Design Switzerland is initiated by Pro Helvetia, the Swiss Arts Council.

PITCH and MATCH LAB at Designers’ Saturday

Teo Jakob, Speed Mentoring

Designers' Saturday

Designers’ Saturday

Hector Egger Holzbau
Steinackerweg 18
4900 Langenthal

Friday 2 November
For Professionals only

Saturday 3 November
Open to the public
Event: Prototypitch
The designers have 5 minutes to present their prototypes to the audience. The presentations will be each time followed by a round of questions and advice given by invited experts.

Sunday 4 November
Open to the public

Link to the event

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Initiated by Pro Helvetia and under the label Design Switzerland, PITCH and MATCH LAB is a platform that connects young Swiss designers with potential partners from industry.

The prototypes of 7 studios will be exhibited within the lounge, allowing the public to get a closer look at a variety of products: an innovative wheelbarrow, a modular shelving system, a foldable indoor greenhouse or elegant cutlery, amongst others.

Exchange between the designers and the audience, either professional or general public, is the key mission of this PITCH and MATCH LAB and various formats will be experienced: targeted speedmentoring during the professional day or prototype pitches on Saturday (public day).




Upcoming maintenance work

The application portal myprohelvetia will be updated from 1.1.-7.1.2024. Due to these changes, open applications must be finalized and submitted via the current online portal ( by the latest 23:59 on 31 December 2023. Until this date, the deadlines and criteria outlined in the current guidelines and calls for applications apply. New applications can be created and submitted in the application portal as of 8 January 2024.