20 Swiss startup projects supported by the EU SME Instrument


Startups from all over Switzerland and from all industries have been selected for the Phase 1 support of the EU SME Instrument. Each of them will receive EUR 50,000.


The SME instrument, a part of Horizon 2020, is a European funding programme dedicated to high growth, highly innovative SME with European and global ambitions. There are no set topics for this bottom-up program. The SME Instrument is an open call with four cut-off dates per year for each Phase. The next cut-off date for phase 1 is 13 February 2019.

Newly supported Swiss projects (cut-off date November 2018) include:

Axiamo, NidauReal Time Soccer Analysis System 

CREAL3D, St-SulpiceSeamless mixing of virtual & real-world objects in VR & AR 

DIRAMICS, ZürichTechnology for Ultra-Low-Noise Amplifiers 

H55, SionElectric Propulsion System for the Air Transportation of Tomorrow

Jinn-Bot Robotics & Design, GebenstorfDemocratizing humanoid robots in customer service

Legartis Technology, ZürichSmart Contract Analytics using Artificial Intelligence 

Lernwolke, Amlikon-BisseggThe first AI-driven smart-learning platform that teaches not only contents but also interdisciplinary skills as the key to success

MAXWELL BIOSYSTEMS, BaselA High-throughput, functional imaging platform to accelerate drug discovery 

MIRO Analytical Technologies, ZurichOne box to measure all the most important air pollutants and greenhouse gases 

Metys Pharmaceuticals, BaselA novel drug for prevention and treatment peripheral neuropathy symptoms 

NANOGA, LausanneAn Innovative digital solution for mobile and large display screens 

Neural Concept, LausanneNeuralShape: the first deep-learning based software to improve the engineer's work 

Perspective Robotics, ZurichAerial Situational Awareness for Every Firefighter

Positrigo, ZurichThe Next-Generation of Small, Cost-Effective and Mobile Brain Scanner for an Early Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease 

ReHaptix, ZurichEasy-to-use and highly accurate medical software for quantitative assessment of impairments in neurologically injured people 

Shift Devices, BirsfeldenBitBox Enterprise - Enterprise-grade Solution for Digital Assets Custody 

Spectroplast, ZürichIntroducing silicone to the world of additive manufacturing 

Turicode, WinterthurTruly refreshing document digitalisation - Unlock the full potential of your documents using machine learning 

TwingTec, DübendorfContainerized mobile wind energy system

Vatorex, WiesendangenEco-friendly and innovative mite treatment for honey bees