Support for Swiss startups exhibiting at Cebit


The Swiss Pavillion at the Cebit expo is an ideal venue for startups to showcase their innovations, connect with representatives from top universities and industry. This year, Innosuise is offering financial support to 15 Swiss startups who want to exhibit at the expo. The deadline closes on 28 February.


Cebit is Europe’s largest digital expo showcasing the latest innovations for business, government and society. With its four thematic sections, d!cononmy / d!tec / d!talk / d!campus, the event provides full, in-depth coverage of every aspect of digital technology and its implications for enterprises, economies and society in general. Last year over 200’000 visitors from 70 countries participated in the five-day event. This year the event will take place from 11th to 15th June in Hannover.

Every year ICTswitzerland and T-LINK organize a Swiss Pavillion to strengthen the Swiss Start-up ecosystem. At the Pavillion, Swiss startups have the chance to showcase their innovation and connect with players from top universities and industry. Last year, a strong presence of Swiss startups was felt with 20 startups representing Switzerland. Four technologies from startups such as Perspective Robototics, Qumram and Advertima were particularly outstanding.

The 2018 motto of the Swiss Pavillion is «Research & Innovation» and «Business Security». Startups with innovative technologies have the opportunity to take the center stage in representing Switzerland.

Innosuisse – formerly known as Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) – is offering financial support to startups that are currently enrolled in the Innosuisse coaching program. They are invited to apply using the provided submission form attached below. Also eligible for this offer are startups who are not in the innosuisse program but believe that their product or solution has the development status to meet the Innosuisse coaching conditions. Applications may be submitted by email to Thomas Blum.

A maximum of 15 selected start-ups will receive a financial support of CHF 4’600 for a LOUNGE Plus workstation. Start-ups will also go through a training- and mentoring program including a pitching-workshop in Zurich. Registration will close on February 28, 2018.