Gebert Rüf Stiftung was established by entrepreneur Heinrich Gebert as a science and innovation foundation. Its objective is to promote «Switzerland as a top location for business and as a place to live» (purpose article). As a private grant-making agency guided by its mission statement «making science effective», it supports entrepreneurial projects which are committed to achieving an impact. The foundation has an annual funding budget of CHF 15 million to help new technologies achieve a breakthrough, but also to lay the foundations for an entrepreneurial attitude and a broad interest in innovation by promoting education and transfer projects.