28.5.2019 – This year, the W. A. de Vigier Award was presented for the 30th time in Solothurn. While five winners of the 2019 competition parted with CHF 100’000 each, five finalists also received CHF 50’000. Part of this year’s prize money is contributed by former award winners who wish to give back to the startup ecosystem.
The 2019 de Vigier winners include:
Scewo (ZH) – developed a wheelchair that climbs stairs. The company won also the audience award at the ceremony.
PXL Vision (ZH) – is developing an innovative digital identity verification to curb Identity fraud while protecting personal data.
Swiss Motion Technologies (VD) – offers tailored liners for better fitting prosthesis
T3 Pharmaceuticals (BS) – is specialising in targeted cancer therapy using bacteria
Vatorex (ZH) – the startup uses heat to save the bees from the Varroa mite is a parasite that damages bee colonies in Europe and North America.
The five finalists which received CHF50.000 are:
Mirrakoi (VD) – developed an intuitive and accessible 3D cad tool that enables designers and architects and engineers to create complex surfaces much faster and more intuitively.
Mobbot (FR) – aims to help construction companies to save time and money with 3d concrete printing
PharmaBiome (ZH) – is rethinking intestinal therapy with its proprietary technology developed to isolate, culture and characterise gut microbes.
Piomic Medical (ZH) – developed a wearable wound healing device for the treatment of hard-to-heal wounds.
Sleepiz (ZH) – with its touchless medical sleep monitoring device, aims to help patients with sleep disorders to be diagnosed from their homes.