Strong Swiss programme at Slush Helsinki 2019


Several exclusive side events, a common Swiss stand: Switzerland is trying to get attention at Slush 2019. In the middle of the action are 15 startups whose participation will be supported by Innosuisse.


With more than 25,000 visitors, Slush, the annual tech conference held in Helsinki in November, has become one of the most important events for startups. Last year around 2,000 investors were looking for start-ups  (including 60 Swiss startups) and more than 10,000 pre-booked meetings between investors and companies took place. For two years now, the Swiss Embassy in Finland has been organising Switzerland's attendance at Slush.This year, Switzerland will be present again with a common stand, which will give start-ups the opportunity to pitch and provide a point of contact. Additionally, there will be several exclusive side events: a Swiss reception at the Swiss Residence on the eve of Slush, a Swiss Raclette evening and a Swiss breakfast at the Helsinki Bourse Club. Innosuisse is sponsoring the participation of 15 selected startups at Slush. The companies will obtain slots for the Swiss stand at the conference, which they can use for pitches as well as for discussions with potential partners and investors. Startups will also have the opportunity to pitch at the side events or to introduce themselves directly to investors. The 15 selected startups are: Company Description Aurteen Software for computer-aided diagnosis and analysis of various eye diseases FenX Sustainable and fire-resistant insulation materials made from waste Gilytics Fast computing and 3D visualization technology for complex planning of transportation and energy infrastructures. KetoSwiss AG MigraKet, a dietary preventive therapy to treat higher-frequency-migraines and other related diseases. Kitro Automated food waste measurement system to enable restaurants and hotels to identify, track and monitor food waste. PeriVision Software to examine chronic eye diseases (glaucoma) using VR glasses. MeduSoil Ground bio-stabilization technology to mineralize carbonate binder. Nanoglue Nanomaterial to increase skin transplant survival Nemis Technologies Diagnostic kits for microbiological detection in food, hospitals and water Nomoko ultra high-resolution camera for next-level 3D modelling Oscillate AG (Optune) Online platform for artists and event organizers Protonmail (Proton Technologies AG) Email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Sleepiz Touchless device that captures vital signs of sleep disorders and the sleep environment data in real-time. Swissvault Desktop-computer unit for high-end data processing and analysis. WeGaw DeFROST, satellite data powered daily snow monitor In addition to these 15 Swiss startups, other young Swiss companies will participate. ESA BIC Switzerland, for example, will be represented with its own small stand, which will also showcase solutions from three companies in the portfolio of the accelerator programme. Other Swiss participants include investors, large companies, research institutions and government agencies such as Martina Hirayama, Swiss State Secretary of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation (SERI).(SK/RAN)