NTN Innovation Booster

Circular Building Industry

Enabling a transition to a circular building industry through systemic innovation and collaboration.

Call closes on 19 September 2024

Circular Building Industry Innovation Booster, powered by Innosuisse, aims to enable a transition to a circular building industry through systemic and joint innovation.

Leading House

Discover the

The CBI Innovation Booster serves to be the first open innovation platform in Switzerland bringing together key stakeholders in the building industry around the topic of circular economy. We support promising innovation ideas with direct funding contributions and methodological support.


Provide innovation teams with funding up to 25,000 CHF to develop ideas


National network of stakeholders from research, industry politics and society

Open Innovation
Open Innovation

Open innovation platform to develop and test ideas, concepts and prototypes


Bridge the gap between research and industry by bringing scientific knowhow into practice

Expert Support
Expert Support

Technical support from experts on the topic of circularity in the business industry


Communicate findings with the community members, policymakers and the general public




Applications to date


Discover our 5 Steps.

1. Open call

Two times per year, an open call for project applications is published on the open innovation platform Jointcreate.

2. Apply

Innovation teams create a profile on Jointcreate and submit a project proposal.

3. Funding decision

An expert jury reviews the ideas. Short listed ideas are invited to pitch at the Pitch and Fund event, where the jury makes a decisionon which projects receive funding and expert support. The Jury is independent, and is composed of members that represent Industry, Society, and Research. The ideas are judged based on their level of innovation and potential to drive the building industry to circularity, team composition, and sustainability.  

4. Project development

Innovation teams develop their ideas with support from topic experts and targeted workshops.

5. Project closure

Innovation teams present their progress in front of the expert jury.

Read the testimonials.

Tobias Bucher ERNE

Read our success story.

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Do you have
a project idea?

Do you have an idea for a new product, service, or business model that strengthens the circular economy within the Swiss building industry?


Call #6 is open, submit your idea now! Deadline for submission is 19 September 2024

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