Innosuisse Impact analysis

Innosuisse is continuing the impact analyses. With this work, it aims to take the results already obtained from the evaluation further and add to them, focusing on the impact and economic benefit of the funding measures for companies and start-ups. Innosuisse also hopes to gather findings to continue to structure the plan for its impact assessment.

The Federal Council’s strategic objectives stipulate that Innosuisse must submit a general plan for assessing the impact of its funding instruments by the end of 2019. The findings from the first phase of impact analyses (see downloads at the bottom of the page) will be incorporated into the project. 

In phase II in 2018, the empirical work will focus on the aspects of the impact, in particular the economic benefit, and certain aspects will be examined in greater depth. The findings are also to be used for structuring the impact assessment plan and developing innovation funding indicators. In terms of method, the work is based on surveys of all funded companies and research institutions and all start-ups receiving support. The surveys will be conducted in the second quarter of 2018. The results of the studies will be available in late 2018. 

Innovation projects (phase II)

Mandatee: INFRAS Zurich/KOF Swiss Economic Institute at ETH Zurich 

Targets: The main targets are to take the impact assessment further, in particular with regard to the economic benefit of project funding for the industry partners involved. A longer impact period than in phase I is to be examined. The study will also provide further findings that will help to develop a plan and indicators for Innosuisse’s impact assessment. 

Start-up coaching (phase II)

Mandatee: econcept Zurich/Koch Consulting Zurich 

Targets: This project’s main focus is also the impact assessment, in particular recording the economic development of the coached start-ups beyond two surveys conducted at different times. Meaningful indicators for monitoring the start-ups will also be developed within a general framework and additional conceptual elements will be established to ensure a systematic impact assessment. 

Start-up training / CTI entrepreneurship (phase II)

Mandatee: B,S,S. Volkswirtschaftliche Beratung/Austrian Institute for SME Research 

Targets: The results of the survey of people interested in setting up a business conducted after training modules two to four from 2016 and 2017 will all be evaluated and supplemented with additional analyses and qualitative interviews. In addition to the impact assessment of the training courses supported by the CTI, the evaluation will include a general assessment of the design and implementation of the individual modules.

Documents from phase I of the impact analyses

Phase I of the impact analyses covered both the design and implementation of the existing innovation promotion activities and an analysis of performance and impact. Recommended actions for project funding and start-up promotion were derived from the results. In terms of method, these studies are based on surveys of all companies, research partners and start-ups, qualitative interviews with stakeholders and experts and document analyses.

Last modification 17.09.2018

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