Welcome to the Hasler Foundation

The purpose of the Hasler Foundation is to promote information and communications technology (ICT) for the well-being and benefit of Switzerland as an intellectual and industrial centre. The Foundation aims to play an active role in ensuring that Switzerland continues to take a leading position in science and technology in the future.


The Foundation provides its support by financing or co-financing selected educational, research and innovation projects and undertakings in the field of ICT.

The Foundation is politically and religiously neutral and free of any commercial interests. Although it is a non-profit-making organisation, it is not a charity, in that its support is always results-based, in keeping with the purpose of the Foundation.

On our website, you can find out what and whom the Hasler Foundation supports, and how to make an application. There is also a brief introduction to the Foundation itself.



New deadlines as of 2014

for submissions of standard projects (> CHF 50,000) and for Seed Money or innovation projects:

Requests until

Decisions until

end  of february (28/29)

end of june

ende of june (30)

end of october

end of october (31)

end of february






  • Hasler Grand Challenge

    The Hasler Foundation launches a competition for the definition of a Grand Challenge.
    The award is CHF 50’000.

  • End of the support programme FIT – Fit in IT

    In the presence of around 180 people from the fields of education, politics and business, the Hasler Foundation brought its support programme "Fit in IT" to an end on the 21st of April 2015 in Bern.