May 17, 2021

Kickstart Innovation 2021 [Switzerland, Jul 5]

  • Christine
  • Switzerland
Multiple Competition


Kickstart supports your startup in scaling your business in Switzerland. Each year we run an open innovation program, affectionately known as a collaboration sprint, in Switzerland. The program brings together later-stage startups with corporations, foundations, universities and cities in order to forge meaningful partnerships and foster deep tech innovation. Kickstart has a global scope and 70% of startups are international, while 30% are Swiss businesses that are developing and/or applying deep technologies.

More information:

Type of Opportunity

Capstone Project

Application Deadline

05 July 2021

Age Range


Minimum Technical Skill Needed

Applications are welcome from startups based anywhere in the world or within Switzerland, provided they meet these requirements:

  • A product or technology is available (preferably with a patent)
  • Previous investment has been secured
  • The venture is ready for collaboration with Kickstart partners
  • At least one of the founders or senior executives to be present during key events (Final Selection, Planning Sprint, CEO Dinner, Opening and Closing Ceremony, key partnership negotiations)
  • At least one team member to be present 50% during the whole Collaboration Sprint

As well as a promising product or technology in one of the following sectors:

EdTech & New Work

FinTech & InsurTech

Food & Retail Tech

Smart City & Technology


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