ESA BIC operates a technology transfer programme offering targeted support and funding to start-ups in the field of space technologies and applications. Last week seven start-ups were selected for the program.
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On the occasion of the START Summit last Friday, Lea von Bidder was nominated HSG Founder of the Year 2017 as the representative of the Ava company. The prize of the Werner Jackstädt Foundation is worth CHF 10,000.
The Zurich based startup Master21 offering the first coding bootcamps in Switzerland has successfully graduated the first full-time cohort. Master21 aims to shape the digital era by equipping individuals with programming skills for creating their own web apps among other things.
The Merck Accelerator offers three months of acceleration, up to 50,000 € in funding and coaching. Seven startups from three continents were selected for the next batch. Among them is Zurich-based Ectica Technologies.
ESA and ASTROCAST will collaborate on putting a nano-satellite in orbit by the beginning of next year to demonstrate low cost global M2M communication service. ASTROCAST is the core project of the Swiss startup ELSE.
Alma Mundi Ventures announced a Series A investment in Nnaisense, an artificial general intelligence (AGI) and very deep learning start-up led by pioneers in the field. Nnaisense AI is used by Audi or Acatis Investment.