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Meet FIT startups: Sustainable future

Discover the video portraits of CleanGreens and Agrosustain, produced by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).


A wireless remote control to solve erectile dysfunction

Comphya designed the first implantable neurostimulator that allows patients with erectile dysfunction to activate the nerve responsible for penile erections using a wireless remote control.


Technis’ technology helps retailers during the pandemic

Technis, founded as an EPFL spin-off in 2015, has developed an innovative foot-traffic counting system that lets retailers keep track of how many people are in their store. This comes as a big help at a time of social distancing, although the firm’s technological applications extend much further.


Insolight, Romande Energie and Agroscope launch a pilot agrivoltaic installation

Insolight and its partners Romande Energie and Agroscope will be building a highly innovative solar installation on Agroscope’s Conthey site in the canton of Valais with the aim of testing a new agrivoltaic solution (insolagrin). This pilot project was supported by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (OFEN).


Cantonal call for projects in the field of video games

For the third consecutive year, the Service des affaires culturelles (SERAC) is launching a call for proposals in the field of video games. With an amount of 50'000 francs, the support is dedicated to both the creation and the production of games. The submission of applications will be open from July 1 to August 29, 2021.


CHF 4.8 Million to fuel AgroSustain European Launch

AgroSustain, a Swiss AgTech startup, leader in the development of sustainable crop protection solutions, just announced the successful closing of its Series A financing round, raising CHF 4.8 million and getting one step closer to its European launch planned in the 1st quarter of 2022.


The Swiss drone industry ranks globally number one in market size per capita

The Swiss drone industry is expected to grow from CHF 521 million in 2021 to CHF 879 million in the next five years. Major growth drivers are exports of hardware and software products to the European and US markets.


GE Healthcare and SOPHiA GENETICS to collaborate

GE Healthcare and SOPHiA GENETICS today announced that they have signed a letter of intent to collaborate on advancing cancer care, with the goal of better targeting and matching treatments to each patient’s genomic profile and cancer type.


CHF 4 million for ClearSpace’s robot cleaner

ClearSpace has closed its first financing round, raising CHF 4 million. The new capital adds up to the 86 million euros invested by the European Space Agency into the ClearSpace-1 mission due to take place in 2025.