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

Guidelines for successful matchmaking

Matchmaking at GIFF 2017 © Jean Luc Andrianasolo

Matchmaking Cookbook

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Matchmaking is the art of linking up design and interactive media projects devised by creative minds with suitable investors, producers and publishers and so building partnerships.

Guidelines for successful matchmaking in the field can be found in the recently published «Matchmaking Cookbook», provided by Engagement Migros and Pro Helvetia,. The Cookbook aims to provide useful tips to organizers of matchmaking events.

As part of the «New models of collaboration – culture and economy» focus, Pro Helvetia continues to develop the matchmaking format in the field of interactive media and has been extending it to design.

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.