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2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

The Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Films and Game industries are all avid consumers of 3D animations. The development of each of those high-tech projects require extensive production times, dozens of professional animators and millions of hours of work.
Acclaimed by the industry, Mosketch allows professional artists to animate their 3D characters with the stroke of a pen. This disruptive software is extremely intuitive and accelerates the production cycle by 300%.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

TasteHit is a Software-as-a-Service user engagement platform for modernizing existing online shops using Artificial Intelligence. It provides online merchants with a suite of data-driven user experience tools for web, mobile and email, to increase the sales performance of their shops. TasteHit increases the shop’s conversion rate by up to 20% and is installed in minutes by any non-technical person. TasteHit's customers include niche retailers, specialized marketplaces and famous fashion brands.

Gold Winners
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Novel membranes (PCT, USA patent) for separating hydrogen and oxygen during hydrogen production in alkaline water electrolysers have been developed by a start-up company MEMBRASENZ GmbH. Taking into account the relevance of hydrogen as a future energy career in providing green energy supply for industrial and domestic use and mobility applications, this technology possesses the potential to contribute solving some of the future energy challenges.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Dechets a l'Or is a tech-enabled provider of infrastructure services to fast growing cities of West African. We use a proprietary database system to enable city mapping to support service delivery to households and businesses. We collect and process solid waste to produce, fertilizer, energy, and electricity. Dechets a l’Or uses technology to provide better waste collection service, our mission is to make cities cleaner places with brighter futures through professional service delivery.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Lymphatica is a medical device development company that has designed and patented LymphoDrain, a novel implantable system replacing lymphatic vessel draining function. The system is based on magnetically controlled micropumps, and it has been conceived to treat chronic lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer therapies. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema. LymphoDrain represents the first effective solution for more than 10 million lymphedema patients in EU and United States.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Heart failure as a consequence of myocardial fibrosis is the world’s biggest killer and represents a significant unmet medical need. No therapies currently exist that either directly target the heart or the fibrotic process itself. We have discovered a heart specific regulator of fibrosis – the long noncoding RNA, Wisper. By using our first-in-class proprietary approach to target Wisper, we are able to block myocardial fibrosis and treat heart failure in pre-clinical animal models.

Silver Winners
2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

IMVERSE is a spin-off from EPFL developing software and providing services for photorealistic Mixed Reality content creation. Our volumetric solutions reduce the time and money spent on pre-production phases of Virtual Reality movies and Hollywood movies by a factor of 10. This is only possible thanks to our proprietary volumetric graphics engine and our easy and fast process to transform a single 360-degree photo, from any camera, into a 3D VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and VFX.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Alogo Analysis SA is a Swiss incorporated company active in sports analytics. At Alogo, we aim to develop innovative statistics for equestrianism that will increase fans engagement and ultimately educate people on the sport. Alogo SHOW a unique patented system enhance fans experience in venue and raise public interest in the discipline. Alogo MOVE sensors analyze horse’s movement and will allow coaches and riders to precisely quantify their performance and thus improve their training.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

10% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea. Current take-home diagnostic devices lack accuracy, reliability, or comfort, whereas the clinical overnight gold standard is costly and uncomfortable. Sleepiz is introducing the world’s first non-contact medical grade screening solution for sleep apnea. With our device, anyone to get medically tested for sleep apnea at home without having to connect any sensors or cables – you won’t even know it’s there.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

We believe the world would be better if consumers started doing their groceries the right way. To make this vision a reality, we need to make it easy for people to eat well and smart.

We created the supermarket 3.0 based on a sustainable and decentralized business-model. No food waste, no packaging, ultimate freshness and same day delivery for more than 800 products, originating from a blend of 30 local artisans.We started in September 2016 in Geneva area and are already break-even.

Startups
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Novel membranes (PCT, USA patent) for separating hydrogen and oxygen during hydrogen production in alkaline water electrolysers have been developed by a start-up company MEMBRASENZ GmbH. Taking into account the relevance of hydrogen as a future energy career in providing green energy supply for industrial and domestic use and mobility applications, this technology possesses the potential to contribute solving some of the future energy challenges.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

IMVERSE is a spin-off from EPFL developing software and providing services for photorealistic Mixed Reality content creation. Our volumetric solutions reduce the time and money spent on pre-production phases of Virtual Reality movies and Hollywood movies by a factor of 10. This is only possible thanks to our proprietary volumetric graphics engine and our easy and fast process to transform a single 360-degree photo, from any camera, into a 3D VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and VFX.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Alogo Analysis SA is a Swiss incorporated company active in sports analytics. At Alogo, we aim to develop innovative statistics for equestrianism that will increase fans engagement and ultimately educate people on the sport. Alogo SHOW a unique patented system enhance fans experience in venue and raise public interest in the discipline. Alogo MOVE sensors analyze horse’s movement and will allow coaches and riders to precisely quantify their performance and thus improve their training.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

10% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea. Current take-home diagnostic devices lack accuracy, reliability, or comfort, whereas the clinical overnight gold standard is costly and uncomfortable. Sleepiz is introducing the world’s first non-contact medical grade screening solution for sleep apnea. With our device, anyone to get medically tested for sleep apnea at home without having to connect any sensors or cables – you won’t even know it’s there.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

We believe the world would be better if consumers started doing their groceries the right way. To make this vision a reality, we need to make it easy for people to eat well and smart.

We created the supermarket 3.0 based on a sustainable and decentralized business-model. No food waste, no packaging, ultimate freshness and same day delivery for more than 800 products, originating from a blend of 30 local artisans.We started in September 2016 in Geneva area and are already break-even.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Dechets a l'Or is a tech-enabled provider of infrastructure services to fast growing cities of West African. We use a proprietary database system to enable city mapping to support service delivery to households and businesses. We collect and process solid waste to produce, fertilizer, energy, and electricity. Dechets a l’Or uses technology to provide better waste collection service, our mission is to make cities cleaner places with brighter futures through professional service delivery.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

The Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Films and Game industries are all avid consumers of 3D animations. The development of each of those high-tech projects require extensive production times, dozens of professional animators and millions of hours of work.
Acclaimed by the industry, Mosketch allows professional artists to animate their 3D characters with the stroke of a pen. This disruptive software is extremely intuitive and accelerates the production cycle by 300%.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Lymphatica is a medical device development company that has designed and patented LymphoDrain, a novel implantable system replacing lymphatic vessel draining function. The system is based on magnetically controlled micropumps, and it has been conceived to treat chronic lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer therapies. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema. LymphoDrain represents the first effective solution for more than 10 million lymphedema patients in EU and United States.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

TasteHit is a Software-as-a-Service user engagement platform for modernizing existing online shops using Artificial Intelligence. It provides online merchants with a suite of data-driven user experience tools for web, mobile and email, to increase the sales performance of their shops. TasteHit increases the shop’s conversion rate by up to 20% and is installed in minutes by any non-technical person. TasteHit's customers include niche retailers, specialized marketplaces and famous fashion brands.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Heart failure as a consequence of myocardial fibrosis is the world’s biggest killer and represents a significant unmet medical need. No therapies currently exist that either directly target the heart or the fibrotic process itself. We have discovered a heart specific regulator of fibrosis – the long noncoding RNA, Wisper. By using our first-in-class proprietary approach to target Wisper, we are able to block myocardial fibrosis and treat heart failure in pre-clinical animal models.