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5/17/2021

Biopole unveils new fund for start-ups

The Biopôle life sciences campus in Lausanne announces the launch of a new fund dedicated to supporting the next generation of impact-driven life sciences entrepreneurs.

5/17/2021

UNIL joins FIT – An active collaboration to support entrepreneurship

In the continuity of the collaboration between PACTT UNIL-CHUV and FIT as well as the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation HUB 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.

5/16/2021

"No drama", the new promotional clip of Switzerland Tourism

Roger Federer, the new ambassador of Swiss Tourism (ST), and legendary Oscar-winning actor Robert De Niro are the stars of the latest music video of the tourism organization. In this short film, De Niro declines the tennis player's proposal to play a role in a film about Switzerland.

5/14/2021

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.

5/13/2021

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.

5/12/2021

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.

5/11/2021

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.

5/10/2021

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

5/9/2021

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.