As an independent knowledge hub, AGRIDEA has been proactively committed to sustainable, down-to-earth solutions in the Swiss agricultural and food sector since 1958. The association, with about 120 employees in Lindau, Lausanne and Cadenazzo, networks a wide range of actors through its agronomic methodological competencies and implements projects, courses, publications and software in strong partnerships.
At HITS, we inject innovation into corporates by partnering with startups, we call it Corp-up. Corp-up is the matching of corporate needs with startup solutions, shaping and nurturing partnerships between the two to accelerate and scale corporate innovation.
At dieCuisine, everything revolves around sustainable nutrition. We rent a professional kitchen and rooms for events, workshops and seminars. You can let us cook for you or you can prepare your own meal under the guidance of our kitchen team and learn about important connections along the way. We organize cooking workshops and are involved in various projects for a sustainable food system. Because food is culture and community for us, on certain days we open our kitchen to anyone with a desire for a social engagement.
Current projects: GastroFutura, FoodSave Market, SocialCuisine, Canteen with a future
Tenity is a startup incubator and accelerator with an integrated investment arm that invests in innovative technology companies in the financial and insurance industries. Tenity's investment strategy focuses on early-stage companies and seeks broad geographic diversification. More than 250 companies have participated in Tenity programs so far. The new fund will seek to invest in up to 400 new companies.
F10 (Switzerland) AG
Strickhof offers high-quality, practice-oriented basic and advanced training and consulting in the fields of agricultural, food technology and home economics.
The Swiss InsurTech Hub is a non-profit association with the mission to build and grow the leading InsurTech Hub in Switzerland.
We create, nurture and foster an open, inclusive and collaborative ecosystem for InsurTech in Switzerland, creating a measurable impact for incumbents, start-ups, investors and public bodies.
We enable and foment the dialogue and exchange of the diverse participants of the ecosystem, including innovators, experts, partners, academics and diverse technologies, from Switzerland and around the world.
We drive thought leadership, innovation and transformation.
Obere Geerenstrasse 20
The CleanTech Hub Dietikon supports companies from the environment, energy, mobility and transport sectors in strengthening and positioning themselves in the competitive environment. Innovative start-ups and established companies find a creative working environment for development cooperation, know-how and technology transfer with us. The CleanTech Hub Dietikon brings members together with innovation providers/startups so that cleantech innovations can emerge.
In the heart of the Swiss business center, Trust Square offers two places where entrepreneurs, startups, universities, and investors from blockchain, technology, and innovation come together to implement and realize ideas. We offer you private offices and working desks at Rennweg and Paradeplatz. Our events inspire, connect, and promote exchange, and our Service Portfolio enables us to bring concepts and ideas to success. The Venture Service team assists our clients with daily operations so they can focus on their core business and growth.
Where people work, meet and connect.
In the modern startup space, we offer co-working workstations and offices, a domiciliation service, meeting rooms and seminar rooms, the LOX restaurant, and an event space for up to 300 people. The location was completely renovated in autumn 2021 and is now very popular with tenants (startups, SMEs, corporates, initiatives) and users of the seminar and event space. The startup space is located directly at Schlieren railway station and can be reached by public transport from Zurich main station in just 9 minutes. There are also over 100 parking spaces available. Come and experience startup space.
Direkt am Bahnhof Schlieren - 9 Min. vom ZH HB
The Home of Innovation is the largest center for startups, coworking and innovation in Winterthur. With two locations and an area of 6000 sqm, we offer a very comprehensive all-round service for different target groups.
ESA BIC Switzerland is a incubator that offers extensive support packages (technical, business and financial support plus networking and community building) to startups that exploit technologies related to space for application on earth or technologies from earth adapted for usage in space. This relates to application fields such as navigation and positioning, telecommunication, cybersecurity, earth observation, materials & processes, space transportation & logistics or robotics.
The Startup Organisation Wädenswil (grow) promotes startups and supports business ideas primarily in the field of life sciences. In principle, however, grow is open to all sectors. For example, grow also counts companies from the IT sector among its members. What is important is a high potential for technical innovation. Grow offers advice and assistance in the founding and further development of startups. Grow also offers space (labs, offices) and networking with other startups and universities, such as the ZHAW.
The ZHAW Proof of Concept Lab (PoC Lab) is a collaborative innovation and maker space in which companies, start-ups, university institutes and students work together to develop new business models, product innovations and innovation methods.
ZHAW Zentrum für Produkt- und Prozessentwicklung, Lagerplatz 22
We support you and your startup in the pre-seed and seed phase through a targeted coaching and mentoring program.
- We support business ideas from all industries and geographical regions in Switzerland.
- We are located in Technopark Winterthur - 20 minutes away from Zurich.
- We are part of the Zurich startup ecosystem and offer access to services such as workshops, training and events of the
- We are a program of the Center for Entrepreneurship at the ZHAW Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
It is precisely in the early phase of a startup's business development that the course is set that will massively influence its future chances of success. Professional guidance and support for young entrepreneurs is of central importance here, because they usually do not have management experience and access to infrastructure.
