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11/30/2022

A FIT Tech Growth loan for Volumina Medical and a FIT Tech Seed loan for MinWave Technologies

Volumina Medical is developing regenerative and degradable implants for minimally invasive reconstructive breast surgery. The CHF 500’000 loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will enable Volumina to conduct a clinical study in Europe. MinWave Technologies designs customised miniaturised microwave devices that are ten times smaller than conventional
components. The CHF 100’000 loan from the FIT will support its commercial development.

11/9/2022

RogerHR and Oniri receive FIT Digital Seed loans, Genius Loci receives a FIT Digital Grant

RogerHR provides a people management platform to improve work relationships and retain employees, Oniri creates an app with unique dream analysis process and Genius Loci develops a physical stainless-steel medal to highlight places of interest. RogerHR and Oniri receive FIT Digital Seed loans of CHF 50’000, Genius Loci receives a FIT Digital Grant of CHF 20’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to encourage their development.

11/9/2022

Scaling Up Sales: Discover the 2022 cohort

Co-organised by the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI), Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) and Innovaud, this programme supports SMEs and technology start-ups in their growth phase by developing the commercial management skills of entrepreneurs. Discover the ten companies selected for this first round.

11/2/2022

Ecorobotix receives prestigious ‘SEF.Growth High-Potential’ classification as well as funding

The Technology Fund of the FOEN (Swiss Federal Office for the Environment) awarded a loan guarantee to Ecorobotix for its innovative ultra-high precision agricultural technology. In addition, the Swiss Economy Forum has awarded the scale-up from Yverdon the quality label "SEF.Growth high potential".

10/31/2022

MassChallenge Switzerland 2022 Winners in the spotlight

MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network for innovators and zero-equity startup accelerators, awarded CHF 400,000 last evening in equity-free cash prizes to the 2022 top 12 startups from its early-stage program and in-kind prizes to 12 runner-up Swiss startups. Four of this year's winners are from Switzerland, Composite Recycling cashing the Diamond Award Big Prize.

10/31/2022

Nanolive CEO wins the EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2022

Yann Cotte co-founded the Vaud-based scale-up Nanolive in 2013 at the EPFL Innovation Park in Lausanne with the idea of revolutionizing the cell research industry. EY has just awarded him in the "emerging entrepreneur" category.

10/20/2022

AdVentura Works, Planny and SwissInspect receive CHF 100’000 FIT Tech Seed loans

AdVentura Works is developing a remote control solution for warehouse forklifts, Planny is developing automated personnel management and SwissInspect provides services for digital inspection of infrastructures. The 3 startups received a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to support their development.

10/19/2022

Inergio supercharges off-grid power systems

Energy is a hot topic these days, from the role of fossil fuels in climate change to fears of an electricity crunch this winter. And while some people are looking to alternative fuel sources to resolve these challenges, others are focusing more on energy efficiency. A Vaud-based cleantech startup called Inergio has come up with an energy converter that combines both of those approaches: it’s a highly efficient source of power for electrical devices, and it’s based on a design that can employ hydrogen, an essentially pollution-free energy carrier – although it can work with other liquid fuels too. The firm is initially targeting off-grid applications like mountaintop sensors, yet its technology, once scaled up, has disruptive potential in other industries as well.

10/11/2022

ArcoScreen and DAAV receive CHF 100’000 FIT Tech Seed loans

ArcoScreen provides a solution to simplify the identification of promising drugs and DAAV develops a wheelchair to facilitate the mobility of people with reduced mobility in places such as airports. Both start-ups received a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to support their development.