The Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) has sought to promote innovation in Switzerland by promoting the establishment and effectiveness of Innovation Networks of National Significance (INNSs). In the context of these efforts, federal funding was allocated to 11 INNSs for the period from 2017 to 2020. EBP helped the CTI to organize and complete the related tendering and selection procedures.
The Swiss government has promoted the establishment of Innovation Networks of National Significance as a means of spurring innovation in Switzerland. The aim of the networks, which are organized as non-profit associations, is to bring business and science together and to promote knowledge and technology transfers in areas of innovation that are relevant to the national economy.
Since 2013, the CTI has been funding eight INNSs. For the second funding period from 2017 to 2020, EBP joined forces with Roland Haas Projektconsulting to support the CTI in the tendering and awarding procedures.
EBP was responsible for adapting and further developing the CTI’s INNS concept in light of the experience gathered in the initial round of funding. The assignment included the development, documentation and implementation of all tendering and awarding procedures. EBP and Roland Haas also supported the CTI Vice President and the WTT Support promotional commission when it came to evaluating the submitted applications and selecting the funding recipients.
The eight existing and three new INNSs are to receive funding for the period from 2017 to 2020 (list of INNS recipients).