What is the process?

1. Application via the online form on the FIT or Innovaud website

2. Accompaniment by a selection entity for the preparation of the file (+2 weeks)

3. Meeting of the Pre-selection Committee (+2 months maximum)

4. Invitation to pitch to the Selection Committee (+1 week)

3 possibilities :
a) The loan is granted in full 
b) The loan is granted in instalments and under conditions
c) The application is rejected or postponed 

5. Signature of contracts (+3 months maximum)

6. Release of funds (+1 week)

To apply for FIT support, register via Innovaud (the innovation and investment promotion agency for the canton of Vaud), which is responsible for the pre-selection of candidates:

Key dates

Important: in order for your application to be presented to the Selection Committee, you must have submitted your complete application before the application deadline. This includes a meeting with a coach to check the application (step 2 of the application process).

Deadline for applications:

Selection Committee:

04 February

01 April 

04 July

12 September

07 April 

16 June 

22 September

17 November