Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) is the federal innovation promotion agency responsible for encouraging science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financing, professional advice and networks.
State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI) is the federal government's specialised agency for national and international matters concerning education, research and innovation policy.
The park's umbrella organisation. The foundation's tasks are to market the park on the international scene, coordinate and aid networking among the park's sites and promote the sites and their innovation activities.
Swiss National Science Foundation is the most important federal instrument for promoting research and nurturing the next generation of scientists. The foundation supports scientific research at universities and independent research institutes. The main thrust of the SNSF's activity is the financing of high-quality individual projects in the sphere of independent basic research.


The Foundation for Technological Innovation aims to support high technology and innovative projects by providing appropriate financial assistance.
An initiative of Swiss Government, connects the world's most innovative hubs around the world. The goal of the network is to provide business opportunities to young entrepreneurs, researchers, policy-makers and leaders across the globe connecting them through transdisciplinary projects.
Swiss headquarters of Euresearch (Horizont 2020)
Innovate4climate (I4C) is a joint initiative developed by Climate-KIC and its affiliate partners WWF Switzerland, Impact Hub Z?rich and BlueLion. By pooling resources, expertise and networks, the initiators want to give a boost to climate entrepreneurship and catalyse entrepreneurial solutions for the environment’s largest problems.


The OPI foundation administers the two clusters BioAlps and AlpICT, promotional networks for biotechnologies and information technologies respectively. OPI also provides the general secretariat for the LAKE GENEVA REGION, a body for the promotion of the economic, technological and tourist advantages of the Lake Geneva basin.
The Development Economic – State of Vaud (“DEV”).
Innovaud is the access key to innovation in the Canton of Vaud. It focuses on all businesses that bring into being innovation projects – from start-ups and SMEs to giant multinationals – and on the various support options that are available to each of them.
Geneva Economic Development Office


Financing Businesses in a Dierent Way - the FAE, a public law foundation that assists all types of businesses in finding appropriate financial solutions, in addition to traditional sources of financing. Canton Geneva


Zurich Office for Economy and Labour
Center for coordination and support for start-ups, entrepreneurs and small business in canton Zurich


The Economic Development unit of the Canton of Basel-Stadt
The official economic promotion agency of the Swiss cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft, Jura and of the Fricktal region is responsible for the international promotion of the economic region of Basel. Supports expansion and relocation projects of foreign companies, and offer consulting services to entrepreneurs and startups. BaselArea’s consulting services for interested parties are provided free of charge.
As a public private partnership between the cantons of Baselland, Basel-Stadt, Jura and leading companies from the region, i-net supports companies in the technology fields of ICT, Life Sciences, Medtech, Cleantech and Nanotechnology. i-net offers companies and innovating entrepreneurs free advisory services and a wide range of opportunities to network and foster knowledge and technology transfer.


Fribourg Development Agency
Fri Up helps young businesses realize their projects, boost their viability and increase their competitiveness. It also offers hosting services for selected start-ups
The Fribourg Innovation Fund encourages collaboration and partnership between business and the universities and hautes ?coles (specialized colleges and institutes) in the canton of Fribourg.
Neuch?tel State’s Service of the Economy
Platinn serves SMEs in the six cantons of Western Switzerland. To support entrepreneurs in their business innovation projects and the development of their competitiveness, platinn’s services are provided by a network of 43 accredited coaches in different areas of expertise. In addition, they can bring in experts in the fields of intellectual property, finance, technical questions, law, etc.


The Swiss Informatics Society represents the computer science profession in Switzerland: professionals with a university degree or equivalent qualification, educational and research institutes, and companies that contribute to computer science. It networks its members and represents their interests in politics, education, business and research.
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