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Innosuisse celebrates the success of Innovation cheques

 

The Innovation Cheque provided by the Innousisse is a funding instrument aimed at enabling startups and SMEs in Switzerland to test break-through ideas in collaboration with a research partner. In 2019, 400 preliminary studies were funded and carried out thanks to the instrument.

 

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New York based Urban-X Accelerator invests $150K in Hades.ai

 

Hades, a Zurich based startup that uses artificial intelligence to improve urban sewers inspection videos, has been selected to join the Urban-X accelerator in New York. The accelerator will invest up to $150,000 in Hades in addition to provide support and guidance in developing their product.

 

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Virometix to kick off in-human studies of its vaccine against virus infections

 

The Belgian health authority, FAMHP, has approved Virometrix’s clinical trial application for the first-in-human phase 1 study of its respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) vaccine candidate, V-306. The startup secured funds to initiate the project.

 

 

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An Entrepreneurs Corona Survival Guide for Startups

 

Herbert Bay co-founded the ETH Zurich spinoff kooaba in 2007. In 2014 the company was successfuly sold to Qualcomm. In our guest column he presents 15 options to bring your startup through a crisis. Some of them he applied himself during the financial crises in 2008, others he observed in other startups.

 

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NEMIS secures CHF 3.4 million in Series B round

 

This year, NEMIS Technologies plans to launch its first diagnostic kits for bacterial detection in food and healthcare fields. This ambition will be funded by the 3.5 million Swiss francs raised in a Series B round. 

 

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FINMA vergibt erste Fintech-Lizenz an Yapeal

 

Seit Januar 2019 existiert in der Schweiz eine Fintech-Lizenz. YAPEAL hat nun als erstes Unternehmen eine solche Lizenz erhalten. Jetzt arbeitet die Challenger-Bank am Markteintritt.

 

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Venture Kick passes the CHF 30 million total in start capital investment

 

This Wednesday Venture Kick invested 40’000 Swiss Francs in its 700th project, passing the CHF 30 million total in start capital investment in talented researchers to support the commercialization of their inventions to global markets.

 

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Mpower secures new investment to expand its off-grid energy in Africa

 

Remote regions in Zambia, Togo and Cameroon have access to energy, thanks to Mpower venture's off-grid energy solution. To expand into more regions, the startup launched a crowdfunding campaign and has already reached its target goal. Energy 4 impact has also made a strategic investment of USD 25'000 in the startup. 

 

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Four Swiss startups among world’s top innovators

 

When it comes to applying for awards or gaining global recognition, Swiss start-ups stretch beyond Switzerland. Recently Sevensense, Nexthink, Kokora and eSmart have been in the global spotlight shinning among the world’s top innovators.

 

 

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Expense Robot raises CHF 1.7 million from Swisscom and SIX

 

Expense Robot’s vision is to leverage Artificial Intelligence to fully automate all expense- and business credit card processes. The team has already landed renowned global customers such as Swissquote, Kägi, Ameropa or SkyCell. The seed round to finance further growth was co-led by Swisscom Ventures and SIX with participation from Angel investors like...

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