SCALE-UPS IN VAUD
Founded in 2010, Abionic SA is uniquely positioned at the crossroads of medical technology, biotechnology, and nanotechnology. Abionic developed its nanotechnology at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and now provides the medical community with a new generation of products that allow for fast, personalized diagnoses of allergies. Products such as the abioSCOPE (the reader), tests containing nanofluidic sensors, and the abioGUIDE (an application for smartphones and...
Atracsys was established in 2004 as a spin-off of EPFL. The company, whose name is an acronym for Advanced Tracking Systems, started out by developing high-precision optical measurement systems used by surgeons in operating rooms. Atracsys went on to create the first contactless interactive system, drawing on inspiration from the film Minority Report. In 2007, the company developed its first multi-touch table solution, setting a new standard for reliability and accuracy in its market.
Bestmile empowers mobility providers to deploy, manage and optimize autonomous and conventional driven vehicle fleets, supporting fixed-route and on-demand services, regardless of the vehicle brand or type. Bestmile’s mobility platform allows operators to support multi-modal, multi-service offerings in a safe and efficient manner by integrating autonomous vehicles in the existing transportation system. Bestmile’s autonomous mobility service platform is being used daily in shared electric...
Bluebotics is a spin-off of the Autonomous Systems Lab, EPFL. Founded in 2001 with the mission of marketing innovative and promising mobile robotics technologies, the company is now active in two segments: Industrial automation and service robotics. BlueBotics SA is becoming the reference in autonomous navigation with the mission of enabling the mobility of vehicles for the automation in the professional use market. The company proposes engineering services based on its expertise in mobile...
Towards Smart Grids DEPsys’ GridEye system, introduced in 2012, was developed in response to the instability caused in power grids by the injection of locally-generated renewable energy. It consists of an adaptive platform that lets grid operators control low-voltage power grids in real time. The modular system includes smart sensors and actuators installed across the grid and programmed to measure, calculate, and transmit data from the field.
DomoSafety, an EPFL spin-off, develops technology that allows the sick and elderly to live in complete independence at home as long as possible. Its system sends health reports automatically to patients’ healthcare providers and families if a change in behavior or medical condition is detected. That enables a fast, preventive response to be made if a patient’s health deteriorates. Thanks to this objective data, healthcare providers can more quickly adapt a treatment and develop a personalized...
ecorobotix develops, produces and sells innovative farming machines that require low energy and that reduce the negative ecological impact of modern agriculture, while keeping costs competitive
Elite is a Swiss high-end bed manufacturer and good-sleep specialist established in 1895. Specialized in the manufacture of mattresses, boxsprings, and headboards, Elite has now entered a growth phase with the introduction of several innovations. Its SmartLease business innovation offers hotel managers a usage-based rental service for mattresses; only the nights the mattresses are used are invoiced, putting an end to costly upfront investments. A sensor integrated in the mattresses allows for...
eSMART, founded in 2011, develops and markets intelligent control systems for the home. Its products use the exclusive, patented Power Line Carrier (PLC) technology developed at EPFL. Its novel eSMART system works on the basis of totally invisible modules installed behind electrical switches. It lets users manage all their homes’ main systems such as lighting and temperature control from a touchscreen, smartphone, or tablet. eSMART has equipped more than 550 apartments with its smart system...
Flyability’s advanced drones can fly indoors and in areas difficult to reach by humans, effectively navigating through complicated spaces and eliminating the need to send operators out in dangerous areas. Their carbon frames are shock-resistant and modeled after insects’ ability to remain stable after in-flight collisions. Flyability’s drones are used in a wide range of applications ranging from site inspections to public safety, all with the same goal – to cut operating costs and risks. The...
Gait Up is a spin-off of the University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV) and the Swiss Institute of Technology of Lausanne (EPFL), founded in 2013. Gait Up benefits from world leading scientific expertise in the field of movement analysis and measurements,  pioneering the field from more than 15 years. We are now providing innovative products for applications in health, athletics, and entertainment, based on wearable inertial sensor technology.
Green Motion, founded in Lausanne in 2009, locally designs and manufactures charging systems for electric vehicles. It was a pioneer in charging station infrastructure, and today – over seven years later – its stations can be found across the country.Green Motion’s products include private and public charging stations, quick-charging systems, and centralized charging-station control systems for parking garages. All its stations are designed to operate as part of a network and include...
INGPHI is a civil engineering firm specialised in designing and creating structures.First and foremost, civil engineering structures are major constructions built along roads, such as bridges, tunnels and stations. In French such structures are known as «ouvrages d’art» and are qualified as «art» because their design and construction require creative work, calling on the engineer’s artistic vision put into practice through his experience, skill and sensibilities. However, these days this...
