Low interest rates possible
Banks and other suitable lenders usually offer lower interest rates to companies which are backed by a loan guarantee of the Technology fund.
Sound prospects of success
Around 40% of all applicants received a loan guarantee in the first two operating years of the Technology Fund. The technology fund can grant loan guarantees in the total amount of CHF 150 million.
Autonomy is preserved
The guarantees provide a means of financing a project, without affecting the existing ownership structures. Financial capability increases remarkably when having received a loan guarantee (positive leverage effect).
Business plan assessed by the experts
Successful companies who receive a guarantee can be assured that their business concept received a positive evaluation from a team of cleantech experts.
Established application process
The technology fund developed an efficient and goal-oriented application process which enables applicants to process fast.
Strengthening the Swiss cleantech sector
The loan guarantees complement other public avenues of support and strengthen Switzerland as a centre for innovation in clean technologies. By way of the guarantee, lenders are able to attract the customers of tomorrow.