The glatec support association operates a "Business Incubator" in Dübendorf to facilitate and support startups and innovation processes in the field of materials science, environmental science and technology.
Enable and promote the creation of technological innovation clusters in joint and open collaboration with the scientific excellence communities and companies. Strengthen the local and national network by joining the Switzerland Innovation network. Attracting innovative enterprises from abroad for their settlement in Ticino.
Suglio Business Center
Via Cantonale 18
The Impact Hub curates the largest network of creatives, startup founders, and techies in Switzerland. Our thriving community works together across organizations, cultures, and generations to create a sustainable and livable future.
We connect entrepreneurs, corporates, NGOs, public institutions, and many other makers to a unique, collaborative innovation ecosystem. With over 700 members and a large network of partners, Impact Hub Zurich is one of the largest entrepreneurial communities in Zurich and Switzerland.
With over 2,000 members in 6 hubs in Switzerland and over 24,000 members in more than 100 Impact Hubs worldwide, we are one of the largest national and global networks for innovation and social entrepreneurship.
Impact Hub Zürich Colab
Impact Hub Zürich Viadukt
Switzerland Innovation Park Central - Connecting Great Minds
We promote cooperation between companies, start-ups and universities for innovations in the building and energy sector. Together with our partners, we create an ecosystem that accelerates the translation of research results into marketable products and services. We offer space in an inspiring environment, labs, project funding, innovation support, a digital co-creation platform and inspiring events within a strong community.
The IPZ creates a new, optimally networked platform for research, development, and innovation for cooperation between science and industry on the site of the Dübendorf airfield.
Stiftung Innovationspark Zürich
The Bluelion Foundation is a non-profit incubator and accelerator based in Zurich. We help entrepreneurs create fast-growing and sustainable businesses.
The Healthtechpark is a physical hub for healthtech companies and a community that provides hands-on support for healthtech start-ups in the Zurich region. We organise qualified workshops, coaching and services for start-ups in the Healthtechpark. We arrange suitable offices, laboratories or workshops.
Technopark Zurich creates a stimulating environment and promotes innovations in the market.
As a visible result, new jobs are created that strengthen the economic cycle. The successful mix of different industries and disciplines, universities, research institutions, start-ups and established companies as well as careful tenant selection, contribute to the fact that the "Technopark" brand is now a widely recognised quality label.
The digital health center (dhc) is a center for innovation and digitization in healthcare. Here, healthcare startups, ICT companies, service providers, and service providers from the healthcare industry work together on the manifold topics and challenges of digital transformation. Organized as an association, the dhc is an interdisciplinary network with a broad range of expertise and now has over 40 members and 20 cooperation partners. Membership is open to all individuals and companies who are willing to actively contribute their knowledge, skills and experience to the network and who prefer to tackle the topic of digitization together with other partners rather than alone.
Since May 2022, dhc bülach has been live in a temporary building at Schützenmattstrasse 14 in 8180 Bülach, and next year it will move across the street, so to speak, into a new office building in the GLASI area in Bülach.
Researchers, medical practitioners, developers and industry collaborate at the Balgrist Campus in order to alleviate and to resolve the problems of patients suffering from musculoskeletal conditions.
Where startups take off
The House of Lab Science is the community company for the laboratory industry, where innovation and business are at home.
We provide the laboratory technology sector in Switzerland with innovation clusters where large companies, SMEs, industry associations, startups and the best talents can be found under one roof.
The House of Lab Science is the perfect “home” for your company, startup or project, offering the best conditions and services, so that you can focus on and grow your business or idea:
• affordable and modular lab space (S-1 and S-2 standard)
• office space, meeting rooms and collaboration rooms
• lab management services
• facility and ICT services
• on-site, online, and hybrid events, networking and cooperation opportunities
Join us and be part of a highly diverse, innovation-friendly, yet business-driven lab tech cluster.
In close proximity to the ETH, the University and the University Hospital Zurich, a nationally and internationally important science park for companies and institutions from the life science sector has been created over the last two decades. On the former site of the Schweizerische Wagons- und Aufzügefabrik AG with a floor space of 55,000 m2 and on adjacent areas, the park today counts 50 companies as well as academic institutions that represent a healthy mix of young startups, globally active companies as well as university clinics, institutes and research groups.
As part of the Technopark Alliance, the Bio-Technopark supports young entrepreneurs, provides them with a tailored infrastructure and promotes exchange between all the life science organizations based here.
The Bio-Technopark received attention, among other things, thanks to successful sales of startups to large corporations and internationally active companies such as Roche, Novartis, J&J, GSK, Pfizer, Thermo Fisher Scientific. Notable financing rounds, the stock market listing of Molecular Partners and Kuros, and successful product developments also made headlines. Today, the life science organizations employ 1,500 people locally.
Incubator Programme of the University Hospital Zurich.
Direktion Forschung und Lehre