Initiative Consortium

Partner CTI

Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI

Innovation drives the economy. The Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) is the federal agency responsible for encouraging innovation through the provision of funding, consulting and networks. It also works to ensure that scientific research contributes to economic growth. CTI supports innovation within the Swiss economy for the Swiss economy.

Partner Avina


The AVINA STIFTUNG strives for social and environmental sustainability in Switzerland and abroad. It wants to provide opportunities for as many people as possible to improve their living conditions through their own initiatives. AVINA STIFTUNG promotes innovative projects in the areas of Social Issues, Education, Arts & Culture and Environment.

Partner Gebert Rüf Stiftung

Gebert Rüf Stiftung

The Gebert Rüf Stiftung aims at promoting Switzerland as a place to live and do business. In order to drive innovation in Switzerland, the foundation provides support for new approaches and promotes tomorrow’s science talents. Accordingly, supported projects are impact-oriented and have high capabilities in shaping the world of tomorrow.

Partner Uni St. Gallen

University of St. Gallen, Institute of Technology Management

The institute operates a research program, focusing on the development of problem and application orientated research concepts. Start-up related research is based on a decision-making perspective and analyzes relevant research questions concerning the entrepreneurial process.

Partner ETH Zurich

ETH Zurich, Institute of Information Management

The Information Management groups’ main goal is to help driving the vision of ubiquitous smart objects. The group emphasizes on solving problems that emerge from the implementation of this vision in a real world environment. The institute focuses on information management issues in an ubiquitously networked world.

Partner Uni Basel

University of Basel, Center for Economic Sciences

The Center for Economic Sciences maintains through its various collaborations a strong link to national and international research institutions as well as to private companies and the public sector. It also has a long history of conducting research and consulting projects in the field of Venture Capital and Private Equity.

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Die Schweizerische Post
Kanton Zürich


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