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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Alithea Genomics receives 500,000 Francs to boost RNA sequencing

Alithea Genomics, an EPFL spin-off, is active in high-throughput RNA sequencing, used to examine gene expression and discover new biomarkers and drugs. The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has chosen to support Alithea with a Tech Growth loan of CHF 500,000 to bring two new products to the market.


Astrocast participates in EU funded XGain initiative and enables Croatian aquaculture project

Vaud-based scale-up Astrocast, a leading global Satellite IoT network operator, will be participating in the European Union (EU) funded XGain initiative. Its Satellite IoT (SatIoT) technology and network will be deployed within an aquaculture project in Dalatia, Croatia to monitor water quality within remote oyster farms.

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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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