Bottom up funding


Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency replacing the CTI.

Innosuisse Innovation Check

SME’s have the opportunity to apply for an Innovation Check. With this check a public research partner can provide R&D services worth CHF 15’000 to evaluate the feasibility of new ideas. Further information can be found at Innosuisse.

Swissphotonics supports this initiative and has prepared a flyer with a statement from the CEO of one of our members, Lukas Krainer.
Swissphotonics Innovation Check Support (701 KB)

Swissphotonics encourages you to take advantage of this opportunity! Please fill out the new short Feedback Form for Swissphotonics once you apply or get an Innovation check granted.
Feedback Form

Start your innovation project now

Innosuisse supports projects from all areas of research-based innovation topics. The applications will be assigned to one of five primary funding areas:
- Energy & Environment
- Engineering
- Life Sciences
- Social Sciences & Business Management
We are, of course, still accepting applications for interdisciplinary projects.
Join forces and implement your joint innovation project

Mentors for your innovation project

In addition, CTI provides support through Innovation Mentors.

Swissphotonics supports its Members

Swissphotonics is the NTN (National Thematic Network) for Photonics of Innosuisse and its major task is to support the innovation forces within SMEs, by supporting the SMEs in contacting their appropriate research institute and by providing them with the appropriate funding tool.

Members support Swissphotonics

Swissphotonics Members should inform us on accepted project proposals as this is vital for us and fill out the required Swissphotonics Feedback Form NTN Swissphotonics Projectconfirmation (80 KB) . Please fill out this form for each Swissphotonics project (CTI, H2020, ESA, Eurostar, Bridge, SNF) accepted after Oct. 1, 2019 and send it to Dr. Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics.
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