About FIT

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has been helping startups since 1994. It encourages entrepreneurship, supports innovation and bolsters the local economy by providing appropriate financial assistance.

FIT is a non-profit organisation that encourages entrepreneurship, supports innovation and contributes to boosting the local economy by granting loans and grants to young companies. The funding is aimed at start-ups in Vaud and French-speaking Switzerland, innovating either through their technological content or their business model. In order to complete all of the criteria, projects must in some cases be attached to a university in the canton of Vaud (HES, EPFL, Unil, HEIG-VD...).

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

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FIT since 1994 ...

316

loans granted

2 bn

francs raised

3

unicorns

88

grants awarded

252

active start-ups

34

scale-ups

58mio

francs in support

2'930

jobs created

3

IPOs

FIT start-ups in the TOP100

The TOP100 ranking of Switzerland's best start-ups regularly sees FIT-supported companies at the top of the list. On average over the last 10 years, one in five start-ups in the TOP100 has been supported by FIT.
In 2021, 31 FIT alumni start-ups will be in the TOP100:

CREAL (#4), AgroSustain (#8), Volumina Medical (#12), HAYA Therapeutics (#14), Bloom Biorenewables (#18), DePoly (#19), Miraex (#22), Neural Concept (#29), MOBBOT (#30), flowbone (#35), Annaida Technologies (#36), Artiria Medical (#45), Adiposs (#55), Terapet (#56), Daphne Technology (#59), Plastogaz (#61), Eyeware Tech (#64), TWIICE (#66), ClearSpace (#70), CYSEC (#73), Flybotix (#78), SwissDeCode (#80), Embion Technologies (#81), INERGIO Technologies (#82), EarlySight (#84), CompPair Technologies (#85), GRZ Technologies (#89), ALAYA (#90), AVAtronics (#91), Limula (#94), Urbio (#95). 

TOP 5 job-creating companies in Switzerland as of 31.12.2021

269 full-time jobs

96 full-time jobs

254 full-time jobs

102 full-time jobs

92 full-time jobs

Our actions for sustainable development

 

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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