TOP 100 - The Best Swiss Startups 2015

Rank Startup Description
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L.E.S.S. SA
Ecublens, 2012
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L.E.S.S. SA (“Light Efficient SystemS”) has proven itself as a serious alternative to today’s LEDs by delivering ultra-thin, -bright and -uniform lighting systems to their customers. These key assets,...
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Abionic SA
Lausanne, 2010
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Abionic SA is ideally positioned at the boundaries of medical technology, biotechnology and nanotechnology. As a spin-off from EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne, Switzerland), Abionic...
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Flyability SA
Lausanne, 2014
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Flyability is developing Gimball, a game-changing flying robot which can be flown indoors and in complex environments: It can stay stable after collisions with obstacles and can thus be used where no...
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Bcomp AG
Fribourg, 2011
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Bcomp develops and sells high-performance semi-finished products made from natural fibre composites. We replace aluminium, carbon- or glass fibre composites and make structures more efficient in terms...
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Sophia Genetics SA
Saint Sulpice, 2011
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Sophia Genetics SA is expert in medical bioinformatics. It offers health professionals who perform patient clinical genetic diagnostics, an integrated application for the analysis and banking of patient...
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Knip AG
Zurich, Switzerland, 2013
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Knip is a digital insurance navigator that simplifies its users’ life. They can see all their insurance policies at a glance. The application eliminates the insurance hassle for individuals, i.e. by handling...
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TrekkSoft AG
Matten bei Interlaken, 2010
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TrekkSoft Ltd. was founded 2010 with the goal to operate a multi-client Booking engine for tour operators and activity providers. Today TrekkSoft provides online booking and reservation solutions for...
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QualySense AG
Glattbrugg, 2010
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QualySense develops high-end sorting solutions for grains, seeds and beans sorting.The unique and proprietary devices enable high-speed analysis and sorting of grains, seeds and beans reliably according...
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Glycemicon AG
Brugg, 2013
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Development of natural medical foods and pharmaceutical compounds for the prevention, management and treatment of type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Glycemicon`s first product modifies fat tissue to be...
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Lunaphore Technologies SA
Lausanne, 2014
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Lunaphore has developed an innovative tumor analysis and classification platform with the potential to be a disruptive alternative to classical immunohistochemistry.
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PIQUR Therapeutics AG
Basel, 2011
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PIQUR is a Swiss biopharmaceutical company focusing on the discovery and development of innovative small molecule therapeutics based on lipid kinase (PI3K) and mTOR inhibition for the treatment of cancer...
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ProteoMediX AG
Schlieren, 2010
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ProteoMediX AG is a privately held diagnostic company that was founded in March 2010 as a spin-off company from ETH Zurich. ProteoMediX enables personalized medicine by developing non-invasive diagnostic...
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faceshift AG
Zürich, 2012
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faceshift allows users to drive virtual characters with their own facial expressions.
The technology is used for rapid content production in the animation industry and as a novel communication metaphor...
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Teralytics AG
Zürich, 2012
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Teralytics intends to offer customers “Big Data Apps” for cost-efficient and scalable analysis of large amounts of data. The Big Data Appstore contains prebuilt modules designed for common use-cases that...
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Codecheck AG (codecheck.info)
Zürich, 2014
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Webplatform for consumer information.
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ScanTrust SA
Lausanne, 2014
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ScanTrust proposes a Web platform and a unique authentication technology which enables any party to secure its documents and products against counterfeiting, using standard printing equipment and mobile...
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ActLight SA
Lausanne, 2011
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Conventional solar-cells, still to this day remain very bulky and perform poorly when used for small electronics solutions is deployed in suboptimal lighting conditions. The startup of co-founders Serguei...
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Leman Micro Devices SA
Lausanne, 2013
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Leman Micro Devices is a stealth-mode start-up based in the Lac Leman area of Switzerland, focused on creating exciting new technology for future Smartphones.
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RealLook AG (Selfnation)
Zürich, 2013
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Selfnation offers mass customized, perfectly fitting jeans with online 3D visualization technologies and highly automated production processes.
