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USI Startup Centre


USI Startup Centre supports early-stage entrepreneurs to realise their ideas, foster entrepreneurship, and contribute to the overall economic and social growth in the region.

Ideally positioned amongst higher education establishments, academic research institutes, and the economic context in Ticino, USI Startup Centre represents the gateway to an energetic community of researchers, students, entrepreneurs, business coaches, investors, experts, and the like to help startups succeed in this dynamic environment. USI Startup Centre constantly anticipates and adapts to the changing situations, providing startuppers with precisely the support they need at each step of their growth path.

USI Startup Centre runs the incubator of Università della Svizzera italiana. Set up in 2004 as a collaborative program designed to help innovative startups start their business, today the core activity of the USI Startup Centre incubator is to help early-stage entrepreneurs with innovative ideas solve the problems commonly associated with running a startup by providing a series of services, namely professional advice and support, training, workspaces, and access to the entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystem in the region.