Making communication more efficient and less expensive with MinWave technology With the increasing demand for communication and emerging trends such as 5G, there is a need for powerful and cost-effective infrastructure. In addition to the appliance in your kitchen, microwave technology is used in a huge variety of applications, from satellites to radio, from lasers to 5G, etc. To transmit these electromagnetic waves, waveguides are used. These exist in a variety of forms but are often bulky and expensive: miniaturisation of waveguides is therefore a complex challenge. MinWave, a spin-off of the EPFL's Wave Engineering Laboratory, is proposing a new technique that makes it possible to produce microwave components that are ten times smaller and lighter, more energy efficient, more durable, compatible with standard interfaces and, above all, more efficient. To achieve this, MinWave uses a novel electromagnetic metamaterial along with new 3D printing to manufacture its devices. The CHF 100’000 loan from the FIT will allow the start-up to hire a business development expert to boost MinWave's expansion.