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 2022, FIT supported 44 projects for a total amount of 6.56 million Swiss francs.

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Nu Glass and get support from FIT

Nu Glass offers a solution to improve indoor wireless connectivity by making windows of trains and buildings transparent to mobile phone frequencies. is a platform aiming to bring holistic and personalised care to patients with complex health conditions. Both are spun out of EPFL and have received support from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT): a Tech Seed loan for Nu Glass and a FIT-Innogrant for


TWINT chooses NetGuardians' AI software to bolster fraud mitigation

Award-winning Vaud-based scale-up NetGuardians, renowned for its enterprise risk platform for combatting financial fraud, has announced that Switzerland’s leading payment app TWINT has selected its software as part of an enhanced fraud prevention program.

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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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