Euresearch Office BFH

The latest European research and innovation programmes of the European Union (Horizon Europe) give more importance to the participation and collaboration of companies from European or associated countries. Businesses can receive EU funding and support for innovation projects to help them develop and expand to European countries and beyond.

Companies in Horizon Europe

Companies can take part in an EU project as long as they fit into one of the following Horizon Europe Work Programmes. For more information, ask your Euresearch Office BFH.

Horizon Europe also offers specific tools for "small and medium-sized enterprises" (SMEs).
To be considered a SME, a business must be engaged in an economic activity and must have:

  • Fewer than 250 employees
  • An annual turnover of no more than €50 million and/or a balance sheet of no more than €43 million

If you are uncertain about the status of your company, you can find more information under SME participation or contact Lizanne Richle at the Euresearch Office BFH.

Innovation in SMEs

To identify other opportunities in Horizon Europe, please contact us.

Events for companies

Further Information

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Create a Euresearch account to receive targeted opportunities for your company in Horizon Europe.

Here you can find the latest Calls & Tenders.

Your Euresearch team BFH is there to help you identify the best partners for your project.

Create an EU login on the Funding and Tenders Portal to start your process and apply for funding.

You can verify whether your organisation is already registered and has a PIC on the Funding & Tenders Portal. If not, you can start the registration process on the same page and, once completed, get the PIC to be quoted in your proposal and in any correspondence with the Commission.

We are happy to help you during the process of your application. If your project has been accepted, we then help you throughout your project. If it has been rejected, we offer a debriefing in order to help you succeed in your next application.

Success Stories

You can find Success Stories of enterprises that worked with Euresearch to succeed in their project on the Euresearch page

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Project Funding by Innosuisse (National Funding Programme)

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Bern Economic Development Agency

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The status of Switzerland in Horizon Europe

Switzerland is fully associated in Horizon Europe. Researchers established in Switzerland have the same rights and obligations as EU researchers. Funding must be requested from the European Commission.