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UNIL joins FIT to support entrepreneurship

Following the launch of the HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2019, UNIL joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) in early 2021 with a view of strengthening its support to entrepreneurship and consequently providing innovative solutions to the challenges affecting our society. UNIL becomes a member of the FIT Foundation Board and of the FIT Digital Selection Committee. Similarly, FIT joins the jury of the HUB’s UCreate programmes.


A new innovation platform is born in Lausanne

La mobilière is setting up a new innovation platform dedicated to SMEs and NGOs. The Mobilière Forum Lausanne offers workshops to start projects related to a business, product or service concept in the space of two and a half days.


Oculis Announces an Oversubscribed US$57 million Series C Financing

Oculis S.A., (Oculis) a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative ophthalmic treatments to improve the sight and lives of patients, today announced that it has closed an oversubscribed US$57 million Series C financing. This excellent syndication further broadens Oculis’ strong shareholder base of leading life sciences investors from the US, China and Europe.


BNovate expands commercial activities internationnally

The industrial microbiology company, aiming to increase the safety of drinking water, closed its latest financing round of 5 million Swiss francs to grow its activities further. bNovate aims to increase the safety of drinking water. Thanks to the new funds, the company will be able to fulfill its potential to expand to North America, Asia and the Pacific.


Flowbone wins big at the PERL 2021 Awards

The 19th PERL ceremony, broadcast live, crowned flowbone which won the 2021 Lausanne Region Trophy worth CHF 50,000 for its solution to prevent bone fractures. The other prizes, worth CHF 10,000 each, were awarded to companies whose projects were deemed particularly innovative


Droople Announces the Closing of Its CHF1.5M Seed Round Investment

Droople, a Swiss IoT-powered cleantech company offering digital water management solutions, announced that it raised seed round funding totaling CHF1.5 million from private investors.
The investment will support Droople’s continued market expansion on the three continents, aiming to cover EMEA, NA and APAC markets.


MassChallenge Switzerland Announce the Top 3 winners of the Sustainable Food Systems Challenge

The concept of the Sustainability Food Systems Challenge was founded with a singular purpose: to reduce emissions and feed the forecasted 10 billion population sustainably on the planet in 2050, by accelerating innovation in the food sector. The aim has been to foster startup/partner collaboration, so that startup’s game changing ideas can be scaled and make IMPACT now.


Two Vaud companies for the Covid certificate in Switzerland ?

By the summer, the Swiss government wants to develop a uniform, forgery-proof and internationally recognized Covid certificate. The solution could come from the collaboration between Elca and Sicpa. With their expertise, these two companies, whose technologies are already deployed to secure many aspects of citizens' daily lives, hope to allow citizens a safe return to normal life.


14 FIT alumni among the solutions awarded by the Solar Impulse Foundation

This month, the Solar Impulse Foundation announced that it had reached its objective of labelling 1000 innovative solutions to tackle climate change. Among these solutions are 14 start-ups from French-speaking Switzerland that the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) is proud to have supported.