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Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne officially eligible for CTI funding

19.4.17

Since November 2016, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne AG has been eligible for funding from the Swiss Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), in accordance with Article 5 of the Federal Act on the Promotion of Research and Innovation Act (RIPA), and is entitled to carry out joint R&D projects with industrial partners.

According to Article 5 of RIPA, “Non-commercial research centres outside the higher education sector”, Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne qualifies as an institution with public or private funding bodies which are not research bodies under Article 4, whose aim is to conduct research activities and which meet the following requirements:

  • the funding bodies and owners of the institution do not gain pecuniary advantage from its research activities
  • the level and quality of the research is comparable to that of research carried out by higher education research centres