Funding your research project

Are you open to work with external companies? Discover the main public and private funding schemes available to researchers.

Public and private funding schemes for industrial oriented collaborations

For schemes that require contract negotiation or IP support, please contact USI Transfer.
For any questions about academic support and grants, please contact the Research and Transfer Service.

Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency – supports funding of innovative projects to bring them to the market. Projects have to demonstrate a considerable innovation potential and a clear business idea. Innosuisse main goal is to advance the current state of research of high-risk projects.

The funding is conceived for promoting collaborative research between companies and academic researchers. Academic researchers eventually need to find an implementation partner to access the main funding scheme. As USI Transfer we can help you.

Academic researchers without an implementation partner can start working on innovation projects with two main schemes:

For support on preparing your application and to learn about other funding opportunities please visit our Research support dedicated webpage.