Innovations are a key driver of the Swiss economy. They ensure our prosperity. The presentation of the Swiss Technology Award supports and promotes this culture of innovation. Each year, outstanding technology-based innovations and developments from start-ups, universities and technical institutions as well as established businesses are awarded prizes in three categories.
This prize is the most important distinction for innovation and technology transfer in Switzerland. The Swiss Technology Award was taken over from the Swiss Economic Forum AG in 2008 and will be presented for the 31st time at the Swiss Innovation Forum 2019.
The high-calibre jury awards the sought-after title each year in the following three categories:
You have already taken real ownership of how your idea will be implemented with a company structure. Your technology / product is defined and ideally prototypes already exist. You have looked into possibilities for financing, production and marketing, and are able to produce a solid business plan.
You have already taken real ownership of how your idea will be implemented with a company structure. Your product is defined and ideally you already have prototypes. You have looked into possibilities for financing, production and marketing, and are able to produce a solid business plan.
You are an established company that possesses a successful product portfolio. Thanks to your R&D activities, new and convincing solutions have been launched which clearly benefit sustainability not only environmentally but also economically and/or socially. By utilising new technological developments, employing new materials and/or methods and lastly by using resources more efficiently, you not only contribute to finding solutions to global challenges but also help to preserve resources and/or open new markets.
To participate, must be satisfied the following requirements:
The Swiss Technology Award is more than just a trophy. The winners will receive a comprehensive support package: