Funding decision and project start

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Funding decision and contract from Innosuisse

A final assessment is made, based on the presentation. The Innovation Council of Innosuisse will make a final decision on your application.

In the assessment, the text of the funding ordinance and the corresponding implementing provisions are always determining.

Innosuisse will inform you of the funding decision in writing:

  • If the Innovation Council approves your application, you will receive a contract from Innosuisse before the project starts.
  • If the Innovation Council rejects your application, Innosuisse will inform you of the rejection in writing. The reasons for rejection will be explained in the decision. An appeal against the decision from Innosuisse can be lodged with the Federal Administrative Court within 30 days.

You can start with your Swiss Accelerator project as soon as you have received and signed the contract from Innosuisse and sent it back to Innosuisse. The first payment from Innosuisse is 50 percent of the grant at the start of the project.

NOTE: Please inform Innosuisse of the specific date of the start of your Swiss Accelerator project by email to

Admission to Initial Start-up Coaching

All start-up companies that make an application presentation for the Swiss Accelerator programme are automatically eligible to participate in the Initial Start-up Coaching. These companies only need to submit a formal application for this. The condition is that a start-up wants to benefit from this coaching offer and that it is not already participating in the Innosuisse coaching programme. The coaching offer provides start-ups with additional help in business development.

Last modification 22.12.2022

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Kathrin Kramer
Laura Lang
Donat Rüttimann
Alessia Salmina
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In the webinar on 12.09., information was provided about the current call of the Swiss Accelerator and questions were answered. The recording is available here (password: Inno4Suisse).

Application platform Innosuisse

Application platform

Short applications can be submitted from 28 August until 9 October 2023 at noon (12:00 CEST).

FAQ zu Innosuisse

Frequently Asked Questions

Find the FAQ about the Swiss Accelerator here. (PDF, 257 kB, 04.10.2023)

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Free patent search

Are you in the process of submitting a full application for a Swiss Accelerator innovation project? Then take advantage of a free assisted patent search from the Intellectual Property Institute.