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11 ideas and solutions driving Industry 4.0 forward

The 5th edition of the i4 Challenge has awarded six startups in the category ‘Innovative Solutions’ and five ‘New Ideas’. The companies are developing diverse solutions aimed at, for instance, improving energy efficiency, creating reusable packaging and enabling people to take maintenance into their own hands.

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Entrepreneurial activity remains high despite fewer new entrants

Starting a business is still a trend in Switzerland despite the pending energy crisis, corona measures and rising insecurity that are affecting business activities. According to the newest IFJ study, 37,092 new companies entered the Swiss Commercial Register in the first nine months of the current year, marking a slight decrease of -1.6% compared to last…

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The big rely on the small

How corporates from Switzerland and abroad use the solutions of Swiss start-ups to tackle economic and social challenges.

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Wingman Campus Fund welcomes new portfolio companies

With the two latest investments made in Ascento Robotics and We Play Sport, the Wingman Campus Fund continues to grow – both the portfolio and the team. This week 14 new students joined the Fund’s partner team, embarking on a one-year journey to explore the startup culture.

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Plug and Play invests in Swiss blockchain startup

Founded in February 2022, blockchain startup nobank aims to make blockchain technology and Web3 accessible to everyone. The startup has obtained fresh capital from Silicon Valley Accelerator Plug and Play.

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Carrier Ventures invests in Swiss deeptech startup

Archilogic is one of the three startups that received an investment from the newly formed Carrier Ventures, the investment arm of the Carrier Global Corporation. The startup’s scalable and modular 3D engine that can quickly turn layouts of properties in 3D models, aligns with the investor’s carbon reduction goals.

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Ledgy banks $22 million in Series B round

One year after closing the series A round, Ledgy has completed a new financing round, raising $22 million – this brings the company’s total capital to $33.5 million. The Zurich-based startup aims further grow its team and user base and enhance its product.

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Acht Healthcare Startups für Schweizer Leitmesse selektiert

Bei der IFASinnovation Challenge 2022 wurden die innovativen Jungunternehmen ausgewählt, die sich an der IFAS Expo, einem zentralen Branchentreffpunkt der Schweizer Gesundheitsbranche präsentieren können. Dem Gewinner der Challenge, der im Rahmen der Messe an der Preisverleihung erkoren wird, winken darüber hinaus 25'000 Franken.

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Joint launches push startup solutions into global markets

Xfarm Technologies enables Zurich Italy to launch innovative offerings for farmers. A new partner brings Hydromea’s underwater robot to the North Sea and Latin America. DataHow’s digital twin products will be integrated in the Genedata biopharma platform. A Danish LoRaWAN network operator relies on akenza to make the design of IoT solution faster and easier.

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Swiss startups expanding globally

Mitipi has protected the brand name Kevin for its smart security speaker in the USA and is now preparing the market entry into the country. Sonect obtaines a license for Mexico which will massively accelerate the market entry. And Bloom Diagnostics has opened the first shop abroad.

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