You can start your innovation project without 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.

Has your research work thrown up a great innovative idea with market potential, but you have not yet found a business partner to implement your project on the market? Are you convinced that your scientific findings could be implemented successfully onto the market by a company? 

Innosuisse is here to help: You can still submit your application without an implementation partner initially. 

Innosuisse supports innovation projects without an implementation partner for a maximum of 18 months (if the project is part of the federal funding programme in the field of energy, support may be provided for up to 36 months).

What sort of projects are funded?

  • Projects such as feasibility studies, prototypes and test facilities as well as projects to execute themed funding programmes commissioned by the Federal Council are funded.
  • The project displays a considerable innovation potential and a clear business idea
  • With the current state of research, there is a high risk of the project not succeeding on the market.
  • You intend to try to convince potential implementation partners of the economic benefits of your idea over the next few months
  • Your project staff have the skills required to execute the project.

New applications

Do you meet the requirements?

Then submit your application!

You can submit your application at any time. A decision regarding funding will usually be made within 8 weeks.

Application form for Innosuisse Innovation Project applications (PDF, 324 kB, 11.07.2019)

Dates of the evaluation meetings

Jan. 2020
    28.01.2020 16.01.2020 27.01.2020
Feb. 2020
Mar. 2020 11.03.2020 03.03.2020 05.03.2020 05.03.2020 05.03.2020
Apr. 2020 22.04.2020 21.04.2020 14.04.2020 14.04.2020
May 2020 27.05.2020 26.05.2020 27.05.2020   27.05.2020
June 2020       04.06.2020  
Jul. 2020 08.07.2020 03.07.2020 09.07.2020 09.07.2020 03.07.2020
Aug 2020          
Sept. 2020 09.09.2020 10.09.2020 10.09.2020 03.09.2020 10.09.2020
Oct. 2020 07.10.2020 08.10.2020 07.10.2020 07.10.2020 15.10.2020
Nov. 2020 12.11.2020 06.11.2020 06.11.2020 11.11.2020 06.11.2020
Dec. 2020 10.12.2020 10.12.2020 10.12.2020 04.12.2020 10.12.2020
If the application is submitted at least 6 weeks before the date of the meeting and the evaluation goes smoothly, the application can be dealt with at the following meeting. The session dates are an annual plan. Innosuisse reserves the right to postpone dates. * ICT: Information and Communication Technologies
E&E: Energy & Environment
ENG: Engineering
SSBM: Social Sciences & Business Management
LS: Life Sciences

Project reporting

As a project partner, you must submit reports during your innovation project. These serve to check the course of the project. You must also request any important changes to the project.

NOTE: Please send all your reports and adjustment requests by e-mail to

Conclude project

At the end of your innovation project, you must send Innosuisse a final scientific report and the financial reports. These are used for quality assurance, financial auditing and impact measurement.

Note: Please send all your reports by e-mail to

More information

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Energy & Environment
Nicolas Martin
Suzana Kolly

+41 58 465 33 72

Matthias Furler
Laura Lang
Christoph Bigler

+41 58 462 81 47

Dannie Jost
Winnie Schluep

+41 58 467 17 55

Life Sciences
Stéphanie Lecaudé
Fatma Sahindal
Winnie Schluep

+41 58 464 19 85

Social Sciences & Business Management
Sandra Villiger
Mateja Bajic

+41 58 462 86 51

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