For Start-ups

CTI Start-up Helps Turn Ideas into Companies


Conditions for Application

Your innovative and technology-based business idea must fit into one of the following categories:

  • Biotech & Pharma
  • Energy & Greentech
  • Engineering
  • Information & Communications Technologies (ICT)
  • Interdisciplinary High-tech
  • Medtech & Diagnostics
  • Micro- & Nanotech (incl. optoelectronics, intelligent materials)



  • Your business idea has the potential to create new jobs and expand revenues or sales
  • Your company is or will be incorporated in Switzerland
  • Your innovative idea is marketable and has growth potential
  • Your objective is to reach a multi-million franc turnover within the next five years
  • Your innovation can be protected (Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), know-how, license, competitive advantage, speed to market, etc.)
  • You are fully committed to building your business and you are open to input


Your Commitments

  • To deliver to CTI and CTI Start-up all information necessary for a complete assessment of your business idea, venture, or start-up company
  • To contribute actively and positively with your assigned start-up case coach and CTI
  • To mention the support of CTI Start-up in all communication with the media


Free of Charge

CTI Start-up coaching is free of charge. For certain expert Phase III Support Modules and Phase IV Post-Label Support Offers, a cost participation might be asked from the company.


Get Started

Download and return the Application Form for CTI Start-up Coaching.

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To assure total confidentiality, please send Application Form and documentation via secured e-mail from to CTI Start-up.