SwissInnovation 2016

Das Förderprogramm mit Wettbewerb für Innovationen für neue und bestehende Unternehmen, die eine innovative Ideen einführen und umsetzen wollen. Während acht Monaten begleiten und unterstützen wir Sie bei der Realisierung Ihrer Innovation.

The promotion programme for cutting edge innovators

The SwissInnovation Challenge takes a holistic approach to realising innovative business ideas.

The programme of eight months offers attractive awards and tailored education and mentoring modules, as well as access to sponsors and potential business partners. The challenge is open to businesses and individuals who wish to introduce and implement an innovation or who have undertaken an innovation within the last two calendar years. It can take the form of a new business idea, product innovation, service innovation, organisational innovation or innovation in management. We will guide and support you along the way.

SwissInnovation an overview

The competition lasts eight months and is divided into three phases. There will be a selection process at the end of each round. Participants who reach the final round have the opportunity to win prize money amounting to 30,000 Swiss Francs. The winner will be awarded 20,000 Swiss Francs and two runners up will each be awarded 5,000 Swiss Francs.

Registering for the competition

Benefit from:

  • personal coaching 
  • a mentoring programme
  • consultations with experts in the field
  • workshops
  • training und motivation events


Stefan Philippi, M.A. (lic. phil), Administrative Head 

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke, Business and Academic Head

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
School of Business
Institute of Management
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch




The winners of the challenge are:

1. Michel Manz, ONZA TIRES
2. Dimitri Tirez, Philipp Braccini und Jens Herbst, WeSendit GmbH
3. Albora de Pablo, Carag AG


Portraits of the winners