Bern start-up RetinAI raises CHF 2.3 million

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

The Bern-based start-up RetinAI, specialized in ophthalmic diagnostics using AI, has just raised CHF 2.3 million. RetinAI, founded in 2016, creates software tools to aggregate, manage and analyze medical data. Thanks to machine learning, RetinAI’s solution analyzes medical imaging, identifying different eye diseases in time and hence slowing down their progress through regular monitoring. The […]

First worldwide accreditation for a laboratory of the University of Bern

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

The Institute for Infectious Diseases (IFIK) of the University of Bern is the first accredited laboratory worldwide to offer nanopore sequencing for the identification of bacteria. The Institute for Infection Diseases (IFIK) of the University of Bern is the first laboratory worldwide to have received the ISO/IEC 17025:2018 accreditation status to sequence specific DNA fragments […]

Bern Center for Precision Medicine inaugurated

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

The Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) of the University of Bern and Inselspital has officially opened its doors on 20 May 2019. The University of Bern and the Insel Gruppe have founded the Bern Center for Precision Medicine (BCPM) with the support of the canton. The Center, now officially inaugurated, aims to develop new […]

MegaVerse offers on-demand cybersecurity training

Based at the Edtech Collider of the EPFL and Microcity in Neuchâtel, the startup MegaVerse uses artificial intelligence at the heart of its adaptive learning platform. The MegaVerse platform, based at the Edtech Collider of the EPFL in Lausanne in the canton of Vaud and at Microcity in Neuchâtel, offers gamified cybersecurity sensitization scenarios, which […]

Idiap becomes the world’s third biometrics certification center

Monday, 20 May 2019

The FIDO Alliance, the leading provider of authentication standards, has just confirmed the certification of Idiap’s biometrics center. The Idiap research institute, based in Martigny in the canton of Valais, becomes the third member of the FIDO Alliance, a very exclusive club at the heart of security issues related to this sensitive and rapidly growing […]

Facebook establishes its blockchain payment company in Geneva

Facebook has chosen Geneva to create Libra Networks, which will enable the social network to develop payment and financing services using blockchain technology and big data. Facebook has chosen Geneva to establish a company called Libra Networks. The purpose of this structure is to provide services and to develop solutions using blockchain technology and big […]

New corporate tax reform to strengthen Switzerland as a top corporate location

On 19 May 2019, Swiss voters largely accepted a new corporate tax reform, scheduled to enter into force in 2020. Switzerland continues to offer a stable and reliable tax environment and remains one of the most competitive business and tax locations. With a majority of 66.4%, Swiss voters approved the Federal Act on Tax Reform […]

Western Switzerland’s life sciences ecosystem celebrated in Startup Genome’s 2019 ranking

Wednesday, 15 May 2019

Western Switzerland makes its first appearance in the Startup Genome’s 2019 Life Sciences Ecosystem Ranking, praising the region for its global reach and multiple strengths in this field. Commonly referred to as the Health Valley, Western Switzerland has made its first appearance in Startup Genome’s and the Global Entrepreneurship Network’s 2019 Life Sciences Ecosystem System […]

Aero41 develops a drone for the protection of crops

Located in the canton of Vaud, halfway between the Valais and Vaud vineyards, close to the technological hubs at the forefront of robotics and IT technology of the future, Aero41 is a new structure created to develop drone-based crop protection in Switzerland. For the past several seasons, drones dedicated to crop protection have progressively found […]

A Fintech Executive Education Program launches in Geneva

Monday, 13 May 2019

The University of Geneva and the Geneva Finance Research Institute are launching the first Executive Education program in fintech. The University of Geneva is the first university in Switzerland offering a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Fintech. In collaboration with the Geneva Finance Research Institute, the goal of the Fintech program is to develop […]