Innosuisse is the federal funding agency for science-based innovation. It promotes innovation projects between research centres and companies, supports start-ups and links up industry and science through specific measures involving knowledge and technology transfer.
New elections and re-elections are to be held in order to expand the existing pool of experts for Innosuisse with specialists who have knowledge and experience in both science and industry as well as an outstanding track record in science-based innovation. These experts support the Innovation Council, the body responsible for decisions on applications, the evaluation of the funding applications submitted and in the monitoring of funded projects. In order to carry out this public mandate, it is assumed that the largely flexible time commitment will amount to around 5% to 15% of a full-time workload.
The specific skills currently sought cover many technical fields but also data science, optoelectronics and photonics for example. Since applications can be submitted in the official languages of the country in addition to English, knowledge of German, French and Italian are particularly desirables in different fields.
The deadline for the submissions is 31 May 2020 and more information about can be found on the official web site of Innosuisse: link.