Funding examples

Innovation projects

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Libattion - Upcycling of lithium batteries for resource-saving e-mobility

A young company from Zurich is integrating recyclable battery technology into electromobility and in doing so, promoting a more sustainable use of batteries. With the support of Innosuisse, they are working together with research institutes to develop state-of-the-art solutions.

Imiris - Improving the system for the professional integration of refugees

Innosuisse supports an innovation project that aims to better integrate refugees into the Swiss labour market. This project, which is being carried out between the associations and several universities of applied sciences, is based on social sciences and aims to develop an improved training method.


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Exnaton – Simply get green electricity from your neighbour

Switzerland’s goal is to become climate neutral by 2050. This means completely new approaches – and start-ups like Exnaton – are needed. The ETH spin-off is helping to launch local energy markets and therefore help drive forward the energy transition.

Vatorex - Saving bees from varroa thanks to the heat

Saving the worlds honey bees, that is the objective of the Zurich start up Vatorex. Its founders, from a family of beekeepers, have developed a sustainable technique to overcome the parasitic Varroa mite.

Innovation mentoring

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Using a colouring agent to lubricate skis?

Until now no one had come up with the idea. In this process the colouring agent indigo forms water-repellent layers. And it is environmentally friendly to boot, unlike the highly fluorinated hydrocarbons used in conventional professional waxing, which is toxicologically and ecologically questionable.

Programme BRIDGE

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More efficient solar panels thanks to the BRIDGE programme

Engineers from CSEM, EPFL and EMPA are developing a new technology for industrial use. It will increase the efficiency of photovoltaic panels.

Smart clothing to combat pressure ulcers

Innovation against pressure ulcers: supported by the BRIDGE programme, Professor Ursula Wolf is working on the development of a textile sensor system that raises the alarm in the event of danger.

Energy funding programme SCCER

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Recycling concrete sustainably

The production of cement, the material that binds concrete, is very stressful for the environment and is alone responsible for 5 to 7 per cent of global CO2 emissions.

Women entrepreneurs

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