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Your company plans to develop innovative products, services or processes. To do so, you need the expertise of a Swiss research institute. Then you should join forces and realise your innovation project together.

Innosuisse co-funds innovation projects that companies and private and public institutions conduct jointly with research partners.

 

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Requirements for submitting an application

Project partners who want to submit an application must meet certain requirements.

 

As a company or as private or public institution (so-called implementation partner)

As an implementation partner, you must meet these five requirements:

  • Your company or private or public institution must operate in Switzerland and engage in value-creating activities.
  • The focus of your project must be on science-based innovation, i.e. on implementing the latest research findings on the market.
  • Your project must address a market need and promise to be commercially successful or to benefit society.
  • You must assume the project costs incurred within your company and be prepared to cover your research partner's expenses in an amount equivalent to at least 10% of the funding offered by Innosuisse.
  • A Swiss research partner must be prepared to implement an innovation project with you.

As researcher (so-called research partner)

You must work at a Swiss research institution. Your research institution must belong to one of the following categories:

  • Higher education research centres as per Art. 4, Letter c of the RIPA
  • Non-commercial research centres outside the higher education sector in accordance with Art. 5 of the RIPA
  • Government bodies as per Art. 16 (3) of the RIPA which carry out their own research for the purpose of fulfilling their mandates
  • Federal research institutes according to Art. 17 of the RIPA
  • A company must want to realise an innovation project with you as a research partner.
 
 
 
 
 

Innovation topics

Innosuisse supports projects from all fields of innovation and interdisciplinary projects.

 
 

What your application should include

Fill out the application in the online submission tool Innosuisse Analytics.

You will have to provide the following information:

  • Information on project partners: Expertise and track record of the partners, available infrastructure
  • General information: Title, background, initial results
  • Added value of your innovation project: Business model, competitive situation, USP, market analysis, potential for profitability
  • Your innovative solution: Development status, innovative content, risk and ambition (e.g. level of technological maturity), feasibility of the results
  • Project plan including schedule: work packages, quantitative objectives (technological, scientific, economic), risk analysis
  • Financial plan: wage costs, material costs, 50% contribution from implementation partner including 10% cash contribution. Further information on financial matters in the FAQ.
 
 

Submit your application

Do you meet the requirements? Then enter your application in the Innosuisse online application 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 application tool after logging in. After the application has been submitted, Innosuisse will start the evaluation process.

 
 
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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.

> As an SME or smaller organisation, do you have an innovation idea, but are not sure whether it is feasible?
The Innosuisse innovation cheque enables small and medium-sized organisations (up to 250 full-time equivalents) to test the feasibility of their innovation ideas with a research partner.

> 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 08.06.2020

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Innosuisse Analytics Tool

Analytics is Innosuisse’s platform for submitting applications. Project partners and start-ups can submit new applications, while Innosuisse members can access the projects and cases assigned to them.

Questions & answers

You will find the answers to frequently asked questions about innovation projects, start-up coaching and other Innosuisse instruments here.

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Free patent search

Are you in the process of applying for Innosuisse funding for an innovation project? Then take advantage of a free assisted patent search from the Intellectual Property Institute IPI.

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