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5/24/2022

Ligentec’s photonic chips are set to power industry 4.0

Ligentec is a pioneer in a field that already sits at the cutting edge: photonic integrated circuits. Integrated circuits are the powerhouses of computer chips; they traditionally rely on electrons – hence the name “electronic circuits” – but photonic ones run on photons, which can be thought of as particles of light. This brings a number of advantages: photonic chips require considerably less energy than electronic ones and can pack much more computing power onto a smaller surface area. They open the door to an entirely new generation of high-tech robots, sensors, and quantum computers.

5/11/2022

Akselos closes $16.5M funding round from investors

Akselos – leader in physics-based Digital Twins – today announces a $16.5 million funding round, with participation from AT Capital Group, Future Energy Ventures, Japan Energy Fund and Shell Ventures.

4/4/2022

20 million for the Vaud scale-up company Nanolive

The Vaud-based scale-up Nanolive, a leading live cell imaging and analysis company, announces today that it has successfully completed the initial closing of US $20 million in the Series C-1 equity financing round of investment, led by a US-based and NASDAQ listed life science investor, and Taiwania Capital, the leading life science venture capital company based in Taiwan.

3/30/2022

SWISSto12 leads ESA Micro-geostationary satellite project

A small but powerful European telecommunications satellite – the first of a series – is to be developed under a contract signed between ESA and the Vaud scale-up SWISSto12. The first satellite in this new product range is due for launch in 2025.

3/9/2022

Scale-up Unit8 named first fastest growing Swiss company by Financial Times

Unit8 entered the Scale Up Vaud program in March 2022, along with 10 other high-growth companies. "We are happy and excited to join the dynamic community of scale-ups in Vaud and to participate in the future development of the local technology scene," said Unit8 founder Marcin Pietrzyk after joining Scale Up Vaud on March 8, 2022.

3/9/2022

Onward or the march to success

On March 8, 2022, Swiss newspaper Le Temps told the story of how the Vaud-based scale-up Onward achieved the largest-ever IPO in the medtech sector in Europe, and how it is working to commercialise its mobility restoration technology.