Innovation and Export Cheques are designed to support small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Liechtenstein. Innovation Cheques make it possible for SMEs to access research and development services offered by research institutions quickly and with minimal bureaucracy.
Innovation Cheques give SMEs in Liechtenstein the opportunity to tap into the world’s best expertise to support them with their innovative ideas and projects. For example, services at research institutions such as universities and non-university research centres can be used for feasibility studies, analyses and as an additional source of financing for large R&D projects. The idea is to make it easier for SMEs to start an ongoing process of research and innovation by giving them simple access to cooperations with research institutions.
Export Cheques make it easier for SMEs in Liechtenstein to access new markets. They refund part of the costs for consulting, taking part in trade fairs with Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) and other trade fairs abroad.
The Office for Economic Affairs is responsible for issuing Innovation and Export Cheques. Persons interested in Innovation Cheques should contct Frank A. Heeb, Tel. 236 67 45, frank.heeb(at)llv.li and those interested in Export Cheques should contact Margarethe Hoch, Tel. 236 67 45, margarethe.hoch(at)llv.li.
In this short interview Manfred Boretius explains how the company Listemann Technology AG in Eschen uses Innovation Cheques.