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Funding opportunities



Our aim is to offer all companies in the canton a first-class business environment across the board. As a consequence, Canton Schwyz does not offer firms individual development packages or direct financial aid. Various forms of security collateral can help facilitate company start-ups. We also maintain contacts with banks and venture capital firms. Please feel free to contact us.

Innovation Foundation of the Schwyz Cantonal Bank

The Schwyz Cantonal Bank promotes the Schwyz economy’s capacity to innovate. Its Innovation Foundation, funded to the tune of CHF 20 million, provides a strong stimulus to the creation and preservation of jobs offering future perspectives. The foundation is aimed both at innovative SMEs that have reached a growth threshold and also at established companies requiring additional funds as part of succession planning.

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Innovation promotion agency – KTI

As the Confederation’s innovation promotion agency, the Commission for Technology and Innovation (KTI) lends its support to applied research and development projects, to the promotion of entrepreneurship and to the development of start-up companies. It helps to optimise the transfer of knowledge and technology between tertiary educational institutions and industry through the use of national thematic networks.  

More information may be found in the Service Box.

Development awards 

Many small and medium-sized enterprises are bursting with innovative solutions. However, they are often too little known or they lack the requisite capital to be able to bring their products to market.

Development awards can help in these situations. Taking part in such award schemes enables companies to make new, useful contacts and to exchange ideas with others in similar situations. Award-winners also benefit from the added media attention. This raises the profile of their innovations in the market – and amongst potential investors.

Use the opportunity of taking part in competitions and you too could win a development award for your business idea.   

More information may be found in the Service Box.