Evaluation

Evaluation und Entscheid

Criteria for evaluating your application

First, the Innosuisse office formally evaluates your application. After that, three independent experts will assess the content of your application according to the clearly defined criteria. Using this assessment, the Innovation Council of Innosuisse will decide who will be invited for a pitch and present their project to Innosuisse. A final funding decision will then be made.

The experts will assess the application in accordance with the criteria set out in Article 8 of the Innosuisse Funding Regulations.

  • Level of innovation: The innovation content is measured against the latest scientific developments and also against the solutions available for the identified need;
  • Added value in Switzerland: Potential of effective implementation of the project results and the associated value that is expected to be created for the Swiss economy or society;
  • Methodological quality: Quality of project planning, qualitative and quantitative objectives, and implementation planning to achieve the intended economic or social benefits;
  • Staff expertise;
  • Sustainability: Contribution to the sustainable development of society, the economy and the environment;
  • Cost-benefit ratio:
  • Financial performance of the start-up: The start-up must prove that it has sufficient financial resources (in addition to the Innosuisse contribution) to provide the planned own contributions to the project or that it plans to procure said funds. Financial due diligence has been carried out and a specific report has been prepared as a basis for the evaluation;
  • Intellectual property: The results of an initial analysis of intellectual property rights conducted by the start-up must show that there is no obvious conflict with existing patents at the time that the application is submitted that would prevent the start-up from entering the market.

Submit your application at least eight weeks in advance of a meeting of the Innovation Council. After the formal check, it can be dealt with at the next meeting if the evaluation goes smoothly. After the meeting date, the decision of the Innovation Council is communicated by IncaMail within eight weeks. The entire application process thus takes around 16 weeks.

Important: There is no guarantee that any request submitted eight weeks before a meeting date will be considered at the next meeting.


Table of meeting and pitch data

The relevant date for the submission deadline is the date of the Innovation Council meeting. Submit your application at least eight weeks in advance of a meeting of the Innovation Council. In case you will be invited to the pitching session, please pre-reserve this date too.

Spring session 2024
  E&E* ENG* ICT* LS* SSBM*
Meeting 15.03.2024 06.03.2024 13.03.2024 06.03.2024 07.03.2024
Pitch date
22.03.2024

13.03.2024

27.03.2024

27.03.2024

14.03.2024
Summer session 2024
  E&E* ENG* ICT* LS* SSBM*
Meeting 24.05.2024 29.05.2024 29.05.2024 24.05.2024 22.05.2024
Pitch date
07.06.2024

12.06.2024

12.06.2024

06.06.2024

04.06.2024
Autumn session 2024
  E&E* ENG* ICT* LS* SSBM*
Meeting 12.09.2024 11.09.2024 11.09.2024 11.09.2024 12.09.2024
Pitch date
27.09.2024

25.09.2024

25.09.2024

25.09.2024

18.09.2024
Winter session 2024
  E&E* ENG* ICT* LS* SSBM*
Meeting 29.11.2024 20.11.2024 27.11.2024 27.11.2024 27.11.2024
Pitch date
06.12.2024

04.12.2024

11.12.2024

11.12.2024

05.12.2024
The meeting dates are based on an annual planning. Innosuisse reserves the right to change dates. *
E&E: Energy & Environment
ENG: Engineering
ICT: Information & Communications Technologies
LS: Life Sciences
SSBM: Social Sciences & Business Management

Five thematic subgroups

The Innovation Council of Innosuisse decides on your application in five thematic subgroups.

Last modification 11.03.2024

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Energy & Environment
Nicolas Martin
Suzana Kolly
Nicole Schöni

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Engineering
Matthias Furler
Davi Chung
Martina Ghisletta

+41 58 462 81 47
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ICT
Sybille Aeschbacher
Fatma Sahindal

+41 58 467 17 55
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Life Sciences
Thomas Martignier
Ramona Schürch
Imane Benabdesselam

+41 58 464 19 85
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Social Sciences & Business Management
Sandra Villiger
Joséphine Irion

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Jörn Graf

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