Funding and support
Knowledge and Technology Transfer Service
The KTT IT can assist you in finding the right financing tool for your collaboration or your innovation project.
- Innosuisse promotes science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland.
- Innosuisse finances different types of innovation projects, including as well research collaborations between the University and companies.
- Innosuisse also support SMEs wishing to collaborate with universities with dedicated coaches for setting up an innovation project.
UNIFR researchers are required to track the hours spent on these projects and to use the gross salary method for reporting to Innosuisse.
Fribourg Development Agency FDA (Promotion Economique / Wirtschaftsförderung)
For SMEs and start-ups in the Canton of Fribourg, one can in addition apply for an incentive program from the FDA that may cover up to 50% of the company’s costs (max CHF 100,000) for R&D projects (Innosuisse projects, or projects validated by an expert).
Euresearch Regional Office
Enterprises based in the Cantons of Fribourg and Valais can get advice and support for their participation in the European Research Programme from the Euresearch Promotion Service of the University of Fribourg.
Fri UP is the official supporting body for business creation in the canton of Fribourg. Its mission is to advise anyone who wants to start a business and to support the most innovative projects.
The Swiss Integrative Center for Human Health (SICHH) is a research and development institute dedicated to precision medicine. The center focuses more specially on salivary diagnostics for chronic diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease. The center provides both academia and industry with custom R&D solutions and supports innovative products throughout their life cycle from project design to marketing.