About Momentum In India: Swiss SMEs Programme (MISSP)

India has made a jump of 79 positions to 63 in 2019 from 142 in 2014 in World Bank’s Doing Business rankings. The World Bank has hailed India as one of the top 10 improvers for the third consecutive year. The Government of India is targeting US$ 1.4 trillion infrastructure investment over 2020-25 to enable economic growth. Switzerland is an ideal partner for India as it is amongst the leaders in the world in innovation, international competitiveness and environmental performance.

India provides a great opportunity for the Swiss SMEs sector to invest and grow. 

The Embassy of India, Berne, has been promoting India as an active economic partner and investment destination for Swiss SMEs, which make up 99% of the Swiss companies. In line with this, the Embassy of India, Berne, launched the ‘Momentum in India: Swiss SMEs Programme’ (MISSP) to facilitate Swiss SMEs explore, enter, and expand in the Indian market.

The MISSP programme responds to the need for an organized platform dedicated to assist Swiss SMEs establish successful business models across the value chain in India. The Business support services provided by the MISSP programme to Swiss SMEs India entry/expansion strategy include the following :

  • a) Strategy consulting

  • b) M&A

  • c) Operational market entry support

  • d) Tax & legal support

  • e) Financial services

  • f) Project financing

  • g) Location services

  • h) Technology collaboration

  • i) Partner Search and Due diligence

As you would have noticed, the MISSP is a true one-stop source for Swiss SMEs requiring support services, with the additional benefits of :

  • a) Participation in Specialized Common Workshops by subject matter experts

  • b) Regular tax & legal updates

  • c) Access to the MISSP Network and Exchange Platforms to facilitate member companies to share their experiences, best practices, success stories and network among themselves

The program is implemented with the support of Central and State Governments in India and other key Indian and Swiss industry partners, who assist the Swiss SMEs have a smooth experience in various aspects of doing business in India.

The MISSP programme is implemented and monitored by the MISSP Team at the Embassy of India, Berne, responsible for the day-to-day management of the program and Rödl & Partner as the Legal & Tax Partner.

The MISSP team wishes you a great read of this website and looks forward to having you join us as the next MISSP member company.

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