On average, women try 20 jeans on until they finally...
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Gamaya SA
Lausanne, 2015
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In the next 50 years, agriculture will have to produce the same amount of food than in the last 10'000 years. In order to better prepare for this challenge in a sustainable way, new technologies are needed,...
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bexio AG
Rapperswil, 2013
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bexio develops and sells an accounting software for small and medium companies. In June 2014, the Rapperswil based startup seduced UBS as a strategic partner. For the clients of bexio this means that...
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DistalMotion SA
Lausanne, 2012
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Development and commercialization of a new surgical device that will enable a new generation of minimally invasive surgery in the abdominal cavity. This is achieved by the use of a new mechanical transmission,...
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On AG
Zollikon, 2010
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From a revolutionary idea a Swiss running shoe has evolved that is still amazing the sporting scene. The On provides a new running sensation, and one that puts fun firmly centre-stage.
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MindMaze SA
Ecublens, 2012
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MindMaze combines immersive virtual reality, brain imaging and 3D technology in real time to build novel platforms for Neurorehabilitation, Game Training and 3D Imaging. Our neurotechnology products enable...
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Fastree 3D SA
Ecublens, 2013
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Fastree3D sensors enables a “virtual safety belt” around driver assisted cars and autonomous robots by offering 3D imaging technology complementing other sensors such as 2D cameras, radar, ultrasound...
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Uepaa AG
Zürich, 2012
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Uepaa’s aim is to turn a smartphone into a life saving device. The core technology will turn the phone in an alpine tracking, alert and rescue device, which connects to other phones directly using a...
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Farmy AG (farmy.ch)
Zürich, 2014
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Tobias Schubert and Roman Hartmann like healthy and sustainable products. They just don't have the time to go to a farm's shop to buy foods. They then founded Farmy, the online shop for regional products,...
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Anokion SA
Ecublens , 2010
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Many therapeutic protein drugs are perceived by the body as ‘foreign’ entities and are hence targeted for attack and clearance by the immune system, thus rendering treatment ineffective and potentially...
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BestMile
Lausanne, 2014
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BestMile is an innovative Swiss start-up developing technology for urban mobility. Spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), BestMile provides a fleet management platform...
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Mila AG
Zurich, 2013
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Mila is the local market place for searching and finding services from tested providers.
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MOVU
Zürich, 2014
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Movu is a platform for moving and cleaning services. Based on a questionary and an inventory list, customers are getting 5 offers from their local companies. The whole process is supported by their personal...
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CombaGroup SA
Molondin, 2013
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CombaGroup implements a new way of growing lettuce in getting rid of the main traditional obstacles: weather variations, pests and disease, cost of manpower, large growing surfaces, delocalisation and...
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Agilentia AG (Sherpany)
Zürich, 2011
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Sherpany allows companies to efficiently reach their whole shareholder base far beyond the scope of classical investor relations. Shareholders profit from equal opportunities to inform and contribute...
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Amal Therapeutics SA
Genève, 2012
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Amal TheraPeutics SA is a privately-held swiss start-up company, spin-off of the University of Geneva incorporated the 3th of September 2012. Its mission is to develop and progress novel therapeutic cancer...
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3BaysOver
Lausanne, 2014
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3BaysOver is where the travel industry connects and does better business. While much of the transactional side of the industry has been brought online, most of the relationship side remains offline, making...
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HYT SA
Neuchâtel, 2010
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Can you imagine tracing time's inexorable progress with liquid? Could you picture liquid under the dial of a watch? What seemed totally unthinkable, has new become reality. With hydromechanics, the hydromechanical...
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Crispr Therapeutics AG
Basel, 2013
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Even if the Basel based Crispr Therapeutics is not yet two years old, it already managed two financing rounds worth 89 Million dollars in this short laps of time. Investors are sure that the genomic treatment...
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VIU VENTURES AG
Zurich, 2013
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Design and hand made glasses sold directly: With this concept, Peter Kaeser, Fabrice Aeberhard and CEO Kilian Wagner from Zurich could make they way on the Swiss optics market. Flagshipstores VIU exist...
