International trade fairs for start-ups

Innosuisse gives start-ups with global ambitions the chance to attend international trade fairs as visitors or exhibitors.

Does your start-up have huge potential on the world stage? Do you have a mature internationalisation strategy? Are you busy entering new markets?

Then take this opportunity to participate in a leading international trade fair that is relevant to you.

We are working with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) to bring you this special offer for start-ups. S-GE promotes Swiss export and has an in-depth knowledge of internationalisation and a global network. The trade fairs available include, for example:

  • Viva Technology: May 2020, Paris
  • BIO International: June 8–11th 2020, San Diego
  • Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) Berlin: September 2020, Berlin
  • Medica: Nov 16–19th 2020, Düsseldorf

You can find the full selection of trade fairs on the S-GE website.

Who can apply?

You need to meet the following requirements:

  • Your application for Innosuisse coaching has been approved or you received a coaching certificate (or label) from Innosuisse (or the CTI) no more than 36 months ago.
  • You want to enter international markets to increase added value in Switzerland.
  • The quality of your internationalisation strategy and the potential to open up the respective market and create value are high.

How to submit an application

You can find out how to get in touch with the contacts for the offer and submit your application directly on the S-GE website.

Further information

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Last modification 18.03.2020

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Start-ups and Next-Generation-Innovators division

Marcel Hofstetter
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“Dear start-up,

In light of the current situation and in order to keep everybody safe as well as limit the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, we would like to inform you that Innosuisse decided to suspend its start-up camp and trade fair support with immediate effect until further notice.

All parties involved are strongly advised to cancel any upcoming travel plans and to follow the local safety guidance.

Please be ensured that Innosuisse is committed to honour its commitments at a later time.

In case of questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at +41 79 318 19 34 or

Many thanks in advance.

Best regards and stay safe,

Your Innosuisse Start-up team”