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.

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 Projektbestaetigung. Please fill out this form for each Swissphotonics project (CTI, H2020, ESA, Eurostar, Bridge, SNF) accepted after Oct. 1, 2017 and send it to Dr. Christian Bosshard, Managing Director Swissphotonics.
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