The Hasler Foundation mainly supports educational, research and innovation projects where the aim is to promote the further development of information and communications technology (ICT).
The Hasler Foundation may take a financial stake in start-up companies which demonstrate particular innovative strength in the field of information and communications technology (ICT). Even if the Hasler Foundation only supports companies that are expected to achieve reasonable market success, its primary aim is to contribute towards the further development of the ICT sector to the benefit of Switzerland as a business location.
If the following objectives apply to your start-up-company, you may be eligible for seed money from the Hasler Foundation:
- It has to be a young company with its headquarters in Switzerland, typically a Spin-Off of a swiss university. The founders have recently finished their education.
- The product of the company (salable product / salable service) is an innovation in the ICT-sector in itself and not only an ICT-application – even innovative. The Intellectual Property Rights required are held by the company. The tech nology, processes or services cannot be easily copied.
- The company is lead by a convincing team which makes a success of the company feasible.
- The market-potential of the innovative product/process or the service is clearly recognisable. A clear concept for dealing with the market must exist (proof of concept). The imple mentation of the concept has already been started through the company’s own efforts.
For applications to the end of February, it is necessary to contact the Foundation by mid-January at the latest.
For applications to the end of June, it is necessary to contact the Foundation by mid-May at the latest.
For applications to the end of October, it is necessary to contact the Foundation by mid-September at the latest.