CTI is an innovation promotion agency that helps Swiss companies collaborate with universities through local consortiums set up under its KTT initiative. Its clients gain access to international programs and networks such as IMS, ESA and EUREKA.
IFJ is a dedicated institute that has provided expert support for Swiss start-ups for more than 20 years. It helps ordinary entrepreneurs launch their new businesses by providing them with the necessary assistance and contacts.
Venturelab offers individual training modules for entrepreneurs meaning to launch their own start-ups. It prioritizes innovative companies in computer sciences, life sciences and nanotechnology. Venturelab is funded by CTI, an innovation promotion agency.
Venture Kick is a privately- funded initiative that detects and evaluates business ideas in Swiss higher education facilities with the help of an expert panel. It connects start-ups to a network of investors, start- up experts and entrepreneurs.
Ferrum Ltd.: three different business units united under one roof, supplying a huge variety of industrial sectors with products and services that form the base for countless end user products.
ETH Zurich’s Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health conducts pioneering research in its field. Its Food Biochemistry lab studies the influence of food’s composition on its nutritional value, especially in areas of lipid and cereal chemistry.
A Swiss federal research station, Agroscope Changins-Wädenswil carries out VCU (value for cultivation and use) trials for wheat and maize. It monitors mycotoxins in Switzerland’s wheat harvest and contributes to the European Fusarium Ringtest.
Part of Switzerland’s ETH Domain, EMPA institute conducts applied research to benefit business and society. Its Electronics, Metrology and Reliability Laboratory has a record of developing automated systems to monitor thermal properties.
USDA develops solutions for analyzing, storing and protecting grains from erosion. The R&D process with USDA results in high- speed sorters using imaging, acoustics, near- infrared spectroscopy, and other sensory technologies.