Swiss Innovation Challenge

The support programme with an integrated innovation competition for organisations wishing to implement innovation projects. We guide and support you during the programme’s duration of 8 months.

The promotion programme for cutting edge innovators

The Swiss Innovation Challenge takes a holistic approach to realising innovative business ideas.

The programme of eight months offers attractive awards and tailored education and mentoring modules, as well as access to sponsors and potential business partners. The challenge is open to businesses and individuals who wish to introduce and implement an innovation or who have undertaken an innovation within the last two calendar years. It can take the form of a new business idea,product innovation, service innovation, organisational innovation or innovation in management. We will guide and support you along the way.

Swiss Innovation Challenge overview

The competition lasts eight months and is divided into three phases. There will be a selection process at the end of each round. Participants who reach the final round have the opportunity to win prize money amounting to 45,000 CHF. The winner will be awarded 20,000 CHF and two runners up will each be awarded 5,000 CHF. There is also the possibility to join one of our special prices: internationalisation (5,000 CHF) and live sciences (10,000 CHF).


Benefit from:

  • personal coaching
  • a mentoring programme
  • consultations with experts in the field
  • workshops
  • training und motivation events (e.g. networking)


Stefan Philippi, M.A. (lic. phil), Administrative Head

Prof. Dr. Rolf-Dieter Reineke, Business and Academic Head

University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)
School of Business
Institute of Management
Bahnhofstrasse 6
5210 Windisch