Innovation projects: Impulse programme

The objective of the Impulse programme Swiss Innovation Power is to stimulate the innovation activities, to maintain the innovative strength and secure the long-term competitiveness of small to medium-sized companies in Switzerland in view of the current Covid-19 pandemic.


General prerequisites

The following conditions apply to science-based innovation projects within the framework of the impulse programme:

  • The impulse programme is open to research and implementation partners that fulfil the funding requirements for innovation projects.
  • As implementation partner, your Swiss company, start-up or another commercial organisation has 500 full-time equivalents (FTE) at most.
  • In your application, you can apply for either measure 1 or measure 2.
  • The measures can be applied for only for new innovation projects since the beginning of January 2021. The measures do not apply retroactively to projects that are ongoing or were submitted in 2020.


Applicants can chose either measure 1 or measure 2 for new projects submitted in 2021 and 2022.

  • Measure 1: Stimulating new innovation projects

  • Measure 2: Supporting structural change, disruptive or radical innovation


Submission of your project

Do you meet the requirements (check above)? You can now submit innovation projects with the measure 1 or 2 of the impulse programme on the application platform of Innosuisse.

After the application has been submitted, Innosuisse will start the evaluation process.