Innovation / founding a business


Need support with an innovation project? Innosuisse is the Swiss federal government’s innovation agency. It provides support, networks, and financial resources to facilitate the creation of economic value on the basis of scientific research.


Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne provides infrastructure, research, and services for SMEs and startups. Its areas of focus are advanced manufacturing technologies, developing new energy storage and mobility solutions, and medical technology.

Technology Transfer FITT

Looking to collaborate with the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)? FITT advises and supports Solothurn businesses in matters ranging from technology and business administration to personnel psychology. It acts as a broker for student papers and dissertations, helps with applied R&D projects, and provides equipment and infrastructures.



Looking for funding? Euresearch informs SMEs about funding opportunities from European research and innovation projects. Contact our partner Euresearch in Basel.


Swiss Enterprise Europe Network

Looking for technology partners in Switzerland and the EU? The Swiss Enterprise Europe Network connects SMEs with the right partners and helps market innovation.



CSEM SA is a Swiss research and technology organization with around 500 employees. For 35 years now they have been managing and fostering innovation to help the industrial sector develop and transfer disruptive microtechnologies.


Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI)

If you’re looking to patent your discovery or need to protect trademarks and designs, the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) is the place to contact for matters relating to trademarks, patents, designs, copyrights, geographical designations of origin, and Swissness.