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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A FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100,000 for Enerdrape to use heat from underground infrastructures

Since 2019, Enerdrape has been developing the first available geothermal panel to turn any underground infrastructure into a renewable heating and cooling source for buildings. The EPFL spin-off has recently won the PERL prize and the Grand Prize at the 25th >>venture>> edition. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help the start-up strengthen its activities and prepare for the market launch of its geothermal panels at the beginning of 2023.


EPFL startups DemoSquare and NanoDecoder awarded a FIT-Innogrant

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) selection committee has awarded two Innogrants of CHF100,000 each to EPFL startups DemoSquare and NanoDecoder. The grant will help the startups develop their first minimum viable product.

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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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