New scale-up coaching offering

Innosuisse will launch this fall its new «Scale-up Coaching» program. With a voucher system, young companies will have the possibility to choose their coach themselves based on their specific needs. The voucher, worth CHF 75'000, will be valid for 2 years and will be available for companies with at least 5 full-time employees with science-based activities and a very strong potential for growth.


Fresenius Kabi inaugurates state-of-the-art R&D center in Eysins

Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim, a Fresenius Kabi company, opened a new research and development center for biosimilars in Eysins, Switzerland. The R&D center, in which the healthcare company has invested about €15 million, will strengthen Fresenius Kabi’s capability to enable access to modern biosimilar treatment options for patients worldwide.


HIPERION project awarded €10.6 million in EU funding

The European Union has awarded €10.6 million in funding to HIPERION. This grant will aid in establishing a pilot assembly line to bring breakthrough photovoltaic technology, designed by Swiss startup Insolight, closer to market. HIPERION was set up by a 16-member consortium of research organizations and leading industry partners and is being coordinated by CSEM. It will ultimately strengthen the competitiveness of the EU’s solar power industry in the high performance segment.


L’État de Vaud intensifie sa lutte contre les cyberrisques

Pour renforcer la résilience des entreprises face aux criminels du web, le Canton de Vaud publie une application web gratuite construite en collaboration avec la DGNSI, le SPEI, Innovaud, la Police cantonale vaudoise et le Bureau d’information et de communication. Cet outil d’information et de prévention propose en particulier un set de dix bonnes pratiques essentielles de sécurité.


Launch of the FIA Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest

Applications are now opened for the FIA Smart Cities Global Start-Up Contest, organised by the Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile and MassChallenge Switzerland. The aim is to select 18 promising mobility startups from Europe, Americas and Asia, and give them a platform to grow their network and visibility by connecting them to key mobility stakeholders in multinational corporates, government and public institutions. Interested startups can apply until November 30th


Distalmotion’s robot wows surgeons

Distalmotion has successfully completed a cadaver study involving Dexter, its surgical robot. The 40+ surgeons and nurses who participated in the study, and tested the robot for surgical procedures, validated Dexter core value proposition of removing complexity out of robotic surgery (article in English on


Pleins feux sur l'innovation vaudoise

Quelle est l’importance de l’innovation pour l’économie de la région lémanique et du canton? Comment se positionne la région dans la compétition globale? En résumé, quels sont les multiples visages de l’écosystème d’innovation lémanique? La BCV, la Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l’industrie (CVCI) et Innovaud publient l’étude «Vaud innove», qui sera dévoilée par chapitre sur un site internet dédié.


Digitalisation: call for projects provided with 10 millions

To remain one of the leading countries in the development and application of digital technologies, Innosuisse decided to launch another call for innovation projects in the field of digitalisation and 7 subfields: Cyber-physical systems, Internet of Things, Big Data” technology, 3D printing, Augmented and virtual reality, Digital Aviation, Machine Learning. Innosuisse is providing CHF 10 million for this call.


Launch of the Tech4Trust acceleration program

Tech4Trust, powered by EPFL Innovation Park, is a 4-month startup acceleration program for companies developing innovative solutions to improve trust in an era of disinformation, cyberthreats and global misuse of our private and personal data. Selected entrepreneurs will receive cash prizes, coaching by experts, visibility and networking opportunities.