Kickstart accelerates commercial partnerships between startups, leading corporates and institutions

Kickstart is an ecosystem innovation platform that bridges the gap between startups, corporations, cities, foundations and universities to accelerate partnerships and deep tech innovation. This requires unprecedented collaboration between established organisations and the most audacious entrepreneurs to solve humanity’s biggest challenges through innovation in science and technology. 

What we offer for ...

Are you a startup or scaleup? Kickstart offers you the possibility to scale your business predominantly in Switzerland and Europe through its open innovation program, which drives partnerships between startups and Swiss corporations, foundations, and institutions (public and private sector).
As a corporate, foundation, or institution, you have the opportunity to be involved in Kickstart as a partner and foster innovation within your organization and the larger/wider ecosystem. With Kickstart you will be able to define your individual innovation opportunities and select as well as collaborate with cutting-edge startups and scaleups that can bring solutions to your business needs. Through participation in the Kickstart program partners sit around the same table, exchange, learn from each other and even co-create on projects. To foster innovation in the larger ecosystem, Kickstart also works with its partners on custom initiatives tailored to drive specific corporate innovation needs.
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