«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 February 2021 6 May 2021
1 May 2021 30 June 2021
1 September 2021 28 Oktober 2021
1 December 2021 January/February 2022
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.