Prizes from across Europe

Juries in six award competitions held in Switzerland, France, London and other regions awarded Swiss startups in recognition of their innovative solutions addressing challenges in the digital health, energy and mobility sectors. The Swiss Games Awards has also revealed multiple winners.

Zurich-based startup PIPRA impressed juries in the Vesalius Innovation Award 2023 by Karger Publishers and the third Digital Health VADIAN Innovation challenge, which was organized as part of a symposium organized by the Cantonal Hospital of St. Gallen (KSSG) to recognize innovative digital health solutions. PIPRA took home the prize. The startup develops digital tools for the better prediction, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of postoperative delirium (POD). Their flagship product, PIPRA (Pre-Interventional Preventive Risk Assessment), offers a user-friendly web and app-based interface for healthcare professionals to accurately assess a patient’s risk of developing postoperative delirium (POD). By integrating PIPRA into clinical workflows, healthcare providers can implement targeted preventive strategies, optimize resource allocation, and enhance patient outcomes, particularly for patients aged 60+ undergoing medium to high-risk elective surgery.

Zaphiro Technologies was awarded at 4Ds Innovation Festival
The 4Ds Innovation Festival, co-hosted by Enlit Europe and Eurelectric, revealed the four outstanding solutions that are reshaping the energy landscape. Zaphiro Technologies won the category Decentralisation for its Smart Grid solutions that help energy players optimize power grid monitoring and automation. Its solution, SynchroGuard, offers utilities an affordable, high-performance solution for the monitoring and operation of dynamic networks.

Oxyle – Public Value Award
The Public Value Award recognizes startups that are responding to social issues with their offers and services and thus benefit society and contribute to the common good. This year’s winner is Oxyle, the startup offering a water purification solution that empowers companies and municipalities to fight PFAS contamination by permanently removing them from bodies of water.  

Share.P wins category prize in KB Challenge
In a significant recognition of innovation and expertise in electric vehicle (EV) charging solutions, Share.P has secured the top spot at the 2023 Worldline's annual hackathone-Payments Challenge in Paris, winning its challenge in the “Drive Financial Sustainability and Inclusion” category. The jury, comprising experts from Worldline and KB Bank, a member of the Société Générale international financial group, was particularly impressed by the startup’s sustainable and user-friendly parking and EV charging solutions. Share.P developed a plug-and-play solution for the sustainable optimization of parking in urban areas. By automating the rental process of public and private parking spaces, the startup brings significant financial savings to property owners while simultaneously promoting the growth of the charging infrastructure for electric vehicles. With its user-friendly mobile application available in seven languages, Share.P enables users to find and reserve parking spaces and EV charging stations in advance. Several corporate customers, including GOOGLE Switzerland, SONY Europe, and HILTON International, rely on Share.P.

Interprify,  Best Use of AI Technology Award
Interprefy, the startup supporting global businesses, institutions, NGOs, and even SMEs in reaching global audiences and facilitating truly multilingual conversations, was awarded the Best Use of AI Technology Award for its groundbreaking Interprefy Aivia solution at the eleventh edition of The Event Technology Awards 2023. The prize honours the achievements of companies delivering digital and technological solutions to the events industry. Inteprefy Aivia harnesses the power of artificial intelligence to eliminate language barriers in multilingual events. Its AI speech translation feature provides real-time interpretation of the spoken language, allowing participants to engage in conversations and discussions without language limitations. The additional AI multilingual subtitles feature enhances accessibility by providing on-screen translations during presentations or events.

Swiss Game Awards
The SGDA Swiss Game Awards (SWIGA) honours outstanding projects that have put the Swiss game industry on the radar. The 2023 awards were presented during Gamesweek Zurich, awarding five projects in different categories.