Application timeline: Applications* are open from January 16 to February 17, 2023.


*The application process includes filling in the official Innosuisse form, which will be sent to you after signing up. Please make sure to fill in the form before February 17 to be considered.


The Swiss-Israel Lean Launchpad is an intensive 10-week startup exchange programme. These ten weeks include an online programme with weekly or bi-weekly meetings, an in-person meeting in Switzerland and a one-week visit to Israel.

The hybrid programme includes meetings with Israeli industry leaders. You meet Israeli medical institutions and university representatives. You learn from Israeli entrepreneurs, about Israeli culture, about the Israeli venture capital landscape, and the Israeli way of presenting your business and pitching. The group sessions are about the subjects of marketing, storytelling, business model design and pivoting etc. The programme includes personal mentoring sessions for your startup. During the time together in Israel our team aims at giving you a taste of what else there is to see in Israel, including a visit to Jerusalem and exploring the great local food scene.

We care about our participants and want them to take away the most that they can. This is why our programme is tailor-made for the startups, that partake. Hence, the subjects of the group-sessions vary, depending on the needs and requests of the participating startups. Overall, we ask for an average time investment of three hours per week. Further details about the programme schedule will be shared during the interview following your application.

If you are questioning your startups’ fit for the programme, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at the Swiss Embassy in Israel. Schedule a zoom talk and let’s get to know each other. The team adapts the programme to create the best possible fit for all participating startups.

Who can apply? Startups operating in the Food and AgriTech sectors with an active Innosuisse coaching voucher.
Where? The programme is part online, part in-person in Switzerland and part in-person in Israel.
When? The programme starts with a 2 day workshop in Switzerland in April 18, 2023, then 8 weeks online and finally a week-long visit to Israel in June 2023.
How to apply? Apply through the google forms and fill in the official Innosuisse form, which we send to you after signing up. Please make sure to fill in the Innosuisse form before the end of July to be considered.

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