National Centre of Competence in Research PlanetS
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External sources of funding

Research grants

– Bridge – Proof of concept: Support for young academic persons developing an innovative application. (info)

– Bridge – Discovery: Support for more experienced academic persons developing an innovative application. (info)

– Innosuisse Innovation Cheque: R&D services from a public research partner. (info)

– Innosuisse innovation projects without an implementation partner: Innosuisse funds innovation projects by researchers who have not yet found a partner to implement the result (particularly support for highly innovative yet risky projects). (info)

– Innosuisse innovation projects with an implementation partner: science-based innovation projects carried out by companies – particularly SMEs – working with public- sector research partners. (info)

– Call for Ideas (SSC): to foster low Technology Readiness Level (typically TRL 1-2) research and development studies related to space activities. (info)

– Horizon 2020: different calls. (info)

Grants to start, create or boost your own business

– ESA Business Incubator is a Switzerland-wide start-up program in cooperation with ESA: two year program with up to 200k € per start-up and technical and business support. (infowebpage)

– AP-Swiss: Feasibility study (50-250k CHF) and after Demo Project (250- 2MCHF) (infowebpage)

– VentureKick: promotion of promising business ideas of in all disciplines with up to 130k CHF in 3 stages (stage 1 10k, stage 2 20k and stage 3 100k) and coaching and exposure to investors and in media. (webpage)

– VentureLab: selection of 20 young entrepreneurs with innovative high-tech product ideas. 4 different programs (webpage)

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