All Swiss Grants and funding opportunities in Switzerland. Your guide to the most important research and development grants in Switzerland. At the moment there are various grants, such as Innosuisse Innovation, BRIDGE or the NTN Innovation Booster.
Innosuisse helps leverage your innovation: They support science-based innovation projects carried out by companies – particularly SMEs – working with public-sector research partners.
Innosuisse – Swiss Accelerator
Subsidy: Up to CHF 2,5M
Scope: Innosuisse supports mature and ambitious projects with significant innovation and disruption potential from start-ups as well as SMEs with the aim of quickly and efficiently commercialising the project results.
The funding is intended to make a substantial contribution to projects that require high-risk capital to take important development steps toward entering the market. Companies should not have ongoing funding from EIC Accelerator for the same project.
NTN innovation booster
Subsidy: max. CHF 500,000 annually
Scope: The NTN – Innovation Boosters bring together interested teams from universities, business and society at national level around a defined innovation theme and stimulate the emergence and testing of concrete innovation ideas.
Themes of economic relevance are to be addressed in an innovative manner: new scientific findings provide important momentum and may lead to the launch of process, product or service innovations in the foreseeable future. The novel applications can impact both industry and the services sector.
Impulse programme: Swiss Innovation Power
Subsidy: ~CHF 450,000 per project
Scope: The Impulse programme Swiss Innovation Power aims to stimulate innovation activities, to maintain the strength of Swiss innovations and secure the long-term competitiveness of small to medium-sized companies in Switzerland in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic.
Swiss National Science Foundation
The Swiss National Science Foundation, SNSF, supports scientific research in all academic disciplines, including life sciences and medicine, through a wide range of research funding schemes.
National Research Programmes (NRPs)
Subsidy: From CHF 300,000 – 2,000,000
Scope: Research carried out by NRP consists of research projects that contribute to the solution of contemporary problems of national importance.
Investigator initiated clinical trials (IICT)
Subsidy: No maximum budget defined
Scope: The IICT programme is targeted at researchers who wish to conduct an investigator initiated clinical trial. Support will be given to clinical studies that are of value to the patients and address important unmet medical and societal needs but are not in industry focus.
SPIRIT – Swiss programme for international Research by Scientific Investigation Teams
Subsidy: ~ CHF 500,000 per project
Scope: SPIRIT’s vision and mission remain unchanged. The programme continues to strengthen cross-border research that involves researchers in Switzerland and in partner countries in the global South. The SPIRIT programme facilitates knowledge exchange and opportunities to collaborate between Swiss researchers and researchers in many countries around the world.
Sinergia – Interdisciplinary, Collaborative and Breakthrough
Subsidy: minimum CHF 50,000 and maximum CHF 3,2M
Scope: Sinergia grants support collaborative, interdisciplinary projects where breakthrough research is expected.
The BRIDGE programme is a joint programme conducted by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) and Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency. It offers new funding opportunities at the intersection of basic research and science-based innovation, thereby supplementing the funding activities of the two organisations.
BRIDGE Proof Of Concept
Subsidy: 130,000 CHF
Scope: Support young researchers who aim to develop an application or service based on their own research findings. These projects may feature any type of innovation or research field.
Subsidy: 850,000 CHF for single applicant and max 2,550,000 CHF (consortium of 3 partners)
Scope: Aimed at experienced researchers for basic as well as applied research with a strong societal or economic impact, in order to realise the innovation potential of research findings.
The Swiss Heart Foundation – Research Grant
Deadline: 30 June
Subsidy: CHF 100,000 per year
Project duration: 1 to 2 years
Consortium: Open to researchers based in Switzerland
Scope: The Swiss Heart Foundation supports research on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases by granting financial contributions for research projects conducted in Switzerland. Research proposals can be based on the following areas of interest:
- cardiac arrhythmias
- Heart failure
- High blood pressure
- Cardiac valve pathologies
- Congenital heart defect
Visit the Swiss Heart Foundation website
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