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
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|
|18 September 2023||Communication of evaluation results and decision|
Guidelines Bilateral Call 2023 (PDF, 678 kB, 28.03.2023)
Joint Call document (DOCX, 807 kB, 21.03.2023)
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, email@example.com) through the b2match platform.
A webinar on the Switzerland-UK Call 2023 was held on 20 April. Watch the replay of the video.
Learn more about the international projects with the United Kingdom and the local partner Innovate UK.
Transforming Health and Care Systems Call 2023
The THCS is a call for collaborative, transnational research, and innovation actions. It aims to support the development of new and innovative solutions that can address the current and future challenges facing health and care systems.
The objective of this call is to encourage the optimization of patient care pathways and contribute to the transition towards more sustainable, efficient, resilient, ethical, high-quality, and accessible person-centered healthcare systems. The call addresses the challenge posed by the increasing number of patients treated in hospitals or other healthcare facilities and the need to ensure continuity of care and offer better integration of hospital services with outpatient care (for more information please visit the THCS Website).
The THCS call is open to Universities, higher education institutions, research organisations, hospitals, foundations or any healthcare providers, user organisations, SMEs and large companies.
|14 March 2023||Call launch|
|16 March 2023||Webinar|
|23 May 2023||Submission deadline for Intent to Apply letter|
|13 June 2023||Deadline for proposal submission|
|October 2023||Communication of the funding decisions to the applicants|
The search of project partners is supported by Enterprise Europe Network EEN (Nicolas Lentze, +41 58 469 07 59, firstname.lastname@example.org) or through the Partnersearch Plattform.
Innosuisse funding conditions (PDF, 206 kB, 28.03.2023)
THCS Factsheet Funding Agencies Switzerland (PDF, 202 kB, 31.03.2023)
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|
Guidelines Joint Call 2023 (PDF, 326 kB, 20.02.2023)
Pre-Proposal Template (DOCX, 926 kB, 20.02.2023)
Joint Call document (for pre- and full-proposal) (DOCX, 806 kB, 20.02.2023)
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|
Guidelines Joint Call 2022 (PDF, 300 kB, 08.02.2023)
Pre-Proposal Template (DOCX, 796 kB, 08.02.2023)
Joint Call document (for pre- and full-proposal) (DOCX, 782 kB, 08.02.2023)
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).
KDT Call 2023
The KDT calls 2023 aim at the reinforcement of the industrial competitiveness, by supporting the growth of existing partnerships and/or fostering new partnerships on technologies that already are at a higher technology readiness level. Research and Innovation Actions (RIA) and Innovation Actions (IA) essentially differ by the technology readiness level. They focus on and therefore by the reimbursement rates. Projects selected should demonstrate high impact, Europe wide collaboration with a mixed participation of large enterprises, SMEs and academia. Expected outputs are novel technologies, pilot lines, large scale demonstrators, and platforms for innovative product developments.
If no separate specific rules apply for the focus topics, Swiss participants are eligible for both the IA and RIA Calls.
|7 February 2023||Call opening|
|3 May 2023||Submission deadline for Project Outline|
|19 September 2023||Submission deadline for Full Project Proposals|
|Early December 2023||Communication of the evaluation results|
|January 2024||Negotiation of Innosuisse and SERI funding contracts|
Innosuisse-SERI funding conditions for Swiss KDT participants (PDF, 294 kB, 26.01.2023)
Mandatory national Annex C for Swiss KDT participants (XLSX, 332 kB, 26.01.2023)
Submission of KDT applications and call guidelines
Learn more about the application process and Guidelines
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|
Call document (PDF, 1 MB, 10.01.2023)
More information on the Eureka website
More about the Eureka programme
Driving Urban Transitions Call 2022
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 communities – energy transition driven by civil society
PED topic 2: Energy flexibility strategies – technological, legal, societal challenges
PED topic 3: Energy efficiency in existing urban structures
15-minutes City Pathway (15mC)
15mC topic 1: Strengthen the mix of urban functions and services
15mC topic 2: Foster sustainable options for personal mobility and logistics in urban outskirts (and beyond)
15mC topic 3: (Re)imagine urban public spaces and streets for vibrant, sustainable neighbourhoods
Circular Urban Economies Pathway (CUE)
CUE topic 1: Urban Resource Sharing and Circularity
CUE topic 2: Nature-based solutions (NBS)
CUE topic 3: Urban food systems
|21 September 2022||Call launch|
|21 November 2022||Pre-proposal submission deadline|
|3 May 2023||Full proposals submission deadline|
|July 2023||Funding decisions announced|
|September 2023 – January 2024||Start of the projects|
Innosuisse funding conditions (PDF, 705 kB, 04.10.2022)
Swiss Funding Agencies Factsheet (PDF, 316 kB, 23.09.2022)
Learn more about the NEW DUT application process and Guidelines
Last modification 10.05.2023
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