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

The results of the Call for Projects

Sketch «INSIGHT» collection © kollektiv vier

Next Call for Projects

Opening mid-december 2018
Closing date: 1 March 2019

Fashion, product design, furniture, graphic and textile design.

With its Culture and Business programme (2016–2020), Pro Helvetia has developed various formats with which to provide targeted support for projects by Swiss designers at all stages of the value chain: concept, prototype, production, project expansion.

For this third Call for projects, a total of 89 applications in all branches of design were submitted. Jury member Chantal Prod’Hom was pleased by the diversity of applications, as well as in the results and stated “Switzerland has heard this call”. Lilla Wicki underlined the capacity of the winners to “think outside the box”. The jury selected 17 projects, based on their originality, formal and artistic creativity, feasibility and marketability.

Full list of supported projects:


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.