Traditionally, more money is donated in Switzerland to cultural and social ventures than to the ERI (education, research, innovation) sector. However, there is a great deal of potential for philanthropy in that area. The level of knowledge and innovation in a society will determine tomorrow's prosperity and thus also a high level of culture and social security.
We have observed that potential grant-makers can be discouraged by the complexity of ERI topics and the risks of investing in innovation. However, for over 25 years, Gebert Rüf Stiftung has supported projects in the ERI sector with a particular focus on entrepreneurial implementation. This led to the accumulation of extensive funding experience and a dense network of contacts within universities and other innovative projects.