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Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals AG
Basel, 2014
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Polyneuron Pharmaceuticals develops a new drug class for the treatment of autoimmune diseases of the nervous system. There is an urgent medical need for effective and safe therapies in this area. Their...
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Bluetector AG
Root, 2012
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Bluetector AG is a cleantech company that offers wastewater and sludge-to-energy products and services. Bluetector enables waste collection companies and remote labor camps to easily clean their liquid...
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CALCISCON AG
Bern, 2013
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CALCISCO develops and commercializes the very first and only diagnostic blood test available for the determination of calcification risk/propensity in serum (Pasch et al., JASN, 2012; “T50 test”). The...
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Newscron SA
Lugano, 2012
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Newscron aims to be the leading European news aggregator. Providing news aggregated from the top european journals. Among the many featured Newscron has a unique semantic text analysis engine allowing...
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Nezasa AG
Zürich, 2012
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Nezasa combines the service level of a travel agency with the availability and price structure of an online portal.

We provide a one-stop shop to fully customize itineraries and book everything...
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SwissLitho AG
Zürich, 2012
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SwissLitho markets a unique nano-manufacturing tool: The NanoFrazor. Researchers and nanotechnology manufacturers can apply this affordabel and easy-to-use machine to create nano-structures quickly and...
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Proton Technologies AG (ProtonMail)
Geneve, 2014
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Proton Technologies develops ProtonMail, an easy to use email service with built-in end-to-end encryption and state of the art security features. Their goal is to build an Internet that is secure and...
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Kandou Bus SA
Lausanne, 2011
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Kandou Bus SA is a startup located at the Innovation Square of EPFL. The company was founded in January 2011. Kandou designs high speed, energy and pin efficient serial links connecting Integrated Circuit...
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Malcisbo AG
Zürich, 2010
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Malcisbo develops novel carbohydrate-based vaccines for human and animal health. The focus is on parasitic diseases, on human food safety and on zoonotic diseases.

The company has developed its...
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1Drop Diagnostics
Neuchâtel, 2012
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1Drop Diagnostics is a cutting edge medical diagnostics and life science company. They combine the best techniques from microfluidics, biochemistry, photonics and information technology to build high...
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Starmind International AG
Küsnacht, 2010
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Starmind, founded in 2010 in Switzerland, Zurich, has its roots in robotics and artificial intelligence. Self-learning network algorithms allow employees to access internal company know-how in real-time....
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OrbiWise SA
Plan-Les-Ouates, 2014
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A low-power network (LPN) consumes little electricity or battery power. The reason: small data packets are transmitted only sporadically. It is therefore ideally suited to Internet-of- Things (IoT) projects....
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Nanolive SA
Lausanne, 2013
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Nanolive is a worldwide and unique technology able to “see” the activity inside of a living cell in 3D. Using only harmless light, our products are capable of monitoring the physiological reaction to...
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MiniNaviDent AG
Basel, 2013
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The School of Life Sciences FHNW and the University of Basel have developed a 3D navigation system for dental implantology. It is being commercialized by Mininavident, a company founded in 2012. In March,...
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CashSentinel SA
Yverdon-les-Bains, 2012
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CashSentinel addresses an unmet niche in the online payment services landscape. It provides a secured way to make on-the-go payments between private individuals as well as with selected professionals.
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Typesafe Switzerland Sàrl
Lausanne, 2010
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Companies as diverse as Twitter, Siemens and UBS use Scala. This programming language is custom-designed for the development of programs that run simultaneously on different processor cores or servers,...
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Advanced Osteotomy Tools - AOT AG
Basel, 2010
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AOT AG intends to innovate bone surgery in terms of speed, safety, precision and functional cuts using pre-operative and navigation software, advanced robot and opto-mechanical technologies combined into...
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Scrona AG
Zürich, 2014
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Scrona reinvents ink-jet printing: Its nano-resolution NanoDrip printing system will enable complex products, such as flat panel displays, to be simply printed.
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Diviac AG
Zurich, 2013
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Diviac is a compound of the words “dive” and “maniac”. And indeed, everything on diviac.com is maniacally devoted to diving. The cloudbased platform offers users a personalized and shareable dive log...
