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100'000 CHF for Voltiris to transform greenhouses into renewable powerplants.

In response to the growing demand for food and renewable energy, Voltiris has developed a new generation of colour optimized photovoltaic panels to maximise sunlight both for growing crops and producing renewable energy. In collaboration with HES-SO and Agroscope, Voltiris will use the Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) for its ongoing pilots and prepare its industrialisation and large-scale projects.


Qaptis receives CHF 100,000 from FIT for its CO2 capture solution

The EPFL spin-off Qaptis has developed a technology capable of capturing 90% of the CO2 emitted by internal combustion engines, mainly those of trucks and boats. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Qaptis finalise its prototype with a view to launching the commercialisation of its product.


Tune Insight receives CHF 100,000 from FIT to collaborate on sensitive data

Tune Insight develops a software solution that enables organizations to collaborate securely for extracting collective insights from their most sensitive and confidential data. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Tune Insight expand the development team and move from proofs-of-concept to licensing revenues in further verticals, including health, insurance and cybersecurity.


HemostOD receives CHF 100,000 from FIT for its on-demand blood platelets

Based at the EPFL Innovation Park, HemostOD has developed an innovative solution for ex vivo on-demand production of blood platelets, thus providing an efficient alternative to blood donor platelet transfusions as known today. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow HemostOD to pursue its projects in collaboration with UNIL, CHUV and UNIGE.


Picterra raises $6.5M to accelerate its mission of democratizing geospatial mapping

Picterra, the leading provider of geospatial machine learning software, today announced the closing of a $6.5M investment. Led by venture capital firm VI Partners, with participation from ACE & Company, the investment will enable Picterra to pursue its mission of democratizing access to Earth observation imagery and geospatial ML.


Artiria Medical secures funding to improve stroke treatments

Artiria Medical, a neurovascular start-up, closed a CHF 1.1 million bridge financing. The closing comes hot on the heels of the award of an EIC Accelerator grant of CHF2.7 million. The funding enables Artiria to significantly advance the clinical and regulatory deployment of its first product.


WattAnyWhere receives CHF 100'000 to convert biomass to electricity

In response to the growing demand for clean energy, WattAnyWhere has come up with an off-grid, mobile fuel cell based system that converts renewable ethanol produced out of biomass into high power electricity for electric vehicle fast-charging. In collaboration with EPFL and HES-SO, WattAnyWhere will use the Tech Seed loan from Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to develop its 350W proof-of-concept.


Lockheed Martin Space partners with SWISSto12 & CAES for Advanced 3D-Printed Phased Array Antennas

SWISSto12 and the firm’s US-based partner, CAES (Cobham Advanced Electronic Solutions), have been selected by Lockheed Martin Space business to develop advanced, 3D printed, phased array antennas for upcoming satellite missions.


Swiss scaleup Ecorobotix gears up for further European expansion

After securing CHF 13.2 million last year and ranking in the FoodTech 500, Ecorobotix is preparing to ramp up its European expansion in 2022. But as their list of international distributors grows, this dedicated B Corp continues to invest in strengthening the Swiss innovation ecosystem.