At the culmination of the CTI coaching process, successful startups receive the CTI Label, a significance of maturity and readiness to enter the market. The label is awarded by the CTI Start-up Label Certification Board (composed of seasoned entrepreneurs and experts). In the previous edition four startups stemming from varying sectors were awarded the Label. These include;
Battrion AG, Lucerne Battrion is a Swiss spin-off of ETH Zurich and works closely with the Laboratory for Nanoelectronics at ETH. Battrion develops and markets innovative fabrication technologies for lithium ion batteries aimed at increasing the charging speed of high energy density cells. By innovating on a single step in the industrial battery manufacturing processes, the patented Battrion technology improves the microstructure of the negative electrode, which constitutes the bottleneck for fast charging. The Battrion technology platform allows cell manufacturers to meet the growing performance, cost and safety requirements.
Perspective Robotics AG, Zurich Perspective robotics developed Fotokite Phi, a light-weight tethered quadcopter for GoPro cameras developed based on the technology that CEO Sergei Lupashin demonstrated on the TED stage in 2014. It is a user-friendly quadcopter with a unique take on safety for both the operator and the people nearby. Thanks to the attached tether, there is a physical connection between the operator and the Fotokite allowing the quadcopter to stay in place as the operator moves. Fotokite quadcopter's are currently being used by major news outlets such as the BBC for their broadcast coverage and special programming.
S. NOW SA, MontreuxFeedbackNow is a simple real time satisfaction system which enables customers to rate any product or service instantaneously. S. NOW, the startup behind FeedbackNow designed a Hardware system called “Smiley box”. This can be placed at any location in the reach of customers to enable them to rate a product or service immediately after purchase or use. The sooner the feedback is provided the more accurate and honest it is likely to be. Consequently, the results enable companies to improve their service level on the basis of this direct client feedback, which in the long run results into better services. Moreover FeedbackNow promotes awareness among employees about how their service is perceived. The Smile box is applicable in any branch, whether in retail, entertainment, travel, financial sector or in the medical sector.
T3 Pharmaceuticals AG, Basel Founded in 2015 as a spin-off of Basel, T3pharma is pre-clinical Pharmaceutical company specialising in the development of new generation treatments for cancer patients. The t3Pharma team developed an efficient protein delivery technology (protein delivery nanomachine) based on the use of live bacteria. This technology allows for a fast, synchronized, homogenous and efficient protein delivery directly into any available cell lines and is designed to serve as a novel therapeutic to treat solid tumours.