With the SynaEdge platform for edge computing, we are developing a solution that enables fast and decentralized data processing to cope with the increasing volume of data. This is realized with the deployment of micro-datacenters in multi-family buildings, commercial buildings, public buildings or in industrial areas. The micro-datacenters are deployed and managed via the SynaEdge platform, making it possible for any company to compute at the edge of the Internet without its own infrastructure. The waste heat from the Micro Datacenters is reused for the Micro Datacenter site buildings.
cloud computing, network, edge computing, ki workloads
A new wind turbine
Agile Wind Power is developing the world’s first vertical-axis wind turbine that is economically attractive for distributed generation of renewable electricity. Due to the advantages of this vertical axis wind turbine, areas and markets can be served that cannot be realized with conventional wind turbines due to lack of acceptance. The first products, A32 and A45 (rated power of 750 kilowatts and 1.5 megawatts, respectively), are ideally positioned for distributed power generation where lower environmental impact is of high relevance (residential areas). The technology can also be used in even larger wind turbines.
Sonnentalstrasse 8 P.O. Box 232
Development of a wind turbine for the decentralized generation of renewable electricity.
Open source implementations of regulatory standards, for example KID for PRIIPS or basic information sheet of FIDLEG
Fliederstrasse 9, Monoid GmbH
Corporate Innovation Labs
II-VI Laser Enterprise GmbH is an internationally active and innovative company which belongs to the II-VI Incorporated group. We develop, produce and sell laser technology and hold a leading position on the world market. The products are highly complex and the production is carried out with the most modern equipment and processes.
Development and production of semiconductor lasers for applications in optical communication, material processing and medical technology.
Corporate Innovation Labs
As a strategic partner of ETH Zurich, inspire AG is the leading Swiss competence centre for technology transfer to the MEM industry. It conducts research for industry, develops state-of-the-art technologies, methods and processes and solves problems in all areas of knowledge in product innovation and production engineering.
Technology transfer to Swiss industry in the field of production technology.
Conventional and novel machining and manufacturing processes, methods, digitalisation, AI, robotics, automation
Corporate Innovation Labs
Pexapark is an award-winning renewable energy software company. Mission is to optimise renewable energy investments by facilitating power sales through PPAs, and providing turnkey solutions to assess and manage the financial risks of RE assets. We have supported our clients in 20+ GW of PPA transactions and 3+ GW of risk management reports in 18 markets.
Software company for renewable energies, risk management, optimisation of investments in renewable energies
The UZH Innovation Hub is the platform for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the University of Zurich. The Hub bundles and nurtures UZH’s ecosystem of ambitious innovation and entrepreneurship supporting stakeholders, including people, university entities, programs and initiatives across UZH’s 7 faculties. It servs as a connector to bridge students, researchers and external partners. Visit the Innovation Hub’s website if you want to know more about how to engage with innovation activities at the University of Zurich!
Digitization has technical (“Can we do that?”) and economic (“Do we want that?”), but also ethical (“Should we?”) and legal (“May we?”) aspects. Of course, this also applies to innovations in the financial sector. Economists, technicians and lawyers are therefore needed to assess these. These must talk to each other, but above all understand each other and think together.
Peter Merian-Strasse 86
Future Finance Institute Switzerland is an independent Swiss academic institution focusing on exclusive digital further education for financial professionals. Its goal is maximum practical relevance and topicality, combining finance & technology. The faculties consist of an unparalleled & novel mix of seasoned lecturers who are experienced Swiss banking and insurance professionals, cutting edge technologists as well as FinTech entrepreneurs.
All FFI programs are designed in Switzerland for a global, English-speaking audience of finance professionals.
Education, Training, Finance, Fintech, Technology
Venture Kick is a philanthropic three stage funding model initiated to support Swiss startups with enough funding to kick-start their entrepreneurial success. Startups can qualify to receive up to CHF 150,000 in start capital, and an opportunity for an additional CH 850,000 in equity funding from the Kick Fund. After each stage, promising entrepreneurs are also offered professional guidance in developing their business through the 2-day kickers camps and connection to an incredible network.
For a business idea with high potential and an entrepreneurial and driven team, get your lauching kick up to CHF 1,000,000+ through Venture Kick, Innobooster and the Kick Fund.
