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Tried and tested technologies to fight Coronavirus

 

Startups provide their technologies tu support the fight against the COVID-19. Helio will make its virtual supercomputer free of charge for researchers working on computing-intensive applications. Insphero is offering its 3D Liver models to enable testing new medications safely. Sophia Genetics helps to increase the number of dignostic tests while Uepaa...

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Avaloq Ventures invests in Assetmax

 

Avaloq Ventures makes an initial investment and partners with Assetmax to offer a multi-custody solution for banks.

 

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Aktiia raises CHF 6 million to enter the market

 

Based on 15 years of research, Aktiia developed a cuffless blood pressure monitoring device using standard optical sensors. The device will soon hit the market, thanks to the CHF 6 million investment from international and Swiss investors.

 

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Venture Kick awards CHF 300’000 to Genknowme and Planted Foods

 

Despite the coronavirus crisis, Venture Kick will continue to support and finance Swiss startups as planned and invest CHF5 million this year. The two newest additions to the portfolio are Genknowme, a Lausanne based startup enabling epigenetic testing and Planted Foods offering plant-based "meat". Both have received CHF 150,000.

 

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Startups continue to thrive despite the crisis

 

The advent of the coronavirus has brought about several changes in the economy. For startups such as Airconsole, Farmy, Five up and Derma2Go, these changes are reflected in the rising sales figures and growing customer base. 

 

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A Global 72h Online Hackathon to fight COVID-19

 

HackZurich, Europe’s largest hackathon, mobilizes its ecosystem of several thousand developers, engineers and data scientists to develop open-source prototypes to address the current COVID-19 challenges. Physicians, health experts, startups and creative individuals will join the Online Hackathon.

 

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SET100 Awards – a showcase of Swiss energy startups

 

The 4th edition of the Startup Energy Transition (SET) Award has announced the Top 100 innovative startups across all sectors of the clean energy field. Eleven Swiss startups made it in the ranks. 

 

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Kanton Zürich schnürt Corona-Hilfspaket

 

Der Zürcher Regierungsrat hat heute Massnahmen zur Unterstützung der Wirtschaft bekannt gegeben. Im Mittelpunkt stehen KMU, Selbständige und Kulturschaffende. Unter anderem wird es eine Kreditausfallgarantie von 425 Millionen Franken für Geschäftsbanken geben, damit diese KMU mit Darlehen beistehen.

 

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Orell Füssli acquires a stake in Procivis

 

Swiss security technology specialist Orell Füssli has acquired a stake in e-government solution provider Procivis. Within the framework of a strategic partnership, the two companies will jointly promote the development of trustworthy technologies in the fields of e-government and electronic identities.

 

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Swiss Fintech Award Winner: F10

 

The «Fintech Influencer of the Year» category was created for individuals or organisations who have positively shaped or influenced the Swiss fintech scene. This year F10 FinTech Incubator & Accelerator has been awarded the prize.

 

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