Two Swiss universities among the global leaders in crypto education

Thursday, 12 September 2019

EPFL and ETH Zurich rank 5th and 8th respectively in the Coinbase 2019 Leaders in Crypto Education list. Digital currency exchange platform Coinbase has released the second edition of its Leaders in Crypto Education report, which includes a ranking of the 50 best universities in the world offering courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The […]

Start-up Insolight receives EUR 10.6 million from the European Commission

Wednesday, 11 September 2019

The European Commission has paid EUR 10.6 million to the Vaud-based start-up Insolight, which specializes in high-efficiency photovoltaics. Coordinated by the CSEM, the project aims to boost the solar industry in Europe. The European Union has just allocated EUR 10.6 million to the HIPERION project (Hybrid Photovoltaics for Efficiency Record using Integrated Optical technology). This […]

Microcity inaugurates a new site in Neuchâtel

Monday, 9 September 2019

Microcity has inaugurated the third site of its innovation hub, a new space for exchanges and creativity in the heart of the canton of Neuchâtel. With the opening of its third activity site, a modern collaborative space with a refined design, Microcity wants to bring together all the actors of innovation under one roof. “The […]

EPFL spin-off Astrocast raises CHF 9 million

EPFL spin-off Astrocast has announced a CHF 9 million fundraising effort to accelerate the launch of its commercial constellation. Switzerland’s leading satellite operator Astrocast announced that it had completed a CHF 9 million Series A fundraising campaign, bringing the total funds raised by the Vaud-based company since its inception to CHF 16.6 million. “With this […]

EPFL spin-off SWISSto12 raises CHF 18.1 million

Tuesday, 3 September 2019

The EPFL spin-off SWISSto12, which specializes in antennae for satellite communication, has raised CHF 18.1 million, enabling it to accelerate the commercialization of its 3D printed waveguides. The EPFL spin-off SWISSto12, a supplier of telecommunications components for the satellite and aerospace industries, announced the closing of a CHF 18.1 million round of financing. The company’s […]

World XR Forum: VR, AR and MR become reality in Crans-Montana

Thursday, 22 August 2019

XR professionals will meet in the idyllic Swiss Alpine town of Crans-Montana from 5 to 9 September 2019 to collectively shape the future of immersive realities. Virtual and augmented realities are poised to revolutionize the way we work, learn, consume and access content. Future-oriented and tech-savvy, Switzerland has a key role to play in this […]

The University of Bern receives prestigious grants for its research programs

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Underlining the unique quality of medical research at the University of Bern, two researchers receive a prestigious grant under two “Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs”, which primarily support research in the USA. The biomedical scientists Marianna Kruithof-de Julio and Robert Rieben were the only researchers in Switzerland to receive a grant from the American “Congressionally […]

Biopôle welcomes a new tech company

Monday, 5 August 2019

HeX Group, a leading company specializing in air monitoring and contamination control, has opened a subsidiary in Switzerland with the support of the GGBa. A Belgian-French SME with 30 employees, HeX innovates the notion of quality control in so-called sensitive environments, such as the pharmaceutical and hospital environment, through a unique global approach. The company […]

Lake Geneva region ranks 4th worldwide in innovation strength

The Lake Geneva region ranks 4th in a comparison of 10 global innovation hubs. The new BAK Economics Technology Leadership Index shows which regions occupy top positions for cutting-edge technologies. Technological progress has a key role in enhancing the growth, prosperity and competitiveness of a region. Based on the international patent system, the new BAK […]

Bosch subsidiary Scintilla invests CHF 32 million in Valais

Wednesday, 31 July 2019

The extension of the Scintilla branch of German group Bosch has been inaugurated in St. Niklaus in the canton of Valais. Investments in buildings, production machines and in optimizing the value stream will amount to CHF 32 million by 2020. The new two-storey building of the Scintilla branch of the German Bosch group has been […]