The GCC acts at the very early stage of the innovation process. It aims to stimulate creativity and the emergence of new ideas through the interaction between academia and industry. It then nurtures these ideas towards further development and assures their feasibility. With the support of other organisations in Geneva, such as the HighTech Business Incubator (FONGIT), Office for the Promotion of Industries and Technologies (OPI), Financer Autrement les Entreprises (FAE), Office of Technology Transfer at the University of Geneva (UNITEC), these ideas can then be translated into the creation of a new business, a collaborative project between academia and industry, or a new product or service offered by an existing company.