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Koring GmbH
Basel, 2012
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The present invention provides a novel implantable ring device for prevention of a parastomal hernia in patients who recieve a permanent stoma. The invention consists of a non absorbable, flexible ring...
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Aeon Scientific AG
Schlieren - Zurich, 2010
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Aeon Scientific is a medical device company founded in 2010 as a spin-off from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich. In collaboration with physicians the company develops next generation...
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BIOWATCH SA
Martigny, 2015
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BIOWATCH is in the business of wearable biometrics. Its mission is to provide an alternative solution to current authentication methods such as PINs, passwords, cards and keys. BIOWATCH's technology integrates...
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noonee AG
Zurich, 2014
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noonee® brings the Chairolution®. Using a low-cost approach, noonee® offers a lightweight and energy efficient technology that can be worn around the legs, providing the convenience to sit when wanted...
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AKSELOS S.A.
Lausanne, 2012
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The logic on which most simulation technologies are based is from the 1970s. Newly developed algorithms increase the precision and speed of simulations many times over. Akselos, a spin-off of EPFL in...
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Pix4D SA
Lausanne, 2011
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With over ten years of leading scientific research and founded in 2011, Pix4D has become the main provider for professional unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) processing software. Started as a spin-off of...
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Geosatis SA
Le Noirmont, 2011
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FEMTOprint SA
Muzzano, 2013
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The disruptive FEMTOPRINT® technology is a innovative manufacturing process able to produce 3D micro devices integrating optical, fluidic, mechanical features down to the nano-scale in a single substrate....
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Recommerce AG (verkaufen.ch)
Rotkreuz, 2012
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verkaufen.ch buys mobile phones, tablets and iPods. On the platform, the seller can determine the value of their device and send it free of charge.
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UrbanFarmers AG
Zürich, 2011
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UrbanFarmers AG is a system developer for rooftop farming. The company develops cost-efficient, sustainable and reliable systems that allow growing food in the city at large scale.
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flatev ag
Zürich, 2012
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FLATEV GmbH is a start-up based in Switzerland which develops flatbread machines and their corresponding dough capsules. Their innovative preparation method and food technology revolutionize the flatbread...
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Ampard AG
Zürich, 2011
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Ready for the energy transformation: Ampard develops and markets an energy management system with a solar electricity storage system for private and commercial use. The Ampard system makes local consumption...
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TestingTime AG
Zürich, 2015
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Testingtime offers an automated test user recruiting service for the UX and market research industry. Ordering takes less than 5 minutes and test users are automatically recruited and delivered within...
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Versantis AG
Zurich, 2015
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Versantis is a spin-off from ETH Zurich, Switzerland, developing versatile antidotes, capable of removing diverse toxic agents from the organism and save patients from metabolic, medicine, and drug ov...
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Equippo AG
Zug, 2014
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Contovista AG
Schlieren, 2013
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Powerful search and automatic categorization. The timeline helps you crunch the numbers fast. Comment and tag transactions. Add documents and pictures to your transactions. See future expenses and incomes...
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rqmicro AG
Zürich, 2013
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rqmicro provides solutions for accurate quantification of infectious organisms in water and food employing cutting-edge technology.
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I believe in you AG
bern , 2012
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ParkU AG
Zürich, 2012
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With our App and on our website, you will find all available parking spaces. Just enter your city in the search bar and click the "Search" button. The App for iPhone and Samsung smartphones, that you...
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NEEO AG
Solothurn, 2014
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InvestGlass SA
Plan les Ouates, 2014
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InvestGlass began with a simple idea: every investor should receive an individualised information at the right time and format. Each investor is unique. Regulation is complex and ever changing. Investors’...
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Archilogic AG
Zürich, 2014
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A technology platform to produce and showcase beautiful, interactive 3D models of building interiors at a highly attractive price-point.
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DEPsys Sàrl
Yverdon-les-Bains, 2012
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DEPsys offers a "real time" management tool for the electricity Distribution System Operators (DSOs), this tool is called GridEye.
