Who we are

USI Startup Centre is a community for innovation

We support innovators and aspiring entrepreneurs in shaping their startup projects and navigating local, national and international innovation ecosystems.

At the intersection between the academic environment and the economic context in Ticino, USI Startup Centre represents the gateway to an energetic community of researchers, students, entrepreneurs, business coaches, investors and experts, where ideas and experiences are shared to enable the development of innovative startup projects.

The three main goals of the USI Startup Centre are to:

  • Foster an entrepreneurial culture;
  • Engage and serve the startup community;
  • Support early-stage startups.

To achieve these goals, we run a startup incubation programme, provide one-off information and feedback sessions through our Desk service, as well as invest time and resources in engaging our community through events and other initiatives focused on entrepreneurship and innovation.