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Swiss Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies

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Description

The Swiss Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies is an incubation program designed to support entrepreneurs in their business endeavor by offering them access to unique world-leading technologies and IP, tailor-made business and management training, and, last but not least, seed money of CHF 50,000.

Prizes/Offer
  • The Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies provides its incubatees with a development program that includes technical support for their project offered by the world-leading experts from CERN and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI, scientific consultation and assistance;
  • All the participants of the program receive business coaching from the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, one of the country’s leading universities of applied science;
  • PARK INNOVAARE is committed to supporting the participants in business development with its service portfolio;
  • All qualified applicants for the Swiss BIC of CERN Technologies program will receive qualified feedback on their project, as well as one-to-one technology and business consultations with the experts;
  • The winner(s) of the program will receive a one-time cash grant of CHF 50,000 and non-monetary benefits such as licensing agreements with CERN and the PSI, continuous business and technical support, and an awareness boost.
Eligibility
  • An innovative start-up, spin-off, micro-enterprise, or an SME younger than 2 years, or
  • Applicants with a business idea but without an incorporated company.

 

Terms & Conditions

More information clicking on the following link:

https://www.parkinnovaare.ch/enter-the-bic-of-cern-technologies

Application Procedure

The incubator selection process will be conducted in two stages. Applicants must submit an initial two-page description of a business/project idea. Evaluated by an independent jury, best proposals will qualify for the next round. In the second round, contestants will present a ten-page business plan on the project and have the possibility to pitch to the jury their idea.

 

More information clicking on the following link:

https://www.parkinnovaare.ch/enter-the-bic-of-cern-technologies#competences

Application Deadline
Friday 31 May 2019
Timetable

Important dates:

 

April 10: Start of proposal submission

May 31: Cut-off date phase I

July 31: Invitation to phase II

Sept. 15: Cut-off date phase II

Oct. 16: Pitch workshop / winner(s) announcement

Contacts/For more information

+41 56 461 70 70
cern-bic [at] parkinnovaare.ch
wwww.parkinnovaare.ch/cern-bic