|Ask the Entrepreneur||Workshops covering the know-how and tools required to accelerate the development of your project.||workshops||any discipline||2 times per year||-|
|Baselaunch||Support and accelerate the most promising and ground-breaking healthcare companies. 2 phases, which extend over a total of 15 months.
Phase 1: up to 10k Chf - Phase 2: up to 250k Chf
|Best of Swiss Apps||Promote quality of Swiss app and mobile ecosystems||competition||IT||annual||-|
|Bluelion||Support for startups to grow sustainably, provides co-working spaces and hosts regular events that provide access to a curated ecosystem and networking opportunities.||Incubator & Accelerator||Tech||2 times per year||-|
|Bridge - Proof of Concept||Support for young academic persons developing an innovative application based on their work.
Max 12 months renewable for 6 more months. Can pay salaries and material costs.
|competition||any discipline||rolling basis||130|
|Bridge - Discovery||Support for more experienced academic persons developing an innovative application based on their work. Only high impact projects
Max 4 years. Salarie of project staff and project-related materials. The salaries of project leaders are generally excluded.
|competition||any discipline||rolling basis||-|
|Circular Economy Incubator||Enables teams and startups to prototype and develop solutions - entrepreneurs work on developing their minimum viable product (MVP) and validating their business model, with the support from advisors, experts and our network of impact investors.||training/accelerator||circular economy||annual||-|
|Coup de Pouce de la Fondation Liechti||Suport entrepreneurial projects in economy, ecology or preferably humanitarian fields that forster sustainable progress in view of improvement of health or against poverty.
CHF 50'000 as grant
|grant||economy, ecology, humanitarian fields||annual||50|
|Create Challenge||Programm objective is to bring 10 teams to work 3 weeks to work on their product with support of IDIAP.
5k CHf for 3 winners + services and housing from The Ark in Valais.
|Debiopharm Inartis Challenge||Competition with the objective to improve patient quality of life.
25k chf for winner, 25k among remaining finalists.
|DIZH Call for Project Proposals||The call promotes projects in which solutions to relevant practical questions and current societal challenges are developed||accelerator||any discipline||annual||300|
|Switzerland Innovation Tech4Impact Initiative||facilitate the realization of innovation projects that tackle society’s most pressing environmental and societal challenges, focusing on selected themes of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development||accelerator||any discipline||annual||85|
|Entrepreneur Of The Year||Entrepreneur Of The Year is highly respected across the globe||competition||any discipline||annual||-|
|Global Challenge||100k equity free||accelerator||Deep tech||-||100|
|ESA Business Incubation Center||support package to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas and some space connection in order to develop their business in space or on earth||accelerator||Space tech||annual||200|
|Falling Walls Lab Switzerland||Falling Walls Venture is a global platform for the most promising science start-ups nominated by academic institutions from across the world||competition||any discipline||annual||-|
|First Ventures||Preference will be given to projects with a budget of CHF 50,000 to a maximum of CHF 150,000 running from one to a maximum of two years.||grant||Technology in general||twice / year||150|
|Future of Health Grants||The 3-level grant program will benefit all early stage digital health projects||grant||digital health||annual||50|
|Gebert rüf Stiftung grants||innovation for the benefit of Switzerland’s economy and society. It makes science effective by initiating impact-oriented innovation, research and education projects||accelerator||Technology in general||4 times per year||500|
|Green Tech Startup Battle||regional and particularly sustainable project ideas from driven entrepreneurs that preserve and protect natural resources||competiition||Green tech||annual||10|
|Hasler Stiftung||Promote Information & Communication Technologies (ICT) in Switzerland.
CHF 50'000 maximum per project
Other rewards: Coaching & Training for students - PR & Visibility
|grant||IT||4 times per year||50k|
|Impact Hub Fellowship Energy-Cleantech||Award given to the most innovant projects in cleantech. Winners win also coaching and housing.
28k for winner and 4k for other finalists
|InnoBooster||Grant of up to 150k over 1.5 years max granted to high-tech projects with high potential. Money is givent to lab as a grant.||accelerator||Deep tech||4 times per year||150|
|Innosuisse innovation cheque||The innovation cheque gives you access to over CHF 15'000 worth of R&D services from a public research partner.||grant||any discipline||open call||15|
|Innosuisse innovation projects||To be developped with a company (can be a startup). Pay half of the reserach costs, usually costs on the academic institute side. Company other half can be paid in-kind but usually, some cash should be paid also to academic partner (~10%). 350k Chf in average, can be more or less.||grant||any discipline||open call||350|
|Innosuisse start-up training||The Innosuisse start-up training programme helps the businesspeople of tomorrow in four specialist modules. There is 4 modules:
Module 1: business idea - motivational event
Module 2: business concept - for future founders
Module 3: Business creation - for those ready to found a company
Module 4: Growth: to grow your startup
|training||any discipline||open call||-|
|Innosuisse Start-up coaching||You receive vouchers in 3 steps to get coaching. 1st level is Business idea reviewed (5k CHF in coaching). 2nd level is develop strategy, enter markets (50k CHF in coaching). Last and 3rd level is being ready to grow (75k CHF in coaching).||training||any discipline||open call||-|
|InnoPeaks Innovation Lab||An intense 3 month program designed to support entrepreneurs scale their industry-changing technology businesses||Venture program||Life Science
|Freiburger Innovationspreis||Exemplary and innovative achievements in the development of new products or processes will be taken into consideration||competition||Technology in general||annual||10|
|Innosuisse innovation project without implementation partner||Innosuisse funds innovation projects of researchers who have come across an innovative idea with great market potential in the course of their research work, but have not yet found a partner for the implementation on the market||grant||Technology in general||several times a year||Not defined|
|Kickstart Accelerator||Kickstart Accelerator is one of the Europe’s largest multi-corporate, zero equity accelerators. For 11 weeks it brings 30 of the most promising international startups to Zürich.
