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Alliance is the industrial liaison program of the French part of Switzerland. More than 6000 researchers from universities and university hospitals are part of its network.

Alliance strengthen relationships between companies and research laboratories, in order to enhance the technology transfer, for the benefit of both entrepreneurs and researchers.

Alliance has thus created a strong network in order to initiate new meetings and support dynamic collaborations between research and economic actors.

Alliance is dedicated to:

All innovative companies in Switzerland, and particularly SMEs investing areas of excellence such as :

  • micro and nanotechnologies / engineering, systems
  • information and communication technologies
  • biomedical technologies, life science
  • material science and technology

Types of partnerships

We will investigate together for the best partnership, according to your company, your project and the disponibility of the targeted researchers. It can either be a specific consultancy, a short or medium term (up to 2 or 3 years) mandate, etc. All possibilities are analysed and are possible as long as it satisfies both parties.


Our specialized innovation mentors are your partners. They have a strong industrial experience as well as a thorough expertise in the fields mentioned above. They will help you translate your ideas in projects. They will be glad to analyse your needs with you and guide you in the chosen collaboration.

Technological project set-up

Direct mandate ? CTI project ? Other ? Whatever your idea is, we will be with you throughout the project set-up ...

Our innovation mentors have a solid experience in CTI project preparation. Over the past 5 years, they have coached more than 100 CTI projects with a success rate of almost 80%.