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What is included in the Initial Coaching


Initial Coaching grants you a voucher worth of CHF 5,000 for coaching sessions with Innosuisse accredited coaches over a period of a maximum of six months.


In order to be eligible for Initial Coaching, your start-up must meet the following requirements:

  • Innovative and science-based business idea
  • Start-up has already set up a business in Switzerland within the last five years or the last ten years in justified cases (e.g. time-intensive life science start-ups) or about to incorporate a company in Switzerland (existing Swiss address required)
  • Business idea has high market potential and is defendable (IP, know-how, speed to market, etc.)
  • Business model is scalable and executed by an ambitious team with the potential to achieve the goals

What your application should include

The application is to be submitted online in the Innosuisse online tool and should include:

  • Description of the innovative business idea
  • Value proposition of offered product/service
  • Explanation of the competitive advantage
  • Description of the team and their commitment
  • Any relevant company documents (e.g. investor pitch deck, company presentation, etc.) 

Submit application

Do you meet the requirements? Then enter your application in the Innosuisse online tool.

If you are logging in for the first time, you will need to register. If you are already registered, you can go directly to the Initial Coaching application form after logging in.

After the application has been submitted, Innosuisse will start the evaluation process.

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