An economic support initiative for companies
developing innovative solutions
to build trust and to facilitate the implementation
of high value-added products and services
to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 health crisis.
RESILIENCE INITIATIVE AGAINST THE COVID19 CRISIS
- Assist in the implementation of accurate and phased decontainment strategies.
- Accelerate safe restart of business to boost the economy
Call for collaborations conditions – Trust4Health
All Swiss and international companies (start-up, scale-up, SME, large firms) developing innovative solutions to tackle COVID-19 and to foster trust in our society are welcome to apply to this program. However, priority will be given to:
- Projects involving one or more regional companies and organisations.
- Companies already having a product ready to be sold or that are in the process of acquiring their first customers.
- Companies in the field of digital trust, cybersecurity, authentication, access control, data privacy, anti-counterfeiting, traceability, GDPR, authenticity verification or related.Check this page for updates and news.
Increasing market visibility for potential customers in Switzerland and at an international level
Helping the transfer of knowledge and technology, connecting private and public sectors to new potential opportunities and giving access to our partners’ networks, including academics.
Pilots / PoCs
Creating synergies with corporate companies’ R&D departments.
Creating opportunities for joint research projects with labs & university professors.
Accessing an exclusive coaching service with a pool of experts to accompany the organisations during the project.
Right network and get support
Finding the right partner for your innovation project meeting investors, finding support to clarify your needs andthe development of the project.
Getting help with fundraising and access to a special grant
Improve new skills
Sharpening the quality of the product and services to make it ready-to-market.
Newsletter dedicated to Covid19 – HEIDI.NEWS by Fabrice Delaye (April 8) “Oubliées par la Confédération, les start-up suisses multiplient les solutions face au Covid-19”
Bioalps: List of companies/institutes working on the COVID-19: https://bioalps.org
Consortium SICPA, OpenHealth and Guartime Un “Passeport immunologique Covid-19 sécurisé par blockchain” pour accompagner le déconfinement. More informations: CERTUS™ universal verifier
UNIL – COVID-19 & Open Science
How can Open Science contribute to a more effective fight against COVID-19? Find a selection from UNIL of articles, links and other sources of information, scientific publications and freely available data.
Call for collaboration – The Blue Brain Project: technology and expertise available to fight COVID-19
Webinar: Proximity tracing against COVID-19: technical challenge, but also ethical, societal and political.
C4DT (Center For Digital Trust – EPFL) May 27th, 10:30 – 12:00, remote
MedCo: EPFL software to enable secure data-sharing for hospitals facilitate medical research on pathologies, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by enabling secure computations on decentralized data. The unique software has recently been deployed at three Swiss hospitals, CHUV, HUG and Inselspital in Bern. (Apr 2, 2020)
Which MassChallenge Startups Are Developing Solutions to Tackle COVID-19?
EPFL Innovation Park Foundation: Some Start-ups in the Park have been able to adapt more easily than others and offer products and services useful to the community that we would like to share on this page Adapting to the world post COVID-19
Startups For companies
The Federal Council is providing companies in Switzerland with liquidity relief totalling 20 billion Swiss francs in order to help with the economic consequences of the coronavirus.
Lastest news – Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner
ARC, Sheba’s new innovation program: Hack-Corona – Hacking COVID-19
Governments, Don’t Let your Startupsand Scaleups Die. The Importance of Well-Designed Startup Funding Policy inTimes of CrisisThird Installment of COVID-19 Research & PolicySeries for Global Startup Ecosystems – from Startup Genome
Applications welcome from startups and SMEs with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus outbreak.
Funding & tender opportunities:
An international network supporting innovation beyond borders – COVID-19 call for projects open and national initiatives
- Call for projects of the European Commission
- European Research Area (ERA) corona platform for information on related research & innovation
Here you can explore the latest trends, research and analysis on COVID-19: Strategic intelligence insights and contextual intelligence (World Economic Forum)
As part of its special COVID-19 action plan, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie is launching an international call for projects to support initiatives by students, engineering students and young researchers related to the pandemic.
Please, send us your insights!