Innosuisse - Switzerland-UK Call 2023

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Submission deadline: 26 Luglio 2023

Call Briefing seminar – 20 April 2023
Submission deadline of Full Proposal: 26 July 2023

Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation and the Swiss Innovation Agency (Innosuisse) are announcing a bilateral call for joint R&D project outlines.

The purpose of this call is to encourage collaboration between UK and Swiss businesses in order to drive innovation and support their growth on a global scale. The proposals submitted should contribute to the development of commercially viable products, processes, and technical services that have a significant potential market in both the UK and Switzerland. The projects should demonstrate clear advantages and added value resulting from the cooperation between participants from both jurisdictions, such as increased innovation capabilities, commercial opportunities, access to R&D infrastructure, and exploration of new fields of application.
The evaluation process will involve a single stage and a coordinated ranking of the projects by Innovate UK and Innosuisse. Projects that align with the funding criteria of both agencies and have common targets within the project consortia will have a higher likelihood of receiving funding.


  • The project should demonstrate a relevant innovation content, added-value and benefit from the bilateral cooperation in both countries. The project must be equally significant to all participants. One country cannot represent more than 70% of the overall project person-months.

Evaluation Criteria

  1. Project Quality
  2. Project Consortia
  3. Innovation Degree
  4. Market Value Creation


  • The project must have a maximum grant funding request to Innosuisse of CHF 400’000;
  • The projects are funded by the national funding agencies (Innovate UK and Innosuisse) following the order of the joint ranking list. The funding agencies will fund as many projects as their funding allocation will allow. Up to £2.0 million from Innovate UK and up to CHF 2.0 million from Innosuisse.
  • Innosuisse covers a maximum of 70% of the total eligible direct project costs of the Swiss partners. The implementation partners must cover at least 30% of the total project costs of the Swiss partners.

For further information please visit the Official Website and contact Mr. Marcello Triulzio.