Gebert Rüf Stiftung interconnects its own activities as well as networking them with external projects in a series of project partnerships, through which it aims to enhance the efficacy of its grant-making activities. In the promotion of innovation it cooperates with individuals and institutions that are pursuing similar targets.

Leverage effect

The involvement of Gebert Rüf Stiftung goes beyond financing and administrating projects. It provides specific project assistance, evaluates project results and reviews the effectiveness of its own grant making process. It also networks its activities and the projects it supports in order to develop new areas of activity. Finally, it cooperates with private and public actors involved in promoting innovation. The networking strategy acts as a means of pooling limited forces.

Innovation partners

AGFA Association Genevoise de Fondations Académiques

Avenir Suisse, Stiftung; Think Tank for Economic and Social Issue


CASS; Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences

CEPS; Center for Philanthropy Studie, Universität Basel

Christoph Merian Stiftung

CTI Invest; The Swiss Venture Platform


Euraxess Switzerland; The Researcher's Mobility Portal Switzerland

Fondation des Fondateurs; Unabhängige Stiftung privater Förderer

Fondation Lombard Odier

IIOOE; Interfaculty institute for central and eastern europe, University of Fribourg

KFH; Rectors' Conference of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences

KTI/CTI; Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI

myScience; The Swiss Portal for Research and Innovation

Netzwerk FUTURE; Interessengemeinschaft von Partnern aus Hochschulen, Wissenschaft und Politik


Rezonance; People, Knowledge & Business Network

«scil»; Swiss Centre for Innovation in Learning, University of St. Gallen

State Secretariat for Education, Reasearch and Innovation SERI

Stiftung Mercator Schweiz

Schweizer Monat; die Autorenzeitschrift für Politik, Wirtschaft und Kultur

SwissFoundations; Association of Swiss Grant-making Foundations

swissfuture; Swiss Society for Future Studies

swissnex; connecting the world and Switzerland in science, education, art, and innovation

venture kick; an initiative of Gebert Rüf Stiftung, ERNST GÖHNER STIFTUNG, OPO-Stiftung, AVINA STIFTUNG, Fondation Lombard Odier, Debiopharm Group and André Hoffmann

venturelab; Fast Track for Start-ups

WBK/SEC; Committees for Science, Education and Culture

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