An innovative solution for early colorectal cancer detection

After appointing a new CEO in May, the Vaud-based startup Novigenix is making process with its technology Colox, that will eventually allow to detect early stage colorectal cancer. Validation study is going forward.


A global Blockchain accelerator launches in Switzerland

"Blockchain propulsion" has launched a new global accelerator program financed by fees and equity stakes to support blockchain-based startups in raising funds, scaling and expanding globally. Selected projects will benefit from an end-to-end program and gain access to a global network. The accelerator has launched hubs in Switzerland, Brazil, China, UAE and India.


Towards high-precision automated weeding

Young company Ecorobotix, based in Yverdon-les-Bains, will commercialize in 2020 a robot which, based on algorithms, will drastically reduce the amount of pesticides needed for weeding. Ecorobotix raised 10,6 million francs in May 2019 and keeps developing. Here is an interview by Cleantech Alps.


FIT Digital by EHL : un programme commun d’aide aux start-ups du domaine « Food and Hospitality »

FIT Digital by EHL cible les start-ups actives dans les technologies digitales et leurs applications dans l’alimentation et le secteur de l’accueil au sens large. Une première start-up a été sélectionnée pour en bénéficier : OriginFood (article en français).


La silveréconomie: une opportunité pour le canton

Une étude, publiée par Statistique Vaud, explore l’ensemble des phénomènes économiques liés aux séniors. Il en ressort quatre enjeux principaux pour l’avenir du canton: la fourniture de biens et services répondant aux besoins des séniors, leur place dans le monde de la consommation, leur maintien sur le marché de l’emploi et la gouvernance d’une société vieillissante exposée au risque de conflit intergénérationnel.


The world of 3D cells is now open for EPFL students to explore

EPFL is Switzerland’s first university to acquire a Nanolive 3D Cell Explorer for educational purposes. This microscope, which was designed on the EPFL campus, provides high-resolution images of cellular organelles, allowing students to observe them in their natural environment and watch them develop in real time.


Innovation Program PostVenture19

The Swiss Post is looking for innovative business ideas in the following areas: urban logistics, digital building, smart assistance, automatic data processing, first and last mile mobility, trust services, internet of things, and data economy. The best business ideas will receive start-up financing of CHF 50,000 each.


Smith & Nephew acquires Vaud-based Atracsys

Smith & Nephew plc, a leading global medical technology business with a revenue of about $5 billion, has agreed to acquire Atracsys Sàrl, the Switzerland-based provider of optical tracking technology used in computer-assisted surgery.


Switzerland remains innovation leader in Europe

The annual European Innovation Scoreboard provides a comparative assessment of the research and innovation performance of EU Member States and selected third countries. Once again, Switzerland is at the very top of the list. The country’s overall performance relative to the EU has improved by 9.2% over the past 8 years.