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.
Within the scope of this impulse programme, the contributions of the implementation partners can be reduced in comparison to the standard innovation projects. Applicants can chose either measure 1 or measure 2 for new projects submitted in 2021 and 2022.
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.