Please see the following document for more information on financing options and awards
Public Subsidies: The Swiss federal government and the cantons primarily focus on the creation of a business-friendly framework. Financial support by the government for individual businesses is generally not provided; exceptions however may apply in selected economic fields.
Federal Initiatives: Most economic assistance at federal level is directed at research and development. Important points of contact include:
Tax Holiday: The Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft cantons can offer companies tax relief for up to ten years provided the following conditions are met:
- Establishment of a new company or a fundamental change in the business activity
- Legal entity
- Business activities serve the economic interests of the canton
Rent Relief: New companies headquartered in the Canton of Basel-Stadt with specific rental space requirements (e.g. labs) can request rent relief from the canton. See this link for more information.
Security Collateral: Companies receiving financing from banks can apply for additional funds through security collateral associations, known as “Bürgschaftsgenossenschaften.” The following security collateral associations are active in the Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft cantons: