SIT StartGarden

Startup ecosystem at Schaffhausen Institute of Technology

What is SIT StartGarden?

SIT StartGarden is a startup ecosystem where students, researchers, and science and tech professionals can share and collaborate on innovative business ideas.

As an incubator, we support would-be entrepreneurs with mentoring, network, office space, and access to funding. Learn more

As an accelerator, we help early-stage startups to grow to the next level. Learn more

Both incubator and accelerator programs focus on Physics, Quantum Technology, Functional Intelligent Materials, Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Business Sciences.

As part of the wider SIT Ecosystem, SIT StartGarden links education, research, and business in a close-knit self-sustainable cycle. The project participants move between the institute, R&D center, and tech park, working together on original solutions across domains. At SIT StartGarden, you can blend transformative science with entrepreneurship and confront the emerging global challenges.

Explore the SIT StartGarden initiatives

SIT Launchpad
Grow from idea to first revenue with our all-in business support services. Get expert advice on project management, HR, marketing, or any other specialized business field.
Technology Transfer Office
Get assistance in technology licensing and other aspects of academic research commercialization.
Technology Transfer Fellowship
Gain the necessary skillset for a technology transfer career.
Collaborate with top names in transformative science and access SIT’s cutting-edge R&D facilities.
Real Estate
Relocate your startup to Schaffhausen in no time. Our team will make residential and commercial property arrangements for you.
Recruitment Fair
Join in-person and online recruitment events and access SIT’s best talent.
Pitch Night
Seize exclusive funding and partnership opportunities by participating in SIT’s fundraising rounds. Take the floor and pitch your idea to a global investor audience.
Take advantage of our IP Protection, Marketing and Sales, and Business Development consulting services.

Benefits of the SIT ecosystem

Top-tier scientists
Meet the world’s leading scientists in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Quantum Technologies, Functional Intelligent Materials, etc.
SIT Capital
Tap into the SIT venture capital network, including top venture funds, angels, and institutional investors, specializing in deep tech and science investments.
Swiss benefits
Benefit from Swiss competitive tax rates, strong patent protection, and comprehensive R&D incentives.
International reach
Reach out globally through the SIT Ecosystem with networking ties all over the world.


Business Incubator is an educational program, infrastructure and services to support promising startups. We can help you to prove your concept and promote new product to the market. We provide different type of services and infrastructure so that tech-entrepreneurs could achieve their business development goals much faster.

Tracking of your startup
Mentorship support
Access to venture investments
Project management
Marketing and HR
Networking access to professional community
High speed internet
Meeting rooms
Micro-office in open-space area

Incubator in SIT can attract partners from professional society of different parts of the world. Organizing hackatons as a professional competition with the real tasks from industry.


Acceleration programs are focused to make a quick results in achieving different business goals:

Growth of sales
Increasing the value proposition
Improving the business skills of the founder and the team