Eight Swiss startups – 3 EPFL Spin-off – among the finalists of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge

Eight Swiss startups – 3 EPFL Spin-off – among the finalists of the Hello Tomorrow Challenge

17.1.2020 – The Hello Tomorrow Challenge is an internationally acclaimed competition for deep tech start-ups. This year eight Swiss life sciences, cleantech, hardware, aerospace and materials companies made it to the finals.

Eight Swiss deep-tech – with 3 from EPFL (in Red) – start-ups made it to the finals. The share of Swis companies among the finalists is slightly higher than in 2018. The Swiss finalists include:

Industrial biotech
Haelixa: Bringing transparency to busisnesses with DNA markers that provide traceability to all stages of the supply chain

Medical biotech
Cutiss: Delivering permanent, personalised skin tissue therapy to improve the lives of skin transplant patients

Environment
Nanogence: Reducing the cost of production and carbon footprint of cement with smart additive materials to revolutionise the construction sector

Energy
TwingTec: Using drones to unlock the full power of wind, harvesting more energy than wind turbines with a fraction of their structure and material

Aeronautics
CompPair: Smart repairing solution for composite materials

Involi: Safely integrating drones into air traffic by providing real-time air traffic understanding to prevent collisions

Mobility
Hydromea: Developing semi-autonomous underwater drones to eliminate safety risks of manned entry into complex, confined flooded spaces

Digital Health
Altoida: Comprehensive digital biomarker platform for brain health prediction, monitoring and prevention- able to predict Alzheimer’s Disease 6-10 years before the onset