Funding examples

Innovation projects

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Innovating in the field of disability through co-creation

Generating ideas to improve the daily lives of people with disabilities. This is the purpose of the Technology and Special Needs Innovation Booster.

Fenaco - Improving Swiss agricultural production through digitisation

Weed control in the fields using smart technology. This is the goal of an Innosuisse project, led by five partners. The objective is to eliminate the dock, an invasive plant, which is difficult to eradicate under normal circumstances.


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Kitro - Less food waste thanks to artificial intelligence

Tonnes of food ends up in the waste every day in the kitchens of Swiss restaurants, hotels and hospitals. The Swiss start-up Kitro helps companies to reduce food waste.

Art Recognition - Recognising art forgeries

«In early 2019, we founded the start-up Art Recognition to develop a system for art authentication using artificial intelligence (AI).»

Innovation mentoring

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Innovative with an optimised international network: a customer journey of a Swiss SME

For a Swiss SME, finding the right partners with which to develop innovative products is no easy task. The Bern-based company Rebus Labs also found this to be a challenge – but one that it was able to overcome thanks to networking opportunities provided by the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN).

Using a colouring agent to lubricate skis?

Until now no one had come up with the idea. In this process the colouring agent indigo forms water-repellent layers. And it is environmentally friendly to boot, unlike the highly fluorinated hydrocarbons used in conventional professional waxing, which is toxicologically and ecologically questionable.

Programme BRIDGE

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Enerdrape - Sustainable energy from the underground car park

“Innovation enjoys a higher priority in Switzerland than in other countries.”

More efficient solar panels thanks to the BRIDGE programme

Engineers from CSEM, EPFL and EMPA are developing a new technology for industrial use. It will increase the efficiency of photovoltaic panels.

Energy funding programme SCCER

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Recycling concrete sustainably

The production of cement, the material that binds concrete, is very stressful for the environment and is alone responsible for 5 to 7 per cent of global CO2 emissions.

Women entrepreneurs

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Margaux Peltier - Enerdrape

“Innovation enjoys a higher priority in Switzerland than in other countries.”

Carina Popovici - Art Recognition SA

“After my PhD in theoretical physics I was drawn to Zurich. But I quickly became bored with my work as a risk manager at a Swiss bank. I then came up with the idea of founding my own company more by chance.”

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