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Creation of the “Fonds d’Innovation de la Fongit (FIF)” in collaboration with the State of Geneva in order to support the innovation in the region

The Fongit Innovation Fund (FIF Geneva) aims to accelerate innovation in Geneva-based research institutions and universities, as well as within startups, scale-ups, and SMEs.  This new financial tool supports technological innovation serving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The FIF contributes to two key objectives: developing the economy of the future, and the creation of tomorrow’s employment.


Financial support

  • FONGIT grant: your early-stage project needs financial support to transition from research institution to creating a new company
  • FONGIT seed loan: your seed stage company needs financial support to hit an eager market
  • FONGIT growth loan: your expanding company needs financial investment to support its fast-paced growth


Selection Committee

The Selection Committee’s mission is to decide whether or not to grant the funding applications submitted by Fongit. The Selection Committee is composed of the following members:
– Dr. Igor Fisch, representative of the Fongit Foundation Board
– Prof. Antoine Geissbuhler, representative of the University of Geneva
– Caroline Widmer, representative of the University of Applied Sciences of Western Switzerland Geneva
– Kustrim Reka, representative of the State of Geneva from the department in charge of public policy relating to economic development


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