CHF 15’000 seed funding and chance to get an additional grant of up to CHF 25’000.
Smart Cities and Robotics & Intelligent Systems
|Mass challenge Swittzerland||MassChallenge is a startup accelerator. It awards up to 1MCHf each year to 10 to 20 startups. Also provide in-kind award in the shape of advisory, working space, etc…||accerlerator, grant||food
|National Centres of Competence in Research (NCCRs)||Several grants and call for proposals.
Example: NCCR robotics spinoff fund: up to 150 K CHF for 12 months project.
|grants||Technology in general||often||150|
|Pax Sustainability Awards||supporting students and young people in developing and implementing their ideas and projects, to help them succeed in their commitment to the good of their community.||competition||Ideas relating to social matters||annual||20|
|Prix Fondation Dalle Molle||Award for research / projects helping to improve life quality in general.||grant||ideas relating to quality of life||annual||10|
|Rare Diseases||Promote development and implementation of innovative technologies or approaches in the diagnosis and treatment of Rare Diseases. Improve the transfer of basic research findings into clinical practice.
CHF 2 Millions per year as grants of CHF 500'000 maximum per project + PR & Visibility
|grant||rare diseases diagnosis & treatment||open call||500|
|Red Herring 100 Euro Award||As the most important European Award and one of the most known globally, Red Herring wants to promote the top 100 hightech companies in three global regions : Asia, North America, Europe.||award||Technology in general||annual||-|
|Rolex Awards||100'000 Chf for each of the 5 winners||competition||environment, applied science and technology or exploration||annual||100|
|SEIF Tech for Impact Awards||European impact entrepreneurs who develop or make innovative use of technologies to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals||competition||UN Sustainable Development Goals||annual||30|
|Startup Accelerator||accelerator program aimed at early stage startups and innovative ideas in tech innovation||accelerator||Technology in general||annual||120|
|Startup Space||provides various working spaces and offices on 1'500 m2 in the new #startupspaceZH directly at the railway station in Schlieren.||incubator||Technology in general||-||-|
|Swiss Cancer League||Research grants for cancer related projects.||grant||cancer related||open call||500|
|Swisscom Startup Challenge||Business acceleration program in Silicon Valley for 5 winners||accelerator||IT
|Swiss Economic Award||Promote entrepneurship in Switzerland
25'000 Chf for each category
|Swiss ICT award||Honor outstanding ICT performances of Swiss companies||award||IT||annual||2000|
|Swiss MedTech Award||To support innovation and competiveness in the Swiss Medtech sector and stimulate the transfer of knowledge between research, medtech firms, start-ups and SMEs. 10k CHF||competition||medtech||annual||10|
|Swiss Startup Factory||leverage opportunities for innovation in Switzerland to create value and market-leading companies.||accelerator||Technology in general||rolling basis||Not defined|
|Swiss Technology Award||Reward specially innovative innovations that have unique technological, economic and market potential in implementation||competition||Technology in general||annual||-|
|Tenity Pre-seed incubator||Swiss pre-seed incubator for exceptional founders and scalable ideas across all areas of FinTech and InsurTech.||incubator||FinTech, InsurTech||annual||-|
|UZH Entrepreneur Fellowships||funding, coaching, training and lab facilities to young researchers who intend to start up a company based on UZH research||program||BioTech
|UZH Innovation Grants||early-stage funding support for research-based innovations developed at UZH||grant||any discipline||annual||10|
|UZH Life Sciences Fund||early financing for UZH spin-offs in life sciences, biotech and medtech with business ideas based on intellectual property resulting from research done at UZH||grant||Life Science||rolling basis||1000|
|TOP 100 Swiss Startups||Ranking of the TOP100 startups in Switzerland. Need to be registered company and listed in the Startup.ch website.||competition||Technology in general||annual||-|
|Venture||Objective Promote innovative business ideas through a business plan competition in combination with learning support
Prize money 150k Chf prizes for other winners + coaching. There 3 verticals: health & nutrition, hardware, and software & services. Altogether, 340kChf distributed per year.
|Venture Kick||Double the number of spin-offs at Swiss academic institutions through early detection and promotion of promising business ideas of in all disciplines.||accelerator||Technology in general||rolling basis||130|
|Venture Leaders Biotech||investor and business development roadshow to hotspots for biotech innovation||roadshow||biotech||annual||-|
|Venture Leaders Cleantech||investor and business development roadshow to hotspots for biotech innovation||roadshow||cleantech||annual||-|
|Venture Leaders Medtech||investor and business development roadshow to hotspots for biotech innovation||roadshow||medtech||annual||-|
|W.A. de Vigier Award||CHF 500'000, of which CHF 100'000 for each of five companies per year||competition||Technology in general||annual||100|
|Watt d'Or||Reward best energy projects in Switzerland
Pay tribute to especially significant and exemplary projects in the energy sector, and to those persons and organisations who played a major role in the realisation of such projects
|Wyss Zurich||foster translational projects from ETHZ / UZH||accelerator||Regenerative medicine
|ZKB Pionierpreis Technopark||Award for one particularly innovative, technology-driven start-up from Switzerland||award||Technology in general||annual||100|