The Core Coaching voucher is split in multiple checkpoints to support the process and to ensure progress. The checkpoints are defined by milestones set by Innosuisse and start-ups have to report their progress at milestone reviews within a given time frame. Milestones are specific to each business case and in the interests of the successful development of the start-up.
Evaluation and decision
You will be invited to a Milestone Review meeting to present the progress of your start-up.
The start-up is set specific milestones in achieving the evaluation criteria and the meeting is held to discuss the progress made in meeting them under certain conditions.
- Positive evaluation
Innosuisse will inform you of the review conclusion at the meeting and by email. An additional voucher budget will be released (if required) and the next steps and new milestones defined.
- Negative evaluation
Innosuisse will inform you of the negative decision by email and by letter. The communication will explain why the review resulted in approval not being given. A negative decision closes the coaching voucher.
This process usually takes about two to three weeks.
Frequently asked questions
The Innosuisse coaching vouchers are limited for use with the coaching options offered and cannot be paid out.
Yes. The Initial Coaching is a starting point for the Innosuisse Start-up Coaching.
The application cannot be edited once it is submitted. However, it is possible to send an updated pitch deck by email to firstname.lastname@example.org at the latest three days before the presentation at the Core Coaching Acceptance meeting. Additional documents will not be considered for the evaluation after submission.
All Innosuisse coaches have a proven track record of their expertise. Further information on the individual coaches is provided in the Innosuisse online tool. Extensive interviewing is therefore not expedient. However, it is recommended you contact and briefly discuss the match with a specific coach. Innosuisse can support you with the selection if you are unsure.
The relationship between you and Innosuisse is a funding relationship. The associated rights and obligations are set out in the “decision” you will receive when your application has been approved. A “decision” is a legal term for the paper document that Innosuisse sends to the applicants. This document contains the decision as to whether an application for coaching was approved or rejected.
Your partnership with a coach is governed by a standardised contract, which is implemented in the IT tool and automatically becomes effective as soon as that coach decides to accept your invitation to work together. You will need to specify a portion of your budget to be assigned to each coach for their services. The budget amount is to be agreed between you and the relevant coach directly. If necessary, the budget can be amended at any time in the Innosuisse online tool by mutual agreement.
Under certain circumstances it is possible to change the lead coach. This matter should first be discussed with the lead coach and subsequently requested with Innosuisse by email (email@example.com).
Coaches are paid for their flexible coaching services on an hourly basis at a standard rate (lead coach) or by a lump sum per workshop (special coach). The whole payments process is managed directly and electronically in the Innosuisse online tool.
The voucher is managed solely via the Innosuisse online tool provided by Innosuisse. There you can see which coach(es) you are working with and how much of your budget you have left.
The Innosuisse coaching voucher is only valid for Innosuisse-accredited coaches and cannot be used for coaches outside of the programme.
You will be provided with an official template by Innosuisse that can then be uploaded in the Innosuisse online tool.
The certificate reflects remarkable progress achieved during the Innosuisse Core Coaching programme and it confirms that your start-up is ready for sustainable growth considering various criteria.
Companies with this award get increased publicity, are more attractive to potential investors and improve their access to additional events, initiatives and programmes.
No, the portion of the budget that has not be used cannot be paid out.
Last modification 06.05.2021