Virtual pitching competition with 20 Swiss startups puts innovation center stage


Despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, 20 Swiss DeepTech startups will be taking the virtual stage in Asia this 10 June. Organized by swissnex China in collaboration with SwissTech, CES ASIA and Venture Leaders, with the support of institutional partners, the SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 will serve as a testament to Switzerland’s leading position as a center of technology and innovation.


Following Switzerland’s record-performance at CES ASIA 2019 winning 6 CES Innovation Awards, SwissTech will be taking the stage again in Asia this 10 June – virtually! SwissTech Pitchinar 2020 is to be joined by 20 leading Swiss startups in the fields of HealthTech, IoT, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, AR/VR, Vehicle Technology and beyond. This first-ever online pitching competition with 20 SwissTech startups is poised to take the recognition of Swiss excellence in tech and innovation to the next level.

The selected startups are: | Adrian Wanner | Biotech
High-throughput biomedical image analysis

Battronics | Michael Hess | Vehicle Tech
Battery tech knowledge superpositioning to accelerate research on Li-ion batteries

Code Lane | Simon Heinzle | AR/VR
Emotion-powered human-like 3D avatar rendered in real-time using artificial intelligence 

collectID | David Geisser | Blockchain
Authenticity and transparency through Blockchain-Technology

Eyeware | Serban Mogos | Artificial Intelligence
Remote eye tracking software for laptops, smartphones, cars and more 

GLOBAL ID | Sonna Lambert | Cybersecurity
Leading B2B digital authentification solutions provider

Holo-one | Jeffrey Li | AR/VR
The Mixed Reality Standard for Enterprises 

!important | Bastien Beauchamp | Vehicle Tech
The Safety Belt for Pedestrians 

KUDO | Parham Akhavan | Software
Multilingual Video Conferencing and Live Events for Businesses 

Mithras Technology | Franco Membrini | IoT
Wearable technology turning human body heat into usable electricity 

Risklick | Poorya Amini | HealthTech
AI solutions enabling analysis and mitigation of clinical trial risks in protocol design phase 

Scientific Visual | Frederic Falise | Advanced Instrument
Quality control instrument for semiconductor

Sevensense Robotics | Gianluca Cesari | Robotics          
Empowering mobile robots to move into crowded and fast-changing spaces 

Siodb | Nicolas Penot | Software
Open Source relational database that secures your data by default

STOR-H Technologies | Michael Levy | Energy
The global energy standard for zero-carbon mobility    

Swiss Terahertz | Mostafa Shalaby | Advanced Instrument
High tech terahertz laser technologies for security and quality control 

Tinamu Labs | Tobias Nägeli | Robotics
Using drones for automated data acquisition in all environments 

TRUSTLESS.AI | Rufo Guerreschi | Fintech
Radically-unprecedented security and privacy for your private digital life, e-health and e-banking 

Typewise | David Eberle | Artificial Intelligence
Secure and intelligent human-machine interface 

Voliro | Loris Niederberger | Robotics
Revolutionizing work at height with drones 

The pitching competition will feature 90-second pitches from each of the startups, providing them with a platform to spotlight their products and services with prospective investors, partners and industry experts, to form game-changing partnerships and facilitate their market entry ambitions in the world’s fastest-growing innovation ecosystem.

Swiss Ambassador to China Bernardino Regazzoni expressed his pleasure at the enthusiasm shown by these talented Swiss entrepreneurs to explore the Chinese market. “Backed by strong institutional partners, the SwissTech Pitchinar showcases 20 outstanding startups, demonstrating Switzerland’s leading position as a hotbed for technology and innovation. For Swiss startups, China is a key market to explore. The 70th Anniversary of Sino-Swiss Diplomatic Relations well illustrates the strong bond between the two countries.

Ambassador Nicolas Bideau, Head of Presence Switzerland, the unit of the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs in charge of promoting Switzerland's image abroad, and Gary Shapiro, President and CEO of Consumer Technology Association and the organizer of CES ASIA, will deliver the opening speeches to the event. Under the label SwissTech, Switzerland puts the spotlight on the exceptional performance of the Swiss innovation ecosystem,” said Ambassador Bideau. “We are proud to support CES ASIA, the leading tech event for startups, entrepreneurs and global tech firms, and to showcase the best technology in innovation Switzerland has to offer.” “Technologies and innovations are making a difference in improving and enhancing our lives, and countries like Switzerland are leading the way”, said Gary Shapiro. “Switzerland was recognized by the Consumer Technology Association as an Innovation Champion, which is our highest honor.”

The virtual event will be opened by Dr. Felix Moesner, Science Consul and CEO of swissnex China - the Science Consulate of Switzerland in China - and moderated by Jordi Montserrat, Co-founder and Managing Director of Venturelab, an organization that supports top Swiss startups in their global expansion.

(Press release / SK)