Swiss startups: Open Call Infrastructure Forum

Open call for Swiss startups interested in joining the Infrastructure Forum in October 2024 in São Paulo.

About the Infrastructure Forum

The Embassy of Switzerland in Brazil, in cooperation with the Swiss Business Hub Brazil and Swissnex in Brazil, will host the Infrastructure Forum Brazil-Switzerland 2024 – on the road to net zero on the 23 and 24 October in São Paulo, Brazil.

The pipeline of infrastructure projects continues to be large as Brazil continues to implement the privatization agenda and embark on an energy transition agenda. This offers many opportunities for companies and startups from Switzerland and Liechtenstein, catering to the sectors of sanitation, energy, transport, ports, and airports, as well as financial institutions.

The Forum will unite decision-makers in the infrastructure sector: Government authorities, Brazilian operators and concessionaries, companies, and startups from Switzerland and Liechtenstein, the financial community, investors, associations, regulators, and carbon credit compensation agencies. In light of COP30 and the priorities of G20 Brasil 2024 IWG, decarbonization, climate-resilient infrastructure, financing and mitigation of FX risk, and linking infrastructure to poverty reduction are transversal topics.


Swissnex in Brazil invites your startup to apply for the open call and join us in October 2024 to take advantage of this unique opportunity to be in the same room as investors, experts, and mentors in these four areas:




The program is designed to give you the opportunity to engage with decision-makers. The topics include:

  • Swiss engagement in the infrastructure sector in Brazil
  • Financing of large infrastructure projects
  • How do we de-risk and mitigate the challenges of large infrastructure projects?
  • Carbon credit compensation and other funding options
  • The contribution of green infrastructure to sustainable agriculture
  • Water and wastewater
  • Decarbonization of the waste sector
  • New horizons in energy – green hydrogen, energy storage, and biofuels
  • Decarbonization of the transport systems – buses and light rails
  • The role of intercity railway connections
  • Decarbonization of the aviation and maritime sectors
  • 1:1 meetings to talk business with your customers, suppliers, and financial institutions
  • Visit of Brazilian operators


  • Call launch: 07 June 
  • Deadline for submission of applications: 30 June
  • Selection of candidates: 19 July
  • Infrastructure Forum: 23 and 24 October in São Paulo, Brazil.

Are you a startup and part of Innosuisse Coaching? You can align the trip with the Market Validation Camp of Innosuisse and receive CHF 3000 of funding to help cover the stipends!