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Innosuisse Start-up Training programme

Since January 2018, Innosuisse has replaced CTI as the Swiss Agency for Innovation Promotion. Innosuisse is the Swiss innovation agency responsible for “promoting science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society”. Specifically, it offers interesting training and funding opportunities through various projects such as the training for start-up programme.

Training is divided into four different courses, which can be taken separately, to help develop business ideas, set up a company, and implement a development strategy for the start-up. USI, together with SUPSI, organises in Lugano the first two modules of the training programme for start-ups.

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  • Module 1 - Business Ideas

    A two hours motivational event to approach the world of entrepreneurship. Successful role models are the best motivation for anyone wanting to take the plunge into self-employment. At «Business Ideas» motivational events, you will meet interesting high-profile entrepreneurs and be inspired by their success stories.

     

    Further information and application deadline:
    https://entrepreneurship-training.ch/module1/ticino/

     

  • Module 2 - Business Concept

    The Business Concept training program, free of charge and in English, provides participants with theoretical concepts required for setting up a startup, notions for the preparation of a business model and an effective pitch for the different actors of the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

    Business Concept combines theoretical concepts with practical exercises. During the workshop, participants will be divided into groups, each of which will work on a business project proposed by a member of the group.

    Offered annually during the autumn semester.

     

    Further information and application deadline: 
    https://entrepreneurship-training.ch/module2/ticino/

     

  • Module 3 - Business Creation

    5-days intensive course organised according to the sector in various Swiss regions (ICT, Advanced Engineering, Biotechnology / MedTech, Social Entrepreneurship). It is intended for young entrepreneurs who are taking the first steps towards setting up their own start-up and it provides the basics to draw a business plan and manage a start-up.

    Click here for further information and application deadline.

     

     

  • Module 4 - Business Growth

    5-days intensive course organised according to the sector in various Swiss regions (ICT, Advanced Engineering, Biotechnology / MedTech, Social Entrepreneurship). It is intended for young entrepreneurs who have already founded their start-up and it provides basic practical training to help planning, establish and manage the company.

    Click here for further information and application deadline.

     

     

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Updated on: 18/05/2020