Phase 1

In this first phase of Project Conception and Inception:

  • the potential entrepreneur’s idea/project and its level of maturity are evaluated
  • the potential entrepreneur’s profile is prepared, identifying the level of training reached and his/her knowledge of management
  • possible guidelines are given for setting up a Business Model and Business Plan
  • a list is drawn up of the further information needed
  • the project is evaluated to decide whether it can be submitted to the “CTI Start-up” (Commissione Federale per la Tecnologia e l’Innovazione), for examination in order to obtain professional coaching and the Swiss quality award for Start-ups.

This phase, which generally takes place in the Promotion Center itself, is free and allows the Center to evaluate the feasibility of a certain number of ideas and projects, and thus whether to proceed or not to PHASE 2.