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6/30/2022

The canton of Vaud renews its financial support to the FIT

As a founding member of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), the canton of Vaud today announces the renewal of its financial contribution to the Foundation, amounting to 16 million Swiss francs until 2030. Banque Cantonale Vaudoise is also renewing its support with CHF 4 million over the same period. With its convincing results over the last decade, the FIT will be able to continue to benefit from the support of the Canton and the BCV to ensure the continuation of its activities.

6/24/2022

A FIT Digital Seed loan of CHF 50'000 for School Rebound to improve children's handwriting

Founded in 2021, School Rebound has developed Dynamilis to help children overcome their learning difficulties. The Digital Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to validate its subscription business model, find the best acquisition channel and continue the development of Dynamilis.

6/7/2022

Droople receives 500'000 CHF for its decentralized water intelligence platform.

To face the growing need to preserve and improve water management, Internet of Things (IoT) helps us improve how people use, conserve, and value water. Droople came up with the idea of a smart edge device at any point of use which allows for decentralized water monitoring at the last mile grid. Founded in 2018 and established as part of EPFL’s Incubator La Forge, Droople will use the Tech Growth loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to develop its machine learning capabilities.

5/17/2022

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.

5/9/2022

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.

5/5/2022

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.

5/3/2022

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.

4/27/2022

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.

4/15/2022

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.