Start-ups The Grisons start-up scene LOCATION ADVANTAGES
Start-up help for your idea

Numerous initiatives characterize the lively start-up scene in the Grisons. Incubators and services provided by the canton, its partners and other organizations provide start-ups with a helping hand. Co-working spaces, innovation hubs and a diverse event agenda, promote inspiring exchange in the Grisons start-up scene. Experienced players know the framework conditions, the labour market and the most efficient approach for your project.

Foundation center at Landquart

The TECHNOPARK® Graubünden offers space and services for technology-oriented start-up companies in the Grisons, at a central location near Landquart railway station. TECHNOPARK® (Liechtenstein) AG is on board as know-how partner. This bridging with a neighbouring country strengthens the innovation location and start-up dynamics. The foundation center is a member of the TECHNOPARK®-Alliance. In terms of knowledge and technology transfer, Grisons start-ups can benefit from access to a network of education and research partners, such as the ETH Zurich, other universities, universities of applied sciences such as the FHGR, and research institutes.

Other Grisons initiatives for start-ups

An inspiring environment for focused work and creative exchange of ideas, as well as a network of experienced entrepreneurs to support new companies, is located at Löwenberg – Surselva Impact Lab in Schluein.


In Chur, the InnoQube Swiss® organizes start-up programs to accelerate and finance growth of new companies. The SBC Suisse Blockchain in Chur, based on block-chain technology, provides a starting point for foundation and accelerated growth of Web3 companies.


The Incubator in Susch lies close to the stars at 1440 m above sea levels. This Grisons incubator helps space tech start-ups to a successful launch. With the InnHub project at La Punt, further high-quality infrastructures and services will be added in the near future, further expanding the offering in this geographic region of Canton Grisons.


The Liug Innovations Center in Chur and the ICD Innovation Center Davos, provide varied infrastructure and attractive surroundings for an exchange of ideas and work in an international environment.


There are numerous coworking spaces in the Grisons. Supplementary to the innovation hubs and co-working spaces with their programmes, the Canton of Grisons promotes interaction and networking within the start-up scene with workshops in collaboration with the IFJ (Institute for Young Enterprises) and events such as the Founder's Award Start-up Apéro at the Young Entrepreneurs Forum.

Services and financing for start-ups

The KMU-Zentrum Graubünden (the Grisons SME Center) helps start-ups as well as small and medium-sized companies with business management issues related to founding a company – especially in the areas of financing, strategic management, innovation and internationalisation.


The Grisons foundation INNOZET, accompanies young Grisons companies on their way to becoming independent. It provides advice and financial support in cooperation with the Cantonal Bank of the Grisons (GKB) and TRUMPF Schweiz AG.


The Canton of Grisons can also provide financial support to qualified start-ups through funding tools such as contributions and loans or tax relief.

Working in the Grisons
We shape the future

The Grisons offers a varied selection of employers – whether traditional companies, major corporations or small and medium-sized enterprises. In this regard, we deny the preconception of a sleepy mountain canton and show – rather proudly – the various futuristic projects, which are being worked on in the Grisons. Here, people are tinkering with world-famous technical devices, innovative tool machinery and even robots.


Through the regional online employment market of the Grisons, it is ensured that you don't miss any of the promising chances in the Grisons labor market. Take a look, risk some research – perhaps your dream job is to be found here in the Grisons.


Further information about working in the Grisons