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Global accolades for Swiss innovations

 

Winning international awards gives startups a confirmation that their innovation is outstanding on a global scale. Recently, five Swiss startups have received awards and honors from different competitions held across the world.  

 

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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...

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PXL Vision secures CHF 4.6 Million seed round

 

ETH spin-off PXL Vision has developed an AI-based software platform to deliver secure, automated identity verification. The company has now received CHF 4.6 million in a seed financing round to expand its technology and grow internationally. SIX Fintech Ventures led the round. 

 

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Eleven Swiss start-ups on the virtual BIO Digital stage

 

Even in the absence of physical presence, trade fairs are taking place in new formats. One of such events is the International Convention BIO, which turned into Bio Digital. At the upcoming online event from 8 -12 June 2020, more than 2300 companies from all over the world and start-ups will attend to learn and forge partnerships. Innosuisse is supporting...

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Cleantech startups run the W. A. de Vigier Top 10 award

 

The top 10 startups of the W. A. de Vigier Award, selected from 192 submitted projects have been revealed; six of them are offering cleantech solutions and the rest stem from the medtech and robitics fields. On June 10, five young leaders will receive the W. A. de Vigier Award, each endowed with CHF 100,000.00.

 

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Startup Pitch: Helio - the Airbnb of the cloud

 

By creating a global spot market for compute, Helio enables its customers to execute large scale workloads at significantly lower prices and much faster. The company with an experienced team has attracted first customers and is now looking for investors for its CHF2 million seed round.

 

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Lufthansa aims to fly with sunlight thanks to Swiss start-ups

 

Lufthansa Group, ETH Zurich and its spin-offs Climeworks and Synhelion plan to cooperate in the field of Sustainable Aviation Fuels. It is the common goal of the partners to prepare technologies developed by the university and the start-ups for later production on an industrial scale. 

 

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Clickahoy launches the Internet of Boats

 

The Zurich-based startup clickahoy has successfully launched its platform for boats. The solution includes a seaborne-computer, an app and an ecosystem of partners providing security, control and comfort to boat owners. First smart boats are already crossing the water.

 

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Piomic’s device for wound healing achieves strong clinical results

 

COMS One, Piomic’s portable advanced wound care device, received CE certification after strong results from its first in human clinical trial. The device initiated a significant improvement in wound healing. The start-up will now introduce its product to their network of key opinion leaders in Europe.

 

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A new program with top-class partners funding groundbreaking innovations

 

“Switzerland Innovation” Foundation is launching its first major call for proposals together with renowned partners from the Swiss economy ranging from ABB to Zurich Insurance. Grants of up to CHF100’000 will be provided for innovation projects that address the most pressing problems of our time.

 

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