Admission to the Incubator

Start-ups and aspiring entrepreneurs interested in being admitted to the Incubator are selected according to the following criteria. The candidate should:

  • have an idea or innovative project with economic development potential, which benefits from the support and services of the Start-up Promotion Center (see Services);
  • have an entrepreneurial spirit;
  • intend to locate the new company in the Canton of Ticino .

Priority is given (but not exclusively) to projects whose development foresees collaboration with faculties, institutes and departments of USI (University of Lugano) and SUPSI, as well as projects proposed by USI or SUPSI graduates.


The process of Incubator is subdivided into 3 phases:

  • Preliminary evaluation phase (pre-incubation)
  • Incubation phase
  • Post-incubation phase