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What insiders think of the Swiss startup ecosystem

 

What are the weaknesses and strengths of Switzerland as a startup hub? What are the risks for the Swiss research system? And are there success recipes for start-ups? Find out what one of the most successful entrepreneurs, a top official and two prominent supporters think. Our start-up press review.

 

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Investor Summit Liechtenstein mit Top-Startups

 

Wo Ideen auf Kapital treffen: Der Investor Summit Liechtenstein vernetzt innovative Start-ups und KMU mit Investoren und Entscheidungsträgern. Die achte Austragung findet am 31. Oktober in Schaan statt.

 

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Finalists nominated for the «EY Entrepreneur of the year» award

 

Flyability, Interprefy and Predictive Layer are the finalists in the Emerging Entrepreneurs Category of the award. With beqom and Go Concept two more young companies are nominated in the trade/services category.

 

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Solothurner Designerin lanciert neue Schweizer Textilmarke

 

 

Feel a fil heisst der Brand von Selina Peyer. Er steht für hochwertige Strickwaren. In diesen Tagen kommt die erste Kollektion in die Läden.

 

 

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Apple selects Swiss games for new subscription service

 

At the Apple keynote yesterday, the launch of Apple Arcade was announced. The game subscription service will be available on the App Store on Thursday, September 19 with iOS 13. Three Swiss game studios are part of Apple Arcade.

 

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Sensars and ETH Zurich announce successful test of bionic prosthesis

 

Two volunteers are the first above-knee amputees in the world to feel their prosthetic foot and knee in real time. Their bionic prosthesis, which was developed by an international team of researchers, features sensors that connect to residual nerves in the thigh. The resulting neurofeedback greatly reduces physical and mental strain for users of the...

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Fair Voyage launches platform to compare, customise and book sustainable trips

 

Fair Voyage, a Zürich-based start-up, is launching its booking platform. It allows travellers to compare, customise and book verified sustainable multi-day trips directly online. All local partners are third-party verified sustainable tour companies, who work consistent with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

 

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MSCI acquires Carbon Delta

 

Founded in 2015, Carbon Delta is a global leader for climate change scenario analysis. MSCI Barra (Suisse) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Zurich-based environmental fintech and data analytics firm. MSCI is a leading provider of critical decision support tools and services for the global investment community, including indexes and...

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Start of clinical trials for LimmaTech’s Shigella vaccine

 

LimmaTech Biologics announced the start of a Phase I/II clinical trial in Kenya of a 4-valent candidate vaccine to help prevent diarrheal disease caused by the Shigella bacteria in children and infants in low and middle-income regions. This study is conducted in collaboration with GSK and the Wellcome Trust. 

 

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Haelixa Extends Seed Financing Round

 

Haelixa closed a financing round with its existing shareholder Zürcher Kantonalbank (ZKB) and investiere as new investor. The capital will be used to expand the company’s sales, marketing and development.

 

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