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1/15/2019

Switzerland ranks 2nd on CTA's International Innovation list

At CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association announced the results of its new 2019 International Innovation Scorecard. Switzerland ranks second behind Estonia and ahead of Finland, the United States and Singapore.

1/8/2019

Open call for projects with the UNIL HEC Accelerator

You are a student or post-doc within the University of Lausanne or a member of its alumn network ? If you want to launch a new product or service on the market, then follow AgroSustain, Buildigo or Greenastic and join the upcoming edition of the UNIL HEC Accelerator program in February.

1/8/2019

AgroSustain raises CHF 1.1 million

National and international private investors, as well as family offices, have invested CHF 1.1 million in AgroSustain’s seed financing round. The Spinoff of the University of Lausanne is now set for the next step towards certification and product development of its first product, AgroShelf+, for crop protection.

1/8/2019

Sophia Genetics raises $ 77 millions

One of the leading health tech companies announced today the closing of a $77 million investment round to accelerate further growth. The round was led by Generation Investment Management, a pioneer of sustainable investing, with offices in London and San Francisco.

1/8/2019

EPFL startups raise a total of 217 million in 2018

2018 was a prosperous year for EPFL startups, which raised a total of CHF 217 million in fresh capital. Nexthink alone announced a successful CHF 85 million fundraising round last week, while nine other startups each brought in over CHF 8 million during the year. This remarkable showing reflects EPFL’s vibrant entrepreneurial culture as well as the many different forms of assistance that the school has introduced over the years.

1/8/2019

Nexthink raises $ 85 million

The leader in digital employee experience management-software for enterprises, has secured $85 million in a new funding round. Led by Index Ventures, the investment will support the company’s rapid growth and fuel global expansion.

1/8/2019

CHF 150 million for swiss fast-growing startups

Launched by Swisscanto and worth CHF 150 millions, the growth fund will close its first subscription period in March 2019 before attributing CHF 20-25 millions to 5-6 swiss companies.

12/21/2018

SWISS Pavilion: 13 Vaud startups to showcase their novel technologies at CES 2019

From January 6-12, 2019, 30 Swiss startups, among which 13 are from Vaud, will showcase their innovative products at the SWISS Pavilion co-organized by Presence Suisse and Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), as part of CES Las Vegas. For many of the participating young tech companies, CES is a unique opportunity to pitch and promote their product to the US market and beyond.

12/19/2018

SWISS Pavilion, CES 2019: interview with FOLDAWAY Haptics

What are Swiss startups' expectations before pitching at one of the world's biggest consumer electronics fair? From January 6-12, 13 Vaud startups will join CES 2019 SWISS Pavillon among 30 other Swiss tech companies. We met Stefano Mintchev of FOLDAWAY Haptics before the big CES show.