Economic support for companies in corona times

Canton Aargau:

Aargau Services – Additional cantonal aid: CHF 300 million

Hightech Zentrum Aargau – Covid-19 Helpline

FHNW – Free support programme of the FHNW for SMEs and self-employed persons


Basel Stadt and Basel Landschaft

Basel Stadt: Information on the corona virus (Covid-19 for companies) –  a lot of further information, depending on the target group, e.g. short-time work compensation, apprenticeships, taxes, people working in the cultural sector, trade associations, self-employed people, guarantees, IWB,  cross-border commuters

Handelskammer beider Basel – Free advice and information

Massnahmen-Paket Basel Landschaft – The canton of Basel Landschaft has made a total amount of CHF 100 million available.

Economy-bl – All important information about Covid 19 for companies in Basel Landschaft

FHNW – Free support programme of the FHNW for SMEs and self-employed persons


Advice, courses, and coaching


Canton of Aargau

Aargau Services Economic Promotion – Aargau Services Economic Promotion answers your business and location questions and offers advice about setting up or expanding your company.

Hightech Zentrum Aargau –  support and advice in innovation matters in the areas of engineering, life sciences, medical technology, information and communications technology, micro and nanotechnology plus energy and environmental technology.

Genisuisse Aargau – offers coaching free of charge for young entrepreneurs.


Kanton Basel Stadt and Basel Landschaft:

Innovation Office University of Basel – supports members of the University of Basel in all matters related to innovation and entrepreneurship. 

 Coaching & Mentoring Program, University of Basel – The University of Basel offers a Coaching & Mentoring Program for startups.

BaselArea.swissPromoter of innovation and inward investment for the Basel region.

Unitectra – Unitectra supports scientists in their collaborations with industry involving commercialization of research results and contractual matters.

BASEL INKUBATOR – At BASEL INKUBATOR young entrepreneurs from the field of natural sciences, medicine, information technology and engineering technology can take their first steps towards creating a start-up.


Switzerland – Overview of awards and workshops. Network of companies and innovators. 

Brochure «Gründen»  – Guide for various Swiss Initiatives around the topic “start-up”.

Switzerland Innovation – Umbrella organisation of Swiss Innovation parks at five sites (ETH Zürich, EPFL, in Villigen beim PSI, Biel, and Basel)

Innosuisse Start-up Training –  Course for members of universities and start-ups in Switzerland by the federal government’s funding agency for innovation and start-ups Innosuisse.—Entrepreuneurship-Kurse.html

Institut für Jungunternehmen (IFJ) Start-up support – Contact point for start-ups in Switzerland Initiative by Start-up Academy and Engagement Migros

Technologies Program of the Business Incubation Centre (BIC) of CERN Technologies Incubation program designed to support entrepreneurs in their business endeavor by offering them access to unique world-leading technologies, tailor-made business and management training, an seed money of CHF 50,000.


Possible sites with support 

Technopark® Aargau

Park innovaare 

Technologiepark Basel 

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area 



Swiss Startup Challenge – Challenge of the University of Applied Science Northwestern Switzerland  

Swiss Technology Award

CTI Swiss Medtech Award