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Federal Council approves the Horizon 2020 package

In its meeting of 22 Octobre the Federal Council approved the agreement on Switzerland’s participation in the Horizon 2020 research programme. The agreement covers Switzerland’s partial association to the programme between 15 September 2014 and 31 December 2016. It allows researchers from Switzerland to take full part in selected parts of Horizon 2020 and to apply for the sought-after grants provided by the European Research Council. The agreement provides for Switzerland’s full association to Horizon 2020 between 2017 and 2020, provided a solution can be found to the issue of the free movement of persons.


CEO Day: More crowded than ever

More than 600 participants have registered for this year’s CEO Day. The day started with a crowded hall and the pitches of almost 30 investors.

Categories: Support

STARTUPS.CH Award 2014: Jetzt entscheidet das Publikum

Am Donnerstag, 30. Oktober, findet die sogenannte „Oscar-Nacht der besten Schweizer Startups“ im StageOne in Zürich-Oerlikon statt. Dann nämlich werden gleich vier Awards verliehen, die mit insgesamt 200‘000 Franken Preisgeld dotiert sind. Organisatorin ist die Gründungsplattform, die auch selber einen Preis vergibt. Deren Preisträger wird über ein Publikumsvoting bestimmt. Interessierte können ihre Stimme noch bis Sonntag abgeben.

Categories: Award, Start-up

Lift goes into politics

Since 2006 Lift has been an active supporter and facilitator of the Swiss startup ecosystem through its various events and activities. Now the organisation starts a new activity and plans to stimulate discussion with policy makers.


Largest Italian broadcast tower operator installs system of a Swiss start-up

DAC System installed the second pilot of its innovative broadcast tower monitoring system in cooperation with RaiWay. With the patented sensor technology RaiWay is able to detect real time, on-line degradation and failures of the radio frequency installation.


Molecular Partners puts IPO on hold

Molecular Partners AG, announced today that due to adverse market conditions the Initial Public Offering (IPO) on SIX Swiss Exchange has been put on hold until further notice.


Swisscom invests in Geosatis

Geosatis is one of the Swisscom Startup Challenge winners. At the end of the week the winners spent in Silicon Valley Swisscom and Geosatis announced the closing of a financing round.

Categories: Capital, Investor

Swisscom Startup Challenge: Insights, Contacts and an Investment

The five start-ups that were selected for the Swisscom Start-up Challenge are back from the Silicon Valley. It was an intensive and successful week.

Categories: Award

Enge Kooperation zwischen mbassador GmbH und Traditionsverlag Schwabe AG

Mbassador ist ein Schweizer eBook- und Musik-Aggregator. Das Startup wurde 2010 gegründet. Inhaber Laurent Gachnang suchte für die mbassador GmbH einen strategischen Partner und arbeitet in Zukunft eng mit der Schwabe AG zusammen.

Categories: Partnering

1Drop Diagnostics remporte le Prix BCN Innovation

A l’occasion de son 125e anniversaire en 2008, la Banque Cantonale Neuchâteloise a créé le Prix BCN Innovation. Vingt et un dossiers ont été soumis cette année et le jury a désigné la société 1Drop Diagnostics comme lauréate, qui reçoit un montant de CHF 300’000.-.

Categories: Award
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Insurance app Knip secures Series A funding

Categories: Capital

Abionic closes CHF 3.8 million Series B financing round

Categories: Capital, Investor

Lancement du 13e concours PERL

Categories: Award, Start-up

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Tickets for Swiss ICT Awards

The Swiss ICT Awards provides a very good networking opportunity. Participation is by invitation only and thanks to our partnership with Swiss ICT, we have received an allocation of tickets for start-ups. If interested, apply to