Accelerators, incubators, technoparks, competence centres, service providers, investors, universities, research institutes… USI Startup Centre operates in an ecosystem where innovators can seek opportunities, share best practices, and learn from experiences and suggestions of many stakeholders - and therefore find solutions to develop ideas, collaborating also with a flourishing academic and scientific research community.

At the local level, the Ticino Regional Innovation System is a rich startup and entrepreneurial ecosystem. At the national level, the Swiss startup ecosystem includes key organisations such as Innosuisse, digitalswitzerland and startupticker.

Ticino Regional Innovation System

The portal of innovation and entrepreneurship created by the Department of Finance and Economics of the Canton Ticino that showcases the Ticino Regional Innovation System.

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The Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency for science-based innovation to service the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.

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Swiss-wide, multi-stakeholder initiative stemming from the shared vision of over 150 members to bolster the position of Switzerland as a leading innovation hub, by engaging government, business, academia, and the public, thus creating a platform to lead Switzerland into the future.

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The leading online portal for young entrepreneurs, innovators, and supporters. The portal helps increase the visibility of young Swiss companies and highlights the diverse and lively startup scene in Switzerland. Startupticker publishes news every day, with information on company milestones, results, product launches, funding rounds, successful exits, support services for startups, events and award tenders. The most relevant news and events of the week are rounded up in a newsletter reaching the entire startup and innovation ecosystem in the country and in Europe.

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As part of the Advisory services offered to its incubated startups, and thanks to its pivotal role within the overall startup ecosystem, USI Startup Centre can provide access to a network of over 100 contacts, divided intop 9 categories:

  • Networking
  • Training / Education
  • Advisory / Consulting
  • Funding
  • Matching
  • Coaching
  • Information
  • Research
  • Staff recruiting

This information is available on our Knowledge Platform to startups incubated at USI Startup Centre.