Special measures 2016

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Special measures: extended deadline for project submission

The deadline for project applications for special measures has been extended. Applicants now have until 14 November 2016 (previousely: 31 October) to submit their formally correct project proposals. The CTI is thereby responding to the frequently expressed wish for more time to complete and submit applications. However, it is recommended to submit your proposal until 7 November 2016 in order to have enough time to revise and re-submit your documents if necessary.

BRIDGE call for proposals


First call for proposals for the funding programme BRIDGE: Proof of Concept

The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) are launching the first call for proposals for the funding scheme Proof of Concept. This also marks the start of the joint funding programme BRIDGE.

Proposals can be submit from now until 12 december 2016.

Healthcare Brokerage Event 2016


Healthcare Brokerage Event 2016

Are you looking for European partners in the medical sector? Then register now for the Healthcare Brokerage Event in D├╝sseldorf on 7 November. Over 300 participants from 30 countries attend this event each year to establish valuable business contacts.

Press releases

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Hot topics


Sophia Genetics: Global leader in data driven medicine

Nowadays human DNA can be analysed quickly and cheaply. Sophia Genetics, a start-up based near Lausanne, analyses genetic data for laboratories and hospitals and is able to make personalised diagnoses. Such diagnoses are becoming increasingly accurate because Sophia Genetics’ algorithms are capable of learning and are using the principle of collective intelligence.


SCCER Mobility launches ‘MAS in Future Transport Systems’ programme

Starting in the spring semester of 2017, the ETH Zurich will offer four interdisciplinary qualifications in Future Transport Systems: a Master (MAS) and three integrated Certificates of Advanced Studies (CAS). Developed by the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research Mobility (SCCER Mobility), these four qualifications provide students with a better understanding of the complexities of the Swiss transport system, the ability to assess the impact of system interventions and the knowledge needed to tap corresponding potential. Two major trends currently influence and pose challenges for the transport system.


Swiss Innovation Forum

The 11th Swiss Innovation Forum will take place at the Congress Center Basel on 24 November. Under the motto of ‘Play’, 25 international speakers will explain how innovation can be a key element in entrepreneurial success. A further highlight is Future Expo, where the latest trends and technologies will be showcased, along with six ambitious start-ups that have benefitted from CTI coaching. The event will be rounded off with the presentation of the Swiss Technology Award – Switzerland’s most prestigious technology prize.


Swiss start-up aims to capture US sports market

This summer a Swiss start-up company called Fanpictor amazed a crowd of 105,000 fans at the largest sports stadium in the US. Through its products, which are aimed at engaging with fans, this young company is opening up new revenue channels and now wants to gain a foothold in the US sports market.

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