«InnoBooster» aims at speeding up innovative, science-based deep tech businesses which have already entered the Venture Kick process and promise high market potential. Up to CHF 150,000 for a maximum of 1.5 years can be granted to top talents with a clear plan and funding need for accelerated market entry. The funding line is calling for convincing proposals which show how a further boost in research and development or design can drive business success.
Projects can be submitted to Gebert Rüf Stiftung by one of the quarterly deadlines in accordance with the guidelines for submitting an InnoBooster proposal.
Afther the first evaluation round (stage 1), applicants may be invited to pitch (stage 2) to the board of trustees.
|Deadline application||Pitch to the Board, if invited|
|1 September 2022||Tuesday, 1 November 2022|
|1 December 2022||Friday, 10 February 2023|
|1 February 2023||Tuesday, 2 May 2023|
|1 May 2023||Tuesday, 4 July 2023|
|1 September 2023||Tuesday, 31 October 2023|
|1 December 2023||Tuesday, 20 February 2024|
|1 February 2024||Wednesday, 24 April 2024|
|1 May 2024||Wednesday, 3 July 2024|
|1 September 2024||Tuesday, 29 October 2024|
The selection process takes a maximum of three months, from submission of the project proposal and elevator pitch video (step one) to the final decision after the project presentation to the board of trustees (step two). The board of trustees reaches the grant-making decision at its quarterly plenary meeting on the basis of the support criteria and the strategic objectives of the area of activity.
There is no procedure for appeals or applications for re-examination or reconsideration; no correspondence will be entered into regarding grant-making decisions.
Approved projects can find more information on the support agreement, reporting and project communications here.