Startup Innovation Projects is a funding programme focused on applied research projects that prepare for subsequent rapid implementation on to the market. There is no maximum budget for awarded projects. The average project budget is CHF 2,5M. 

The winning pitch receives a Catalyze Startup Innovation Projects voucher. 

The Startup Innovation Projects Voucher includes complete support from Catalyze consultants:  

🔹 Preparation of Full Proposal  

🔹 Expert coaching sessions to prepare for the interview (if invited) 

How to participate: 

  1. Submit Your Pitch Deck: Describe your groundbreaking innovation and its potential impact on society and the market in maximum 15 slides. 
  2. Evaluation: Our expert panel of judges will evaluate your submission based on innovation, feasibility, commercial potential, scalability, and eligibility criteria. 
  3. Pitch: If you make it into the top 5 you will be invited to present your pitch to our judges. 
  4. Receive Your Prize: The most outstanding pitch will receive the Catalyze Startup Innovation Projects Voucher. 

Submission Deadline: 29th February 2024 

Submission email: 

Evaluation results will be communicated from mid-March 2024. 

Pitch presentations will be scheduled in April 2024. 


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For more information about the Startup Innovation Projects funding programme,
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Please note, Innosuisse has the final say in eligibility of applicants for this program. We recommend contacting Innosuisse early on to establish communication regarding your intent to apply.