Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency. Its role is to promote science-based innovation in the interest of the economy and society in Switzerland.

Nowadays, the key to economic success is a combination of knowledge, research and development. Innosuisse especially promotes the partnership between academia and the market with innovation projects, networking, training and coaching, laying the groundwork for successful Swiss start-ups as well as innovative products and services. It provides considerable benefits for a prosperous and sustainable economy.

Innosuisse is a federal entity under public law with a separate legal personality. It provides support in accordance with the subsidiarity principle: it only supports projects if the innovation could not be implemented and market potential would not be tapped into without funding. 

Under Legal basis, we outline details of the legal framework into which Innosuisse is integrated. 

Under Organisation, you can find out who works for Innosuisse.


Flyer «Innosuisse explained in brief»

Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Agency. We fund science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society with the aim of increasing the competitiveness of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Switzerland.

Flyer «Start your innovation project»

Innosuisse gives companies easy access to knowledge and to research centres’ resources. We fund innovation projects, which companies implement together with a research centre – with flexible access for both sides.

Flyer «Start your innovation project"  (PDF, 147 kB, 22.08.2018)

Flyer «Start and grow your business»

Innosuisse furthers innovative business ideas and entrepreneurial thinking in the next generation of researchers and business people. We offer aspiring entrepreneurs targeted training sessions, provide company founders with professional coaching and help start-ups hoping to gain a foothold on the international stage.

Flyer «Start your innovation project"  (PDF, 227 kB, 22.08.2018)

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Flyer «Be Connected»

Our innovation mentors help SMEs set up innovation projects. The National Thematic Networks bring the right partners from industry and research together. Innosuisse also funds specialist events that facilitate knowledge and technology transfer.

Flyer "Be Connected" (PDF, 149 kB, 07.08.2019)


Flyer «Go Global»

We are here to help. Innosuisse helps SMEs
and start-ups to find international business
and research partners. We’ll also advise you
on global funding programmes and calls
to tender in your specialist field and support
your project with funding.

Flyer "Go Global" (PDF, 260 kB, 12.11.2019)

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