Supporting the talented entrepreneurs of tomorrow in Western Switzerland

The Foundation for Technological Innovation provides financial supports to innovative and technological projects at different development stages.

FIT supports projects in energy & environment, information & digital technologies, life sciences & health, precision industries, and nutrition & agri-food.

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Founded in 1994, FIT supports the creation and development of new businesses in the canton of Vaud and in Western Switzerland.

The two types of financial support, FIT TECH and FIT DIGITAL, are respectively open to innovative technological start-ups and digital start-ups with an innovative business model and strong growth potential. In 2021, FIT supported 45 projects for a total amount of 6.97 million Swiss francs.

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TWIICE receives a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100,000 to restore mobility to paraplegics.

Founded in 2020, TWIICE designs modular exoskeletons for the lower limbs that enable paralysed people to stand up and walk again. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to conduct the clinical trial for its exoskeleton leading to its commercialisation in 2023 in Europe, Canada, and the US.


CHF 100,000 for Bearmind to protect athletes from the lifelong traumatism of brain injuries

Founded in 2021, Bearmind develops sensors and algorithms to provide a real-time concussion risk assessment to protect professional and recreational athletes from the lifelong traumatism of head injuries. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will contribute to the start-up operations in the next 6 months.

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In a context where sustainable development and related issues have become paramount, the Foundation for Technological Innovation is committed to supporting innovative ideas that contribute to a better future for future generations.

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