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ESA announces successful Astrocast CubeSat test

 

Astrocast’s CubeSat was able to navigate in space using Galileo satellites and a low-cost, low-power European satnav receiver for positioning.

 

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Apiax mingles with London fintech startups

 

Apiax is one of the 20 fintech startups selected to join the eighth cohort of the Accenture Finetch Innovation Lab in London. In addition to joining the leading fintech hub, the regtech startup will leverage Accenture's broad network to enhance its solution.

 

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Sonect versorgt Migros Bank Kunden mit Bargeld

 

Gestartet ist Sonect mit einer App, die den Geldbezug per Kreditkarte erlaubt. Nun können die 800'000 Kunden der Migros-Bank an Kiosken und bei anderen Sonect Partnern auch direkt von ihrem Bankkonto Bargeld beziehen.

 

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Scandinavia's largest airline leverages Scandit's scanning technology

 

A new mobile App offered by the Scandinavian Airlines System, the region's leading airline carrying more than 30 passengers annually, will enable scanning boarding passes, passports, meal vouchers and baggage tags. The app is powered by Scandit's technology.

 

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The Top 10 Startups Swiss FinTech Awards 2020 are…

 

Ten startups are competing for the top prize of the Swiss Fintech Awards in two categories: Early-stage and Growth stage. The winners will be announced at the Grand finale on 12. March 2020.

 

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Proteomedix appoints new CEO to launch their diagnostic test

 

Proteomedix’ first product, a blood based prostate cancer test panel and risk score, will be introduced to the market early 2020. Before the lauch Helge Lubenow has been appointed as as Chief Executive Officer succeeding co-founder Ralph Schiess.

 

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Schweizer Musik-Startup überzeugt Rap-Star und Investor

 

Die Schweizer Musikdienstleistungsfirma iGroove expandiert: nach dem ersten Expansionsschritt nach Deutschland wird der Rap-Star Kool Savas A&R Director (Artist&Repertoire) bei iGroove. Mit der Unterstützung von Investoren wird ausserdem der Sprung nach Übersee gewagt.

 

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Swedish tech company acquires Geopraevent

 

Geopraevent, a Zurich based provider of monitoring and alarm systems for natural disasters has been acquired by Hexagon, a global technology company specialising in sensor, software and autonomous solutions with €3.5 billion in sales. The startup will be fully consolidated into Hexagon's Geosystems division.

 

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Zurich Instruments joins IBM’s quantum computing network

 

At CES, IBM announced the expansion of the IBM Q Network, a community of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, startups and national research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing. Among the new member is a tech company from Zurich.

 

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AlgoTrader completes Series A round

 

The Zurich based fintech startup AlgoTrader, offering a digital asset quantitative trading platform has raised CHF 3.7 million in a Series A round to fund its growth and expansion. An undisclosed global Tier 1 bank led the round with contribution from Investiere, BlockChain Valley Ventures and NeueCapital.

 

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