Grants, calls, summer courses, and other opportunities in Switzerland

Calls, study programmes, project funding, grants, and contests: stay up to date with opportunities in Switzerland in 2018!


WTFL Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018

The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is searching for the most innovative business models from tourism, travel and hospitality industry. The third Start-Up Innovation Camp will provide entrepreneurs with a platform to attract capital, talents and partnerships. Until June 30, start-ups from anywhere in the world can submit an online application to be part of WTFL’s Start-Up Innovation Camp 2018. The start-up must be younger than five years and fit one of five categories: transaction, hospitality, destination, transportation or impact. Read more about this opportunity:

Transforming the global tourism industry in just five minutes

Start-Up Innovation Camp in Langkawi, Malaysia

DayOne Acceleration Program

DayOne, the Swiss innovation hub for precision medicine and digital health run by, is launching an acceleration program supported by Fondation Botnar. Applications are now open to project ideas improving the wellbeing and health of children and adolescents worldwide. Seeking brilliant project ideas that, combined with digital technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit, will help solve the health challenges and unmet needs of young people. Selected projects will receive up to 70,000 CHF in non-dilutive funding.

Movetia goes worldwide!

Good ideas for mobility and cooperation worldwide are called for here: the new international programmes from Movetia are aligned with Swiss educational institutions that wish to try out innovative partnerships and new ideas for mobility – even outside Europe. The new international programme from Movetia supports pilot projects with institutions and organisations outside Europe. You test innovative funding models in international educational mobility and partnership and support the Swiss federal government in further developing its funding practices in this field.

Access further information about the Open Project Fund from Movetia and its instruments.


Designing Advanced Services at the the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (Supsi)

The applications are open for the courses “Designing Advanced Services” and “From Project Ideas to Market” that provides the skills for developing a digital-based project with a successful business plan. Talented students from Brazil have the opportunity to have a scholarship. The courses will take place during the month of January and March 2019 as part of the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design SUPSI.

About the Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design
The Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in Interaction Design combines design thinking, prototyping techniques, digital fabrication, programming, and physical computing in one study program addressing the realization of projects in which the interaction between the design culture and the technological development allows to generate design-driven innovations.The program places Interaction design at the center of an original curriculum where it serves as the key element in the design of Advanced Artifacts, Environments, and Services. The goal of the MAS is to train skilled professionals who play a key role within the most innovative industrial and design fields.


Study programmes at the World Trade Institute – University of Bern

Summer Academy: 3 weeks of studying cutting-edge issues in investment and trade law and policy. Designed for private and public sector and civil society professionals as well as higher-education students.
Master of Advanced Studies in International Law and Economics (MILE), which will be entering its 19th year this September.
TRAIL+ (LL.M. & DAS) programme targeting law graduates looking to take the next step in their careers or in academia.

The World Trade Institute is a leading academic institution dedicated to teaching and research focused on international trade and investment regulation and economic globalisation and sustainability. As a centre of excellence at the University of Bern with an international, interdisciplinary focus, we explore the interconnections between the fields of law, economics and political science. The WTI combines graduate-level education, interdisciplinary research and specialised advisory services.