Throughout the year, Innosuisse presents its funding opportunities at events in which it is a partner that are organised across the country and abroad. On stands or during conferences, workshops or pitches lasting a few minutes, members of the Swiss Innovation Agency meet students, young entrepreneurs, business leaders and researchers.
The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the biggest trade show dedicated to technological innovation and presents the main high-tech trends each year. More than 4,500 manufacturers, developers and equipment suppliers gather to present innovative technologies to the world and establish business relationships. The event draws business leaders and start-up founders from a wide range of backgrounds.
28 January 2019, ETH, Zurich
7 February 2019, EPFL, Lausanne
1 July 2019, ETH, Zurich
This annual competition supports start-ups in three distinct sectors: health & nutrition, hardware, and software & services. Participants can take part in workshops, establish contacts in the world of Swiss start-ups and access a network of coaching and mentors. And there are also CHF 150'000 to be won into the bargain. Innosuisse co-organises this event.
The purpose of the FORWARD forum is to provide a general reflection on the challenges and latest developments in digital innovation and the practical concerns of companies. The forum is aimed at SMEs and all academic players, research institutes, start-ups and large companies. All sectors are represented. FORWARD’s audience comprises product and service companies as well as technology and traditional companies looking for innovation opportunities. FORWARD has a national scope. It hosts nearly 1,000 participants from all over Switzerland, with a particular focus on French-speaking Switzerland.
Swiss Biotech Day is the annual event of the Swiss biopharmaceutical industry. This event is aimed at members of the Swiss Biotech Association as well as entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, policymakers, industry players and the media. Swiss Biotech Day brings together more than 600 people from around 20 countries. Thematic round tables are organised on finance or production and licensing.
The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) is the main conference on the Swiss economy. Every year, 1,350 participants from business, academia, politics and the media gather in Interlaken to exchange ideas and network. The SEF also aims to encourage entrepreneurship and contribute to the promotion of young companies. The Swiss Economic Award is presented at the event each year.
Each year, Swiss Medtech Day gathers together the various players in the medtech industry to discover and discuss new trends in the sector. Swiss Medtech Day brings together more than 600 people every year. The day comprises three main programmes: small group sessions, the Swiss Medtech Award and networking.
The Swiss NanoConvention brings together Swiss and international leaders in science and industry in the field of “nano”, such as entrepreneurs, investors, administrators and politicians. This event is a platform for connecting people, debating and exchanging ideas – or even generating new ones. Key topics of the conference include information and communication technologies, life sciences, optics, energy and sustainable development.
The Swiss Innovation Forum brings together 1,100 decision-makers from Switzerland, southern Germany, Vorarlberg and Alsace. Participants come from business, science, research, education, politics and the media. Innovations, new products and projects in the fields of technology, creativity and design are at the heart of the discussions and presentations.