Support offered

The conditions for benefiting from Foundation services are to provide a complete record by filling out the request form and to defend the project in front of the FIT Selection Committee.

The table below summarizes the supports and conditions thereof:

Amount:

CHF 100’000 per project, in the form of a grant to the project principal working in an institute or university located in the canton of Vaud.

Age of the company:

Prior to start-up creation.

Objectives of the assistance:

Project validation by an institute or university, aimed at creating a company.

Analysis and coaching:

Expert collaboration in a university or institute.

Number of projects financed:

Approximately 10 per year.

Decision process:

Tech grant selection committee (2 times per year).

Location:

The grant recipient must be working in an institute or university in the canton of Vaud which is currently accredited by FIT: EPFL, HEIG-VD, UNIL/CHUV

Amount:

CHF 100’000 per project to a company. Interest-free loan with a personal guarantee.

Age of the company:

Approximately 0-12 months.

Objectives of the assistance:

Prototyping, technical and commercial development of a product.

Analysis and coaching:

Coaching entity (EPFL Innovation Park and Innosuisse).

Number of projects financed:

Approximately 15 per year.

Decision process:

Tech seed selection committee (5 times per year).

Location:

The company must be based in Western Switzerland.

Amount:

CHF 300’000 to 500’000 per project to a company. Interest-bearing loan (2% base +6% at final repayment), without a personal guarantee.

Age of the company:

Approximately 12-36 months.

Objectives of the assistance:

Commercial development by “matching” private investors.

Analysis and coaching:

Selection entity (Virgo Ventures and Andromède Consulting).

Number of projects financed:

Approximately 5 per year.

Decision process:

Tech growth selection committee (5 times per year).

Location:

The company must be based in the canton of Vaud.

To inquire about such loan support, please fill in this preliminary registration form.