Six Startups collect accolades in China

The Great Tech Awards went to Flyability, F&P Robotics, holo|one, Oxyle, STOR-H and SynSense. Presented at the Tech G Shanghai International Consumer Electronics Show, the awards recognise emerging high-tech products that have created a buzz in the professional setting and in consumer minds.

Tech G Shanghai International Consumer Electronics Show aspires to become the leading consumer technology event in Asia, showcasing cutting edge products and revolutionary technologies. With over 30’000 visitors awaited, the exhibition also provides companies with a platform to enhance their brands, establish and broaden their business partnerships, and facilitate their cross-border trade in technology.

The swisstech pavilion, which aims to raise Switzerland's profile as an innovative location for business and to promote the visibility of Swiss companies and universities abroad, hosted a cohort of 16 startups. Four joined on-site and 12 startups virtually. Six of the exhibiting Swiss startups won the Great Tech Awards in different categories.

The winners are:

Flyability | Great Tech Innovation Award – the Lausanne-based robotics startup and an EPFL spin-off builds solutions for the inspection and exploration of indoor, inaccessible, and confined spaces. By allowing drones to be used safely inside buildings, it enables industrial companies and inspection professionals to reduce downtime, inspection costs, and risks to workers.

F&P Robotics | Great Tech Design Award – is an Opfikon-based robotics startup that leverages its strong core technology in robotic arm technology, applied artificial intelligence, robot control software and safety and personality to address applications and markets with huge potentials, such as healthcare, gastronomy, and retailer. The company has its roots at the AI lab of the University of Zurich and ETH.

holo|one | Great Tech Innovation Award – based in Lenzburg with offices in Zurich, the Bay Area and Chongqing, China, the AR / VR startup and a University of Zurich spin-off developed “sphere” – the award-winning, standardized Mixed Reality (MR) platform solution.

Oxyle | Great Tech Innovation Award – the Zurich-based Cleantech startup and an ETH Zurich spin-off developed novel wastewater treatment reactors capable of destroying >95% of a wide variety of toxic micropollutants from wastewater effluents, including the highly persistent compounds that are resistant to existing treatments.

STOR-H Technologies | Great Tech Innovation Award – is a Geneva-based energytech startup that leverages significant intellectual property concerning the solid storage of hydrogen to enable zero-CO2 light mobility using its STOR-H cartridges. The STOR-H technology allows “green” hydrogen to be stored safely in easy-to-use connected cartridges. These cartridges are distributed in vending machines accessible through a smartphone APP, eliminating the need for expensive and intrusive infrastructure.

SynSense | Great Tech Innovation Award – is a Zurich-based neuromorphic intelligence startup and an ETH Zurich and University of Zurich spin-off that provides dedicated mixed-signal neuromorphic processors which overcome the limitations of legacy von Neumann computers to provide an unprecedented combination of ultra-low power consumption and low-latency performance. It has a prolific product matrix, including chips dedicated to vision processing, auditory processing, and natural signal processing.

(Press release/RAN)