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DAHU Sports Company Ltd.
Fribourg, 2011
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DAHU fulfills an elementary need: having to bring along just one pair of boots which are convenient and comfortable for all activities on a winter sport day like walking, hiking, driving but also for...
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SWISSto12 SA
Lausanne, 2011
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SWISSto12 aims at becoming a leading global supplier of components and systems for terahertz (THz) signal transmission. The company name illustrates both its Swiss production technologies and the Tera...
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recapp IT AG
Martigny, 2014
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recapp - the app to recap - allows to easily recap in-person conversations through a cloud-based service that leverages speech and language technologies. The startup transforms multilingual and dialect...
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Xsensio Sàrl
Lausanne, 2014
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Xsensio develops next-generation Lab-on-Skin wearable devices that uniquely exploit biochemical information at the surface of our skin, providing unprecedented real-time information about our health and...
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everyglobe AG
Zürich, 2013
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everyglobe is a contemporary online travel company. We are the individual, flexible and transparent alternative to traditional online travel agencies. With us you can plan your travels to anywhere in...
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SamanTree Medical SA
Lausanne, 2014
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SamanTree Technologies AG is a digital microscopy company (EPFL spin-off), with the mission to enable digital in-vivo histology for complete, surgical tumor removal.
Early-stage cancer diagnosis...
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Memo Therapeutics AG
Basel, 2012
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The technological core of Memo Therapeutics is MemoMAB – a technology enabling cost and time-effective molecular cloning and expression of the complete antibody repertoire of one or several human subj...
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AgriCircle AG
Rapperswil, 2012
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AgriCircle is an online cloud system. The system connects farmers and their farm data with their professional network. It enables field specific advice, collaboration through an online farm management...
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Designergy SA
Lugano, 2011
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Designergy’s project goal is to develop an innovative building construction material that implements both solar energy exploitation and energy saving functions in a single element. This will allow the...
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DealMarket AG
Zürich, 2011
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DealMarket is a global online platform for fundraising and deal flow management – a one-stop-shop for Private Equity & Corporate Finance professionals.
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Winterthur Instruments AG
Winterthur, 2011
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Winterthur Instruments GmbH develops measurement systems for fast non-contact and non-destructive testing of industrial coatings. This measurement systems can be used to determine coating thicknesses,...
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THELKIN AG
Winterthur, 2010
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THELKIN provides advanced systems and services for the mechanical characterization of orthopedic implants and other medical products. This offering helps medical device companies to meet their demanding...
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G-Therapeutics SA
Lausanne, 2014
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G-Therapeutics develops an implantable spinal stimulation system and robot-assisted training to rehabilitate spinal-cord-injured individuals.
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Ava AG
Zürich, 2014
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Ava crafts a natural and reliable technology that helps couples have a child. An elegant bracelet worn at night is connected via Bluetooth to a smartphone app. Various parameters are measured in order...
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imperix SA
Sion, 2013
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Imperix SA is a Swiss company established in Sion, Switzerland. Its name is derived form the Latin verb imperare, which stands for controlling – or ruling – and refers to the company’s core business:...
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Frontify AG
St. Gallen, 2013
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Frontify AG is a Swiss based software company that runs a SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) platform for brand & design management. The cloud or self-hosted service allows companies to create, maintain and...
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KB Medical SA
Lausanne, 2012
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KB Medical offers a complete robotic assistance system, providing innovative and highly precise surgical solutions for spinal fusion surgeries. Its seamless integration into existing operating rooms is...
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Rockethealth powered by helmedica AG
Winterthur, 2012
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rockethealth is the first mobile electronic medical records for documentation and management of patient information and practical medical activities.
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Meteomatics GmbH
St. Gallen, 2012
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Meteomatics focuses on all aspects around weather and IT services. This includes especially the provision of any weather data and any consulting services around weather models and technologies. But this...
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PharmAlp SA
Conthey, 2012
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Pharmalp is a Swiss company that was set up in 2011 to serve healthcare professionals and patients

Pharmalp has received support from the canton of Valais, via the Funds for Innovation from The...

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