Lunaphore is a Swiss company, founded in 2014, building an innovative and fully automated tissue processing device for cancer diagnostics. The cutting-edge technology, based on microfluidics, allows obtaining faster and more precise diagnostic results than standard techniques, as demonstrated through clinical trials on cancer patient samples. Different prototypes have so far been tested in hospitals in Switzerland and internationally. Lunaphore, which has been many times recognized for its...
Mindmaze, a spin-off of the EPFL, is pioneering a breakthrough computing platform to enable new neuro-technology applications. Based on a decade of research and rigorous testing in the healthcare industry, we have designed an intuitive mind-machine interface, which utilizes pre real-time decoding of brain signals. We use our expertise in virtual and augmented reality, neuroscience and artificial intelligence to enhance people’s quality of life. Our first products use 3D virtual environments...
Nanolive has developed a disruptive technology which, for the first time, allows users to explore instantly the inside of a living cell in 3D without the need for any labeling or other invasive methods. The 3D Cell Explorer is a high speed, high resolution and non-invasive live cell imaging microscope that can look deep inside biological systems. This allows you to record stunning 3D images of entire cells in just seconds and with a higher resolution than any conventional microscope on the...
Named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2015, NetGuardians is a leading banking software developer recognized for its unique approach to fraud and risk assurance solutions. Its software leverages Big Data to correlate and analyze behaviors across an entire bank’s system – not just at the transaction level. With predefined controls, NetGuardians enables banks to target specific anti-fraud or regulatory requirements. A controls update service ensures financial institutions benefit from ongoing protection...
Nexthink is an innovative developer of end-user IT analytics for security, ITSM, and transformation applications. Its unique software provides enterprise-wide, real-time analytics covering all endpoints, users, applications, and network connections, as well as visualizations of IT infrastructure and service delivery. Nexthink helps IT departments connect, communicate, and collaborate to achieve their goals and optimize endpoint security, operations, support, and workplace transformation...
Objectis is a company specializing in software innovation and supporting Swiss manufacturers in their digital transformation. A spin-off from the School of Management and of Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD), is based in Y-Parc Innovation Park. Objectis is growing rapidly and is specialized in technological consulting as well as in the design and implementation of tailor-made software solutions for the industry. Driven by human values of commitment and respect, the company aims to bring to its...
Founded in 2011 and backed by over ten years of cutting-edge scientific research, Pix4D has grown to become the industry standard for and primary provider of professional mapping software for drones. Started as an EPFL spin-off, Pix4D is a dynamic, fast-growing company with headquarters in Lausanne and offices in Shanghai and San Francisco. It was ranked one of the “The Top 100 Best Swiss Startups” in 2012, 2013, and 2014, and has won awards from MICS, Venture Kick, CTI, and IMD. Pix4D’s...
QGel: leveraging innovation to discover next-generation drugs QGel’s technology gives scientists greater visibility into drug efficacy before the clinical trial phase by enabling them to carry out in vitro tests on cell cultures under in vivo conditions (i.e., conditions within the human body). With this better understanding of the potential of each new drug under development, they can focus their efforts on the most promising ones and get them in the hands of patients faster. Innovation in...
Regen Lab SA, founded in 2003, has developed singular expertise in the design and manufacture of medical devices for cell therapy and the preparation of autologous platelet rich plasma (PRP) from patients’ own blood. Its kits can be used at patients’ point of care to prepare PRP extemporaneously. Several of its products are CE certified, meaning they can be used in medical disciplines where PRP represents a treatment option. Clinical studies that the company has carried out over the past few...
senseFly develops and manufactures aerial imaging drones for professional applications. Safe, ultra-light, and easy to use, these highly automated data-collection tools are employed by customers around the world in fields such as surveying, agriculture, GIS, industrial inspection, mining, and humanitarian aid. senseFly was founded in 2009 by a team of robotics researchers and quickly became the industry leader in mapping drones. Today the firm continues to lead the way in developing...
Sophia Genetics is the global leader in data-driven medicine. Its team of experts in clinical genomics, machine learning, and bioinformatics developed Sophia DDM®, the most advanced analytical platform for clinical diagnostics. Over 160 leading hospitals use Sophia DDM® to diagnose thousands of patients each week in the fastest, most accurate possible way.
SWISSto12: leading the way in 3D printing for aerospace antennas SWISSto12 designs radio-frequency components that are produced using additive manufacturing, otherwise known as 3D printing. Its products are made from high-performance polymers and metals, and then they are metal-plated using a patent-pending proprietary process. This innovative approach to manufacturing replaces traditional machining processes for metallic materials. It results in components that are lighter and cheaper to...