Swiss Accelerator projects for SMEs and start-ups after market entry
With the Swiss Accelerator, Innosuisse supports projects by Swiss small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups after they have entered the market.
This competitive funding programme is aimed at individual start-ups and SMEs that are carrying out innovation projects with above-average innovation potential. The aim is to commercialise new and innovative products and services quickly and effectively, which in turn should accelerate the growth of Swiss companies already established on the market.
This opportunity is aimed exclusively at individual Swiss SMEs and start-ups (not consortia):
- based in Switzerland (i.e. the company’s headquarters is in Switzerland) and registered in the Swiss registry of commerce;
- already established on the market (i.e. already producing and selling a product or service according to the respective specifications);
- employing less than 250 full-time equivalents
(for companies that are part of a group, the number of full-time equivalents across the entire group of companies is decisive);
- with the ambition to commercialise the project results quickly and effectively and to scale accordingly.
In the assessment, the text of the funding ordinance and the corresponding implementing provisions are always determining.
IMPORTANT: Start-ups that have not yet entered the market are not allowed to submit applications for Swiss Accelerator projects.
Is your start-up not yet present on the market with products or services?
Then the start-up innovation projects might be of interest to you. It is not possible to submit simultaneous applications to the Swiss Accelerator and for start-up innovation projects due to the defined criteria.
Comparison Swiss Accelerator/Start-up innovation projects
The Swiss Accelerator is a transitional measure for Horizon Europe.
Last modification 12.02.2024