Switzerland: SBFI


SERI State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation

Programme Profile

SERI: The State Secretariat for Education and Research and Innovation within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER is the goverment's specialised institution for national and international matters concerning general and university education, professional training, innovation, research and space. SERI takes part as an associated partner in the ERA-NET M-ERA.NET to promote transnational Calls for proposals of the Commission for Technology and Innovation CTI, the national innovation promotion programme, which is enforcing the market oriented innovation process, the introduction of practice oriented qualifications for researchers in universities and the improvement of cooperation between academia and industry. CTI projects should strongly support a market need initiated and oriented knowledge and technology transfer


The CTI programme supports bottom up generated innovation projects of all sort of disciplines. CTI projects need

to have an industry involvement of at least 50%. Only public, Non win oriented research institutes are funded 100%. Industry partners like SMEs are taking part self-financed.   

Name of the programme/initiative


Programme website


www.kti.admin.ch; KTI


Programme owner


Program manager (excecuting funding organisation)

CTI science based national innovation promotion programme

Contact person
Details: e-mail, tel.

Name:  Roland BŰHLER,

Mr. Alain Dietrich, CTI/KTI,

Phone:  +41 31 324 71 41,
+41 58 46 492 87 

e-mail:  roland.buehler@sbfi.admin.ch,

Type of research eligible for funding: eligible TRL range

 Applied research and innovation

Funding rates (approx.)

 100% for universities, industry partners self financed

Major eligibility restrictions
(e.g. types of organisations, thematic restricition)

CH-Partners are only eligible if at least one CH-industrial partner as well as one University type partner is involved (national CTI rules are applicable)

Geographical coverage (national/regional)


National/regional schedule, cut-off dates, deadlines

 Same as on M-ERA-NET level