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. 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, nutrition & agri-food, and social impact.

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Who are the founding members of FIT?

FIT since 1994 ...


loans granted

2 bn

francs raised




grants awarded


active start-ups


francs in support


scale-ups in 2023


jobs created



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:

HAYA Therapeutics (#1), ClearSpace (#5), Bloom Biorenewables (#6), DePoly (#10), Volumina Medical (#11), Tune Insight (#13), Flybotix (#16), AgroSustain (#18), CYSEC (#25), Saporo (#30), Adiposs (#36), SoHHytec (#37), Neural Concept (#38), WattAnyWhere (#42), SEED Biosciences (#55), Urbio (#58), Terapet (#59), Annaida Technologies (#62), Solaxer (#63), TWIICE (#63), flowbone (#69), Artiria Medical (#72), arcoscreen (#81), Composite Recycling (#82), Enerdrape (#83), INERGIO (#84), Plastogaz (#85), Limula (#92), Isochronic (#93) and AELER Technologies (#98).

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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