Learn from proven entrepreneurs how to structure your pitch and to develop your business. You will be guided to successfully approach customers and to close deals with investors.
Get exposed to the greatest network of investors and industry innovation experts in Switzerland. You’ll get substantial media coverage on top to attract even more investors.
university spin-offs, financing, grants, venture capital
Verve Ventures is a network and technology-driven venture capital firm based in Switzerland. Founded in 2010 by Steffen Wagner and Lukas Weber, Verve Ventures has grown to 50 team members and has become one of the most active venture investors in Europe with around 150 science and technology-driven startups in its portfolio. A dozen investment professionals identify the most promising digital, tangible and health & bio startups. Selected private and institutional investors get access to investment opportunities through a digital platform. The company invests EUR 0.5 million to several million from Seed Stage onward in startups across Europe. Verve Ventures’ dedicated team helps startups with their most pressing needs such as hiring, client introductions and an expert network of high-profile individuals.
Financing of high tech startups from Seed stage onward
Privilège Ventures is a Swiss venture capital firm investing in seed and early-stage companies mainly in Switzerland and Europe. We take an active and hands-on approach that leverages our entrepreneurial expertise while partnering with founders to create a sustainable and scalable business. We strive to offer maximum transparency to all our stakeholders. We have invested so far in 40 companies.
Our team members have been invested since 2005 in the Swiss ecosystem which has created a deep network on which we can now leverage. We are always supportive to our portfolio companies as we believe this is the only way to create value. We are generalist with the exclusion of bio-pharma companies
Via Carlo Maderno 6
Seed stage; Deeptech; Medtech, SaaS startups
The Zurich Chamber of Commerce ZHK represents the interests of its approximately 1,100 members and networks them with each other and with external partners. The ZHK builds bridges between companies, politics, and society and advocates liberal and market-based framework conditions for companies. ZHK also offers customized services in the areas of export and law.
- Political representation of interests
- Dispute resolution and legal advice
- Export services (certificates of origin, Carnet ATA, CITES)
Swiss Association for Environmental Technology (SAET) is intensively committed to the development of a safe and future-oriented environment, energy, waste and water management. It brings together the expertise of the movers and shakers: manufacturers, suppliers, operators and planners in environmental technology. Climate change will be with us for decades to come. We as an industry are challenged to develop the appropriate technologies and offer solutions that are sustainable and fit for the future. The association was founded in 1989 and is thus not only the oldest, but also the most important trade association of the offering environmental technology industry in Switzerland.
Alte Bahnhofstrasse 5
Telling your innovation story using your data and your processes. We make your organization data driven by taking any use case from idea to finished product / service in 12 weeks. Across the following areas of domain expertise we have helped global corporates, small & medium enterprises as well as scale-ups:
Ideation, Design Thinking & Solution Architecture
Minimum Viable Products
Solution Implementation (organizational & technical)
Systems- & Process Integration
Federated Systems & Blockchain
Lifefair brings together decision-makers, implementers and innovators from business, politics, science and NGOs. Through critical-constructive dialog, we jointly advance sustainability: economically, socially, ecologically. Since 2011, Lifefair has stood for business and sustainability.
With 14,000 participants at Lifefair Forums and the Swiss Green Economy Symposium, Lifefair has become the most comprehensive dialogue and innovation platform for business and sustainability.
Around 1600 speakers share their expertise on topics including the world of work, digitization, energy, health, real estate, investing, climate, mobility, food, resources, smart city and tourism.
Lifefair brings together decision-makers, implementers and innovators at around 20 events each year, helping them to achieve their sustainability goals. The goal of the events is to: Learn new things, network, get (to) know other points of view, stimulate out-of-the-box thinking, real innovation and business opportunities.
Keynotes, lectures, publications, consulting and leadership coaching in the context of digital transformation, platform business models and ecosystems.
Disruptive technology, digital platforms, cross-industry ecosystems, open innovation, strategy and business development.
We are an independent association of Swiss financial institutions committed to collaboration and digital innovation in the financial services industry.
We develop and implement solutions to topics of common interest in our working groups or projects. Various members work together on topics of common interest with a clear goal and timeline. We shape industry standards at the regulatory level, test use cases for new technologies and promote knowledge transfer.