16 companies join Innosuisse’s first scale-up programme

The scale-up coaching program is an intensive two-year program designed for Swiss startups that are less than 5 years and employ at least five full-time equivalents. 16 startups have been selected and will benefit from the new program.


New chair of the Innovation Council: an interview with Alois Zwinggi

We could ask Alois Zwinggi four questions. He has worked for Innosuisse since 2017 and will chair the Innovation Council for a two-year period from January 2020.


363 innovation projects approved

The funding business for innovation projects gained considerable momentum over the course of the year. Innosuisse expects to have received more than 700 applications for innovation projects by the end of the year – around 50 per cent more than in 2018.


Four myths about the funding of innovation projects

Innosuisse representatives regularly hear comments about the funding of science-based innovation projects that are not true. So we would like to put four myths to bed while also providing some useful advice on your next application.


Internationalisation camps are on the up

The range of opportunities for start-ups to participate in internationalisation camps is increasing. Guangzhou is the new destination being offered by Innosuisse for start-ups seeking to open up the international market.

Innosuisse signs an agreement with Brazil

At the beginning of November, Innosuisse and the Swiss National Science Foundation signed two declarations of intent with their Brazilian partner agencies to step up cooperation on research and innovation.


National Thematic Networks

The new-generation National Thematic Networks (NTNs) backed by Innosuisse are intended in future to support innovators from academia, business and society at large more directly in the development and testing of new, viable innovation ideas.

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12 BRIDGE Discovery projects selected

The 12 projects offer excellent science and a sound implementation plan, as well as high economic and social potential. Teams from universities of applied sciences are well-represented.


«We are developing more efficient components»

Lorenz Gubler and his team from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) have received a "Discovery" grant as part of the BRIDGE programme. Lorenz Gubler and his team are developing cheaper and more efficient components for redox flow batteries. The project manager hopes that these technologies will find a place in solar or wind farms.

Innosuisse assesses effectiveness of coaching

Innosuisse wants to regularly assess the benefits and economic impact of its own and the CTI’s start-up promotion activities. For this reason it is calling on all start-ups accepted for coaching since 2005 to participate in another survey.

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