Mission statement


The Swiss Industry Liaison Office supports Swiss companies to achieve commercial supply or provide service contracts at international research organisations.

The responsibilities of the Office include:

  • Informing Swiss companies about business opportunities at international research organisations

  • Qualifying Swiss companies as competent providers to international research organisations.

  • Promoting Swiss technology capabilities inside international research organisations.

  • Guiding Swiss bidding companies through international tendering rules.

  • Arranging discussions between Swiss and international companies interested in bidding on future tenders at international research organisations.

  • Recording contracts placed by international research organisations with Swiss companies and monitoring the Swiss geo-return.

Schweizerische Eidgenossenschaft
Confédération suisse
Confederazione Svizzera
Confederazium Svizra
Swiss Confederation


Federal Department of Ecomic Affairs,
Education and Research EAER
State Secretariat for Education,
Research and Innovation SERI
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The Swiss Industry Liaison Office (ILO) is supported by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne and by the Paul Scherrer Institute in Villigen. The Swiss ILO is financed by the State Scretariat for Education Research and Innovation SERI