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The Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI is the Federal Administration's decision-making body for all matters pertaining to the promotion of innovation.
Switzerland is a prosperous country that lacks natural resources of its own. Its economic success is due to various approaches and virtues. One is the innovation capacity of the Swiss economy, which is often used as an international benchmark. The source of this innovation capacity can be found in the outstanding quality of Swiss education and research. It is certainly fitting when to refer to our "grey matter" as a Swiss national resource.
The state can create general conditions that favour innovative capacities and can take targeted support measures. Such measures must be carefully crafted to ensure that they do not undermine competition and personal initiative.
CTI is an important participant in state efforts to promote innovation. It intervenes precisely at the point where state measures have the greatest impact on private sector initiatives: transforming research into economic value.
CTI views itself as a provider of services to the Federal Assembly and adheres to several established principles. It
CTI has carried out its activities successfully for the past sixty years. The range of support measures has constantly been adapted to suit new circumstances. Innovation is a very dynamic and constantly changing endeavour.
CTI has long encouraged companies to work with higher education institutions on joint R&D projects. In recent years, it has provided guidance and support to young entrepreneurs as well as assistance with the creation of start-up companies. It also works to establish networks that enable potential innovation partners to work together.
CTI pursues a lofty undertaking in a prudent and cost-effective manner. You can help by taking part. Bring your good ideas, experience and intellectual curiosity to our innovation ecosystem!
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