SME Instrument: New Funding Opportunities for Swiss Small and Medium Size Companies

This session will allow innovation-driven SMEs and start-up companies to receive detailed information on the functioning of the SME Instrument funding scheme, understand the specific eligibility criteria of this grant and discover useful tips for SME Instrument proposal writing.


Highlighted projects

Icoflex Sàrl : IcoPackTM, packaging platform for MEMS

IcoFlex Sàrl, expert in micromachining by abrasion of hard and brittle materials, developed IcoPackTM, a platform made of glass for electrical interconnections for applications in chip and microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) packaging. This glass platform consists of an array of holes of 150 microns minimum in diameter on a thin glass surface, which are filled with electrical conductors.


Contexa SA : a revolutionary sensor for volumetric dosing

Winner of Alliance Association Prize SME Category, Contexa SA has developed a sensor, the Colibri, for simultaneous dosing of ingredients of different quantities, ranging from a few milligrams to several kilos without using weighing scales or balances.


Scientific Visual SA : illuminating Sapphire – making visible the invisible

Winner of Alliance Association Prize Start-up category, Scientific Visual SA has created a line of scanners that perform automated quality control by rendering non-polished sapphire optically transparent and so allowing the detection of internal defects.


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