Innosuisse takes over multinational joint innovation programme

Bern, 03.01.2019 - Since 1 January 2019 Innosuisse, the Swiss Agency for the Promotion of Innovation, has been responsible for innovation-oriented European partnership programmes with the EU and for the market-driven EUREKA research and development initiative. Innosuisse took over these tasks from the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (ERI) with the aim of better exploiting synergies in project funding, entrepreneurship and knowledge and technology transfers.

The following multinational cooperation programmes changed from ERI’s to Innosuisse’s jurisdiction on 1 January 2019: the European partnership programmes with the EU (Eurostars 2, Active and Assisted Living (AAL), Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership (ECSEL)) and the cross-border EUREKA research and development initiative. Moreover, the European Research Area (ERA)-Nets scheme is now within Innosuisse’s purview. The programmes’ funding conditions remain unchanged.

The above-mentioned multinational joint programmes are being integrated into Innosuisse’s promotion activities. “I am convinced that the transfer of these tasks to our agency will create synergies,” says Andreas Gut, who has moved with his SBFI team to Innosuisse and continues to lead international programs. “Project partners that receive support – innovative companies and universities of applied sciences in Switzerland – will ultimately benefit.”

All information about these programmes and initiatives can be found on the Innosuisse website.   

Address for enquiries

Contact for information:
Eliane Kersten and Kathrin Hausammann, co-heads of communications at Innosuisse
058 464 19 95


Innosuisse – Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency


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