Sign contracts and start your project

Verträge abschliessen und Projekt starten

Subsidy contract with Innosuisse

The project partners must conclude a subsidy contract with Innosuisse. You will receive this by e-mail. Only after signing and returning the contract by e-mail to Innosuisse can you start your innovation project as agreed in the contract.

You must start the project within three months of the contract’s entry into force at the latest.

NOTE: Please inform Innosuisse of the concrete starting date of the project by e-mail to

Intellectual property and usage rights agreement

The project partners must regulate the intellectual property and usage rights of the innovation project no more than three months after the start of the project. The Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (FIFG) Ordinance (Art. 41) defines the legal conditions for this regulation. If required, the agreement or only a signed copy of the IPR Declaration must be submitted no later than three months after the start of the project.

NOTE: As these negotiations are important and can be complex, Innosuisse advises the project partners to deal with this issue at an early stage and to have already reached at least an agreement in principle on this issue by the beginning of the application process.

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Last modification 11.01.2023

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From 1 January 2023, the conditions for the promotion of innovation projects will be adapted following the revision of the Federal Law on the Promotion of Research and Innovation (RIPA). A webinar on these adaptations took place on 7 November 2022. Watch the video (password: Inno4Suisse) and have a look at the presentation (PDF, 644 kB, 07.11.2022).