The InnoSeed grants are unique funding opportunities for ENAC researchers who wish to develop an application, product or service with a real societal impact based on their research projects.

NEXT CALL DEADLINE: July 30th, 2020

The grants can cover outsourcing and equipment during 6-9 months maximum in order to refine the:

  • Proof-of-concept
  • Prototyping
  • Product or service offer
  • Business model
  • Market assessment
  • etc.

The grantees will have the opportunity to develop a business-minded perspective on their work and to explore potential markets and applications. InnoSeed coordinators will provide guidance to the grantees during the project duration.

There are two types of grants provided by the InnoSeed Program. The Explorer Grant is as an initial financial support to refine your project idea. The Venture Grant offers a longer term support for potential entrepreneurial projects with well identified intellectual property.




Explorer Grant

Venture Grant

Grant amount

< 25 kCHF

 > 25 kCHF

Project duration

6 months maximum

9 months maximum

Starting date Anytime after final decision
Submission deadline end of January, April, July, October
Decision period 1 month 3 months
Costs covered Outsourcing, hardware, software & consumables
Conditions ENAC researchers only
Responsibilities & reporting

Manage the project and resources

Report significant ongoing progress to InnoSeed coordinator

Submit final project report

Application Procedure

Application form

 1. Application form


2. Oral presentation to

Selection Committee

Evaluation criteria

Quality and innovation potential of the project and application

Scientific relevance to ENAC’s research topics and societal concerns

Increased likelihood of success in subsequent EPFL/Swiss funding application

Applicability of the proposed timeline and budget

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