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    Finance your Innovation – Non-dilutive funding and support for Start-ups and SMEs

    04-04-2019, 16:00–19:30 in Basel

    Mission, Who should attend? 

    Innovation is the key for continuing successful business. To initiate innovation and collaborations non-dilutive funding opportunities for companies became increasingly important as a strategic source of financing and support (EU-funding in Horizon2020 with SME Instrument (part of the European Innovation Council pilot), Eurostars, Technology Fund and support by Innosuisse. In particular, the European research and innovation programmes provide top-down and bottom-up funding opportunities and are important tools to increase the effectiveness of developing new products. Pitches and of success stories of project winners will complete the picture. and Euresearch Basel offer this attractive afternoon event now the fifth time for SMEs, start-ups and people with an entrepreneurial spirit as well as stakeholders in this field. It will be a unique overview on different international and national funding opportunities including practical examples of successful applicants. It also provides a structured approach to get into contact with supporting organisations and speakers from industry.



    Welcome by the organizers Ralf Dümpelmann and Susanne Daniel


    Euresearch support in Horizon 2020, Collaborative Projects for companies
    Susanne Daniel, Company Advisor, Euresearch Basel


    Bottom–up funding – The SME Instrument and the European Innovation Council in Horizon 2020
    Stefan Fischer, National Contact Point SMEs, Euresearch Bern


    Bottom-up funding for SMEs through Eurostars
    Andreas Gut, Head International Programmes, Innosuisse, Bern  


    Grant Writing – How can consultants support? Snap shots of consulting firms


    Break – Networking


    Introduction to Innosuisse instruments for SMEs
    Barbara Pfluger, Scientific Officer, Innosuisse, Bern


    Technology Fund – Loan guarantees for innovative cleantech companies
    Simone Riedel Riley, General Manager Technology Fund, Emerald Technology Ventures AG Zürich


    Presentation of project winners followed by a panel discussion with all speakers: How do Swiss companies benefit from project participations?

    Moderation: Ralf Dümpelmann, Susanne Daniel

    Michele Fiscella, Maxwell Biosystems (Horizon 2020 MSCA, SME Instrument

    Urs Matter, Nanosurf (Technology Fund)

    Stefan Imseng, Aukera, University of Basel (Innosuisse project)


    Networking and apéro

    Further Information and Registration:

    For questions please contact:
    Euresearch Basel
    +41 61 207 1852


    Basel at Messeturm
    Messeplatz 12, Basel
    4058 Basel

    Targeted Audience

    This event targets primarily Swiss SMEs


    This workshop is free of charge but registration is compulsory.

    04-04-2019, 16:00–19:30 in Basel

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    Contact Information / Organiser

    Euresearch Basel / NWCH
    Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 18 52

    Tel.: +41 (0)61 295 50 20

    More information

    This event is organised by Euresearch Basel together with BaselArea.Swiss

    Field of Interest

    • European Programmes
      • Horizon 2020 (The Framework Programme for Research & Innovation)
        • Competitive Industries
          • Innovation in SMEs
            • Leadership in Enabling & Industrial Technologies (LEIT)
            • Societal Challenges
              • Health, Demographic Change & Wellbeing
                • Food Security, Sustainable Agriculture, Marine and Maritime Research & the Bioeconomy
                  • Secure, Clean & Efficient Energy
                    • Smart, Green & Integrated Transport
                      • Climate Action, Resource Efficiency & Raw Materials
                    • Eurostars