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 6.25 million Swiss francs.

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FIT Digital celebrates five years of supporting digital innovation in the canton of Vaud

Since 2018, the FIT Digital programme has been supporting entrepreneurs in the Canton of Vaud who are developing projects with an innovative business model based on digital technology. In five years, the programme has awarded 65 loans and grants, totalling 3.64 million Swiss francs. Among the companies supported are Neho, Smeetz, WeCheer, Tayo and Alaya.


Ex-Nunc Intelligence and Findatutor receive 40’000 Swiss Francs from FIT

Ex-Nunc Intelligence has developed a pioneering platform using artificial intelligence as a virtual lawyer, analysing Swiss laws at remarkable speeds, sifting through vast amounts of jurisprudence, and automating the drafting of legal documents. Findatutor created an educational platform that seamlessly connects students with qualified tutors, ensuring a personalized and effective learning experience. The FIT Digital Grant grants of CHF 20'000 each will propel these companies to finalize their product enhancements and kickstart their marketing and commercialization strategies.

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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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