Innovation projects

Innosuisse supports science-based innovation projects carried out by companies in cooperation with research partners.

Advice: innovation mentoring

Our innovation mentors help you kick-start your innovation project. They know the Swiss innovation scene like the back of their hand. Take advantage of this free service for SMEs.


Assisted Patent Search

Together with a Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) patent expert, find out whether you can have your innovation patented and receive valuable information that will help you make decisions regarding your innovation.

Innovation projects without implementation partners

Innosuisse funds high-risk projects with a high degree of innovation by researchers who do not yet have an implementation partner.

BRIDGE Programme

BRIDGE offers two funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation for young and experienced researchers.

Innovation cheque

Innosuisse’s innovation cheque allows SMEs to trial working with research partners and test the feasibility of their idea.

Impulse programme "Manufacturing technologies"

Impulse programme "Manufacturing technologies"

The “Manufacturing technologies” impulse programme funds innovation projects at the interface between research and technology transfers in the digitally-oriented "Industry 4.0 and modern manufacturing technologies" segment.