Innovation and Entrepreneurship

CTI: Innovation Promotion Agency

The Swiss Confederation’s Innovation Promotion Agency (CTI) supports the transfer of knowledge and technology between businesses and universities. Other initiatives of CTI include venturelab and CTI Invest.

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), whose mission is to promote trade and investments, works on a regular basis with key players of the education, research, and innovation area. In Switzerland, the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and S-GE regularly exchange information in this respect. Abroad, SG-E’s Swiss Business Hubs collaborate and coordinate with the swissnexes as well as with the Science and Technology Counselors in the Swiss embassies.

Swiss Innovation Forum
The Swiss Innovation Forum is the leading Innovation Platform in Switzerland and brings together the knowledge of the most important institutions in the field of innovation, R & D and design. Learn at first hand from leading national and international experts, the latest findings on innovation, creativity and design.

SWITT: Swiss Technology Transfer Association
The Swiss Technology Transfer Association is the association of technology transfer professionals who are active in the transfer of technology from institutes of public research and education, university hospitals, and other not-for-profit research organizations to the private sector.

Technoparks and Incubators

Club of Swiss Technology Parks and Business Incubators
The Site of the Club of Swiss Technology Parks and Business Incubators gives an overview on the 16 Science and Technology Parks in Switzerland and offers links to each of them.

Biopole – Biomedical Technology Park Lausanne
Neode- Science and Technology Park Neuchatel
Eclosion – Science Incubator in Geneva
FONGIT – HighTech Business Incubator
Technopark Luzern

StartUp Caf
StartUp Caf is designed to be the place entrepreneurs visit when they need to find an employee, an investor, an advisor, a coach, some advice, a course, a useful address, a list of upcoming entrepreneurial events, second hand office equipment, or even to test their entrepreneurial skills.

KMU info
KMU info provides the user with all the relevant knowledge on founding an SME in Switzerland: an overview of taxes, required approvals, explanation on intellectual property and labour law in Switzerland and administrative matters. Furthermore, it offers the download of publications and information on various topics such as the EU, SME and internet or financing.