Swiss Accelerator vs. Start-up Innovation Projects: Understanding the differences
Switzerland is known for its vibrant R&D commitment that makes this country the most innovative economy for the 12th year in a row. To support these efforts, Innosuisse has established several programmes to provide funding and resources for start-ups and SMEs. Two of these opportunities are the Swiss Accelerator Programme and the Start-up Innovation Project programme. But what are the differences between these two options?
|Swiss Accelerator||Start-up Innovation Projects|
|The Swiss Accelerator Programme is designed to support Swiss start-ups and SMEs up to 250 FTEs after market entry||The Start-up Innovation Project programme is focused on supporting start-ups up to 50 FTEs prior to market entry|
|Its goal is to bring new products and services through potentially scalable innovative projects to the market||This programme provides funding to help innovation projects develop a scalable product or service, including application-oriented research|
|This programme will last as long as Switzerland is not associated with Horizon Europe||The Start-up Innovation Project programme is part of the permanent funding portfolio of Innosuisse|
|Innosuisse will fund up to CHF 2.5 million for each selected project||Innosuisse hasn’t established a specific limit on the funding amount a successful project can receive|
|Innosuisse will announce the annual Swiss Accelerator call soon||You must submit your application at least 8 weeks before the Innovation Council meetings. There will be 3 dates for these meetings: Summer session (May/June), Autumn session (September) and Winter session (November).|
Overall, both the Swiss Accelerator Programme and the Start-up Innovation Project programme are valuable resources for disruptive technological projects in Switzerland. Whether you are in the early stages of development or working on an innovative project, these programmes can provide the support and resources you need to succeed in the competitive world of start-ups.