The [seal] Program provides financial support to collaborative innovation projects in the field of digital trust and cybersecurity, involving at least two academic partners (EPFL, HEIG-VD, UNIL) and one implementation partner (company, non-profit organization, public administration) located in the canton of Vaud.

We support applied projects that have the potential for direct results and benefits for the economy and society of the canton of Vaud, such as the development and implementation of prototypes of technological solutions, innovative business tools or new approaches to professional practices that can be tested or directly applied by companies and/or other players. A typical project lasts between 6 and 12 months.

Project proposals may be submitted either in response to our thematic calls for projects, or on a freestanding basis on any other topic related to the field.

For further information, including eligibility criteria, requirements, and the submission and selection process, please refer to the specific regulations.


Call for projects

Free submission

Focus Topic Yes No
Max. Financing Amount CHF 100,000 CHF 100,000
Max. Financing Rate 90% of chargeable costs 70% of chargeable costs
Pre-project Financial Incentives Idea Booster CHF 2,500
Setup Booster CHF 5,000
Submission Deadline According to timetable Free at all time (opening in 2024)

Call for projects 2024


Are you a university researcher, a cybersecurity expert, or a private or public organization looking to innovate?

Then be part of a structured collaborative innovation process through our calls for projects.

Empowering Small Organizations to Fight Against the Exponential Growth of Cybercrime

Open Submission (opening in 2024)


You define the scope of innovation, identify your partners, and set the timeline for your project. We assess its alignment with our program and evaluate its relevance.

The rules of the game are simple: at any time and in any field related to digital trust and cybersecurity, we receive your proposal for a collaborative innovation project!

Grant amount

max. CHF 100,000 per project

Financing rate

max. 70% of chargeable costs

Project duration

6 to 12 months (with flexibility)

Chargeable costs

[ Human resources, materials and supplies costs of each academic and implementation partner

[ External legal and communication costs (up to a maximum of 10% of total chargeable costs)


[ Project led by a university staff member (EPFL, HEIG-VD, UNIL)

[ Collaboration between (at least) 2 universities and 1 implementation partner located in the canton of Vaud

[ Direct outputs/benefits to local economy and society

[ Valuable and (at least partly) disclosable results

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