The Driving Urban Transitions (DUT) call has opened on 21 September. Swiss organisations are eligible for funding and can coordinate projects. Have a look at the funding conditions.
Innosuisse has launched a matchmaking platform to find international partners to apply for the DUT call. More than 180 participants are already registered.
The DUT call supports transnational research and innovation projects addressing urban challenges to help cities in their transition towards a more sustainable economy and functioning. More information on the call topics here.
Call deadline for pre-proposals: 21 November 2022
DUT Coordinator Switzerland
DUT matchmaking platform responsible
A unique program in London (Nov 28th – Dec 2nd, 2022)
Do you belong to the top Fintech startups in Switzerland and want to boost your future? Then apply to become one of the 10 members of the 2022 Swiss National Fintech Team for a rocking week in London. London refers to both a geographic region, but also to the most dynamic entrepreneurship ecosystems in the Europe. Pitch to various investors and attend & pitch on stage at the largest FintechExpo Connect. Join us for five content packed days where you can hear and meet global Fintech leaders in digital transformation, payments, blockchain and regtech who are driving the global financial industry forwards. Don’t miss the opportunity!
The admission process
Registration deadline: Sunday, September 25th
Register your project and apply for one of the 10 seats in the Swiss National Fintech Team.
Jury presentation: Tuesday, October 11th
Project presentation by the best 20 applicants in front of the online jury day.
Kick-off meeting: Wednesday, November 2nd
Kick-off event presenting the Venture Leaders and introducing the roadshow in London.
Roadshow Location: London
From 28.11.2022 – 02.12.2022
Digitisation represents a major shift for the Swiss financial system. Both the decline in cash transactions and the spectacular rise of cryptocurrencies are evidence of this. In near future, new virtual forms of money could also emerge, for example from big tech (such as Google, Amazon, Meta, Apple and Microsoft) or from central banks with the possible introduction of central bank digital currency (CBDC). It is important for all of society to reflect on these developments, because almost all areas of our daily life could be affected by the appearance of these new forms of money.
TA-SWISS is launching a call for proposals for a study on this topic. The call for proposals is being issued in a two-stage procedure. In a first step, project outlines can be submitted, the deadline is 4 november 2022.
Innosuisse Scale-up Coaching is aimed at innovative and science-based start-ups with very high growth potential, to give them a boost by supporting them sharpen and implement their growth strategy. The programme grants a voucher worth up to CHF 75,000 for personalised coaching sessions and targeted networking for up to 24 months. The next call for applications is open from August 25 to October 2 2022.
Once your start-up has a solid base and market access is established, the challenge is to grow your business in a sustainable way. Setting up scalable processes and defining an efficient organisational structure are key to achieving successful growth. In the Scale-up Coaching programme, you will select and work with a small team of Innosuisse-accredited coaches from various backgrounds, who will provide you with support on how to scale your business and overcome related challenges. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to receive advice from a wide range of specialist coaches on matters such as intellectual property, legal issues, fundraising and investor relations, organisational growth and scaling, and more.
Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich, once Europe’s pioneering hub for civil aviation as Dübendorf Airport, is now the place to go for research, development and innovation. In the converted fire station, a total of 170 square meters with 16 flexible workstations are available for up to 6 start-ups, spin-offs and young companies. It has everything an innovative and collaborative work community could want: a modern meeting and workshop space, generous infrastructure, a kitchen, meeting areas, storage space and free access 24/7. In addition, there is a free “service desk” from ZHAW Runway Incubator for, among other things, advice on founding issues and start-up development, access to other experts, and much more.
Start-ups and teams not only move into the “firehouse”, they also become part of the ecosystem at Switzerland Innovation Park Zurich and thus benefit from the pioneering spirit of the inspiring environment between science and business. As active members of the Büro Züri community, they open their doors for visitors, exchange and mutual inspiration. They report on current developments and project successes in the “Büro-Züri-Blog”. And they share their experiences and learnings as speakers at networking events. As part of the bigger picture, they also benefit from the media presence generated by Büro Züri and the Innovation Park.