Objectives

The Start-up Promotion Center assists people who intend to turn an innovative idea or project into an entrepreneurial activity, helping them:

  • to focus on the idea and turn it into a project;  
  • to ask the right and relevant questions about its feasibility;
  • to extend and analyze the range of possible answers in greater depth;
  • by following their activity right through the set-up and development and consolidation phases of the project.

The following people can benefit from the services offered by the Start-up Promotion Center:

  • Swiss and foreign graduates holding a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree from USI or SUPSI;
  • Swiss and foreign graduates holding a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree from a University, Politecnico or Fachhochschule / Haute Ecole Spécialisée in Switzerland who want to set up a company in Ticino;
  • graduates from Italian-speaking Switzerland with a qualification from a foreign University who want to set up a company in Ticino.

The Foundation for the Lugano Faculties of USI reserves the right to let other people benefit from the Center’s assistance if they are professionally qualified and want to set up a company in Ticino, but do not meet the above-mentioned pre-requisites.