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9/21/2022

DOPPL receives a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000 to develop a citizen-led precision medicine

Founded in 2022, Doppl is a pioneer in citizen-led medical research using a crowd-sourced biobank to power medical research and drug development. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to expand its proof points for Cystic Fibrosis from one patient to eleven.

9/8/2022

25 FIT Alumni in the TOP100 2022

Each year, the TOP100 Swiss start-ups list the 100 most promising start-ups in our country. This year, 25 FIT-supported start-ups made it into the ranking.

9/8/2022

Flyability secures CHF15 million

Scale-up Vaud Flyability, the leading indoor inspection drone company, has raised an additional CHF 15 million in a Series C funding on top of CHF 7 million that it had already closed. The round was led by Japan-based SBI Investment.

9/7/2022

Guardomed receives a FIT-InnoTREK grant for its innovative mouthguard

Developed at the CHUV, Guardomed is a start-up project aiming to produce the first medically certified mouthguard. The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) and the UNIL-CHUV Technology Transfer Office (PACTT) have decided to support the project with a FIT-InnoTREK grant of CHF 100’000 to complete the design and initiate regulatory validation.

8/30/2022

KOMP-ACT SA receives a FIT Tech Growth loan of CHF 400,000 for its electric motion technologies

Since 2018, KOMP-ACT has designed and manufactured electric motion technologies for the automation industry to overcome the current performance limit. KOMP-ACT’s actuators find applications to activate moving parts in equipment ranging from food-packaging machines and robotic arms to the landing gear on airplanes.

8/29/2022

HEIG-VD projects EMPath and WALIO get CHF 100’000 from FIT

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) has chosen to support two projects from HEIG-VD with Tech Grants of CHF 100’000 each. EMPath provides a breakthrough solution to assess the performance of our communication devices, while WALIO wants to give more independence to disabled people thanks to its innovative wheelchair.

8/24/2022

ExerGo receives CHF 500,000 to deploy its compact district heating and cooling network solution

Leading towards the energy transition in Europe, ExerGo provides a compact and efficient district heating and cooling solution that delivers clean energy services to buildings in dense areas. The Tech Growth loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help the cleantech company to set up its Vaud-based business development and sales team.

8/23/2022

PROUD receives CHF 100,000 to make high-tech more sustainable with the use of diamonds

To meet the growing demand in high-tech items, PROUD is designing the next generation of semi-conductors using diamond layers. The patented technology developed at EPFL solves the cooling problem of current silicon semi-conductors. With the Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), the start-up will pursue the technology scale-up and the prototype’s development.

8/17/2022

TWIICE receives a FIT Tech Seed loan of CHF 100,000 to restore mobility to paraplegics.

Founded in 2020, TWIICE designs modular exoskeletons for the lower limbs that enable paralysed people to stand up and walk again. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to conduct the clinical trial for its exoskeleton leading to its commercialisation in 2023 in Europe, Canada, and the US.