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Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. It is a federal entity under public law with a separate legal personality. Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

Innosuisse operates on the principle of subsidiarity, supporting innovation projects which, due to lack of funding, would not otherwise be possible, or whose market potential could not be realised. It is active in cases where initiatives in the private sector can be supported by state measures. By helping to transfer research results into concrete marketable products, Innosuisse helps to improve the competitiveness of Swiss businesses, particularly SMEs, thereby contributing to a strong, innovative economy in Switzerland.

Innosuisse innovation chain
The three Innosuisse funding areas are closely linked. The R&D project funding area promotes basic research, whilst Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) and Start-up and Entrepreneurship concentrate on applied research. Innosuisse identifies obstacles to innovation and its instruments help to overcome barriers existing between public research institutions and the private sector.

R&D project funding
Innosuisse’s task is to help innovative products and services onto the market to the benefit of the Swiss economy, by encouraging higher education institutions and businesses to carry out joint research and development projects. Companies, especially SMEs, can thereby benefit from the infrastructure in the research institutions and bring their innovative products and services to market.
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Start-up & Entrepreneurship
Innosuisse is tasked with promoting entrepreneurship and supporting innovative business ideas. Innosuisse programmes and networks provide the skills and methods necessary to successfully turn a business idea into a new company. The instruments used include training courses for potential and active young entrepreneurs and coaching and support in searching for investors.
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Innovation Mentoring
The Innosuisse innovation mentors help SMEs to kick-start their innovation project. They know the Swiss innovation scene like the back of their hand. 
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