Commission for Technology & Innovation CTI
The CTI is the Confederation’s innovation promotion agency.
It provides consultancy and networking services and financial resources to help turn scientific research into economic results. It fosters the development of innovative products, processes and services, encouraging business partners to work with higher education institutions.
The CTI is one of the world’s most successful state funding agencies for innovation in a free market economy.
Its work is based on Article 64 (Research) of the Swiss Constitution: “The Confederation shall promote scientific research and innovation.” The CTI operates as an independent federal commission with its own secretariat and is affiliated to the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER). Starting January 2018, the CTI will turn into an institution under public law, called Innosuisse.
The CTI supports the development of several National Thematic Networks (NTNs) dedicated to an innovation topic which is of national relevance in both economic and research terms.
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND has been chosen as NTN in Virtual Environments Interaction and Simulation for the period 2017-2020. As such, it has been granted an initial, renewable funding.
The CTI’s Knowledge and Technology Transfer (KTT) funding activities that facilitate the mutual exchange of knowledge and technology between industry and higher education institutions.
The KTT supports VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND, expecting it to create fertile ground for successful innovations to emerge.
VIRTUAL SWITZERLAND thus works as a facilitator to help submit VR/AR projects to the CTI for potential funding:
> You need a feasibility study for your project?
The CTI might be able to help you get into the world of science-based innovation promotion thanks to its Innovation cheque.
> You want to turn your ideas into marketable products?
Swiss businesses need more of you, this is why CTI helps create partnerships between industry and research actors. Considering applying for a CTI project could lead to the amazing opportunity of bringing your product, process or service rapidly to the market: upon approval, the CTI pays a maximum of half of the resulting research costs, with the partner company contributing the remaining half.
With the Knowledge and Technology Transfer support
of the Commission for Technology and Innovation, period 2017-2020.