Test the feasibility of your idea

As an SME or other type of organisation with fewer than 250 full-time employees, you can apply for an innovation cheque (preliminary study) worth up to 15,000 Swiss francs to assess the viability of your innovation concept. This voucher enables you to commission idea studies and analyses of the innovation and market potential with a Swiss research partner in all subject areas and to test the collaboration with the research partner.

This offer is addressed to:

  • SMEs, start-ups and other small and medium-sized organisations from the private or public sector (with less than 250 full-time equivalents).

Innovation cheque: Steps in the process


Other funding opportunities

> Do you, as an SME, need support in launching your innovation project or in finding a partner?
Small and medium-sized organisations (up to 250 full-time equivalents) can apply for support from an innovation mentor at Innosuisse.

> Are you a research institution without an implementation partner?
Innosuisse funds innovation projects by researchers who have not yet found a partner to implement the result. We particularly provide support for highly innovative yet risky projects.

> Do you want to know if your idea could be patented?
Are you in the process of submitting an application for an innovation project to Innosuisse? Then you can benefit free of charge from an assisted patent search by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).


Last modification 28.09.2020

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