Extended programs

Plug & start

Plug & start offers rent-free office and working space, free coaching from the university of applied sciences, additional services on an individual basis, and intensive networking opportunities. All you need is a good business idea.

Startup Academy Olten

The Startup Academy supports, guides, and connects startups, providing them with its know-how, experience, and network of contacts in Switzerland for a period of around two years from the initial business idea.


Swissbiolabs provides support and guidance to companies in different areas of biotechnology. Swissbiolabs serves as an incubator by providing startups with lab and office infrastructure, relieving them of administrative tasks, and advising management.


Swisscubator promotes entrepreneurship by way of a global network, helping insurtech and e-health startups position themselves, bring products to market more quickly, and gain access to venture capital.


SwissUpStart is a competition held in three phases over a period of nine months. There is prize money of CHF 20,000. The benefits for those competing include coaching, networking events, and continuing education courses.

TZ Witterswil technology center

The Witterswil technology center provides a state-of-the-art lab, office, and manufacturing infrastructure geared to the needs of both start-ups and established players in the life sciences industry.