, the entire group of companies cannot employ more than 249 full-time equivalents
- fewer than 250 full-time equivalents
- more than 250 full-time equivalents
Driving Urban Transitions Call 2023
The purpose of this Call is to support transnational research and/or innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning.
The Call is open to a wide range of scientific disciplines and welcomes interdisciplinary approaches. It intends to support a large range of activities, from research to innovation and implementation. It also asks to engage explicitly stakeholders (companies, public authorities, NGOs…) in the projects and to consider users’ needs in the identification of the project goals.
Positive Energy Districts Pathway (PED)
PED topic 1: Energy Resilience and Energy Poverty
PED topic 2: Urban Regeneration and Refurbishment
PED topic 3: Enabling Systems for Local Energy Transitions: Collaboration and Sustainable Investment
15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)
15mC topic 1: Integrated Policies and Evidence to Reduce Car-dependency
15mC topic 2: Mobility and Planning Policies for Proximity-oriented Developments
15mC topic 3: Empower People for Urban Mobility Transitions
Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)
CUE topic 1: The Built Environment as a Resource Base
CUE topic 2: Knowledge and optimisation of resources flows between urban and rural areas
CUE topic 3: Planning and Designing urban areas with Nature: Towards a Regenerative Urbanism
|1 September 2023||Call launch|
|21 November 2023, 13:00 CET||Pre-proposal submission deadline|
|30 April 2024, 13:00 CET||Full proposals submission deadline|
|July 2024||Funding decisions announced|
|September 2024 – January 2025||Start of the projects|
You can find partners via the matchmaking platform.
Second Eurostars Call 2023
Eurostars is a funding programme for innovative SME leading international project consortia, collaborating with like-minded partners on market-driven research, development and innovation projects and growing their business.
Eurostars is a funding programme open to SMEs, large companies, research organisations and universities. There are no thematic restrictions.
|14 July 2023||Call launch|
|14. September 2023||Submission deadline at 14.00h|
|December 2023||Evaluation results|
Learn more about the Eurostars application process and Guidelines.
Switzerland-UK Call 2023
Participants from Switzerland and the United Kingdom are invited to submit joint project proposals for research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The full application is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool.
|17 March 2023||Call launch|
|17 April 2023||Opening date for submission|
|26 July 2023||Closing date for submission of Full application|
|6 october 2023||Communication of evaluation results and decision|
The search of project partners in Switzerland and the United Kingdom is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Ladina Schubert, +41 58 465 35 95, firstname.lastname@example.org) through the b2match platform.
A webinar on the Switzerland-UK Call 2023 was held on 20 April. Watch the replay of the video.
Switzerland-Brazil Call 2023
Participants from Switzerland and Brazil are invited to submit joint project proposals for research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and Brazil. The pre-proposal must be submitted via the PrivaSphere transfer platform. The Full-proposal is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool.
|17 February 2023||Call launch|
|28 June 2023||Submission deadline for Pre-proposals|
|End July 2023||Communication of recommendation for next step|
|30 September 2023||Submission deadline for Full-proposal|
|End December 2023||Communication of evaluation results and decision|
The search of project partners in Brazil and Switzerland is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Nicolas Lentze, +41 58 469 07 59, email@example.com) through the b2match platform.
Potential applicants are advised to participate in our information webinar on 15th March 2023 at 15:00 hrs (CET).
Learn more about the international projects with Brazil and the local partner, Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa e Inovação Industrial (EMBRAPII)
Switzerland-Korea Call 2023
Participants from Switzerland and South Korea are invited to submit joint project proposals for research and development of innovative products and applications with a strong market potential in Switzerland and South Korea.
The pre-proposal must be submitted via the PrivaSphere transfer platform. The Full-proposal is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool.
|14 Feb 2023||Call launch|
|26 April 2023||Submission deadline for Pre-proposals|
|End Mai 2023||Communication of recommendation for next step|
|26 July 2023||Submission deadline for Full-proposal|
|End Sept 2023||Communication of evaluation results and decision|
The search of project partners in South Korea and Switzerland is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Ines Rossetti, +41 58 468 70 38, firstname.lastname@example.org) through the b2match platform.
Potential applicants are advised to participate in our information webinar on 8th March at 08:00 hrs (CET).
Learn more about the international projects with South Korea and the local partner Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology (KIAT).
Transnational Eureka Lightweighting Call
For R&D Projects between Austria, Belgium (Flanders & Wallonia), Canada, France, Luxembourg, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.
Lightweighting Technology is the key enabling technology that provides environmental-friendly solutions, while at the same time adding commercial value, across all industries. In an increasingly connected world, collaboration across borders is essential. Strong partnerships within leading Europe regions and worldwide allow access to customers, technologies and best practices for all stakeholders’ businesses and research institutions.
We invite Swiss companies and universities to establish an international R&D cooperation with partners from the participating countries, to solve challenges in this domain. Areas of interest and topics are listed in detail in the call document.
|25 January 2023||Call launch|
|25 April 2023, 17:00 CET||Submission deadline to Innosuisse|
|September, 2023||Communication of the evaluation results|
More information on the Eureka website
More about the Eureka programme
Last modification 29.09.2023