Advice, courses and coaching

Canton of Aargau


Aargau Services Economic Promotion – Aargau Services Economic Promotion answers your business and location questions and offers advice about setting up or expanding your company.

Hightech Zentrum Aargau –  support and advice on innovation matters in the areas of engineering, life sciences, medical technology, information and communications technology, micro and nanotechnology plus energy and environmental technology.

Genisuisse Aargau – offers coaching free of charge for young entrepreneurs.

Cantons Basel Stadt and Basel Landschaft:


Innovation Office University of Basel – supports members of the University of Basel in all matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship. 

Coaching & Mentoring Program, University of Basel – The University of Basel offers a Coaching & Mentoring Program for startups. – Promoter of innovation and inward investment for the Basel region.

Unitectra – Unitectra supports scientists in their collaborations with industry involving commercialization of research results and contractual matters.

BASEL INKUBATOR – At BASEL INKUBATOR, young entrepreneurs from the fields of natural sciences, medicine, information technology and engineering technology can take their first steps towards creating a startup.


Switzerland – Overview of awards and workshops. Network of companies and innovators. 

Brochure «Gründen»  – Guide to various Swiss initiatives around the topic “startups”.

Switzerland Innovation – Umbrella organization of Swiss Innovation parks at five sites (ETH Zürich, EPFL, in Villigen at PSI, Biel, and Basel)

Innosuisse Startup Training –  Course for members of universities and startups in Switzerland by the federal government’s funding agency for innovation and startups Innosuisse.—Entrepreuneurship-Kurse.html

Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ) Startup support – Contact point for startups in Switzerland – Initiative by Startup Academy and Engagement Migros

Technologies Program of the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies – Incubation program designed to support entrepreneurs in their business endeavor by offering them access to unique world-leading technologies, tailor-made business and management training and seed funding totalling CHF 50,000.



Swiss Startup Challenge – Challenge of the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland  

Swiss Technology Award

CTI Swiss Medtech Award