An economic support initiative for companies
innovative solutions
to build trust and to facilitate the implementation
of high value-added products and services
to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 health crisis.



  • Assist in the implementation of accurate and phased decontainment strategies.
  • Accelerate safe restart of business to boost the economy

Increasing the short-term resilience against the COVID-19 health crisis

We are launching

  • call for collaborations in which we offer our support. Candidates can be from anywhere in the world (see application conditions below).
  • a business support initiative to facilitate the implementation of high value-added products and services to address the COVID-19 health crisis challenge.

These calls encourage the emergence of short-term projects in the field of DIGITAL TRUST and HEALTH.
It is urgent to find and put forward concrete solutions to the current health crisis.

Based on our strong local capacities, this call aims to support impactful and constructive collaborations between the industrial, technological, academic and scientific communities as well as the political actors of the Lemanic ecosystem.


Trust4Health indexes resources for projects in digital trust related to the COVID-19 situation.
A taskforce dedicated to the health crisis has been created: Trust4Health makes its technical and human capacities as well as its expertise available to health actors, hospitals, researchers and decision-makers to help them face this threat.

The Lake Geneva region has developed a powerful network of world-class academics, major industrial groups and a breeding ground for exceptional startups or scale-ups with a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of trust. The region has unique expertise in digital trust to facilitate any ongoing and future health-related research initiatives.

COVID-19 Survey

Short questionnaire
To increase digital trust through innovation against Covid-19
To support the region’s sustainable economy
(3 questions – 2 minutes)


About Trust4Health

Start date
Spring 2021

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Call for collaborations conditions  – Trust4Health

All Swiss and international companies (start-up, scale-up, SME, large firms) developing innovative solutions to tackle COVID-19 and to foster trust in our society are welcome to apply to this program. However, priority will be given to:

  • Projects involving one or more regional companies and organisations.
  • Companies already having a product ready to be sold or that are in the process of acquiring their first customers.
  • Companies in the field of digital trust, cybersecurity, authentication, access control, data privacy, anti-counterfeiting, traceability, GDPR, authenticity verification or related.Check this page for updates and news.







Increasing market visibility for potential customers in Switzerland and at an international level

Helping the transfer of knowledge and technology, connecting private and public sectors to new potential opportunities and giving access to our partners networks, including academics.

Pilots / PoCs
Creating synergies with corporate companies’ R&D departments.

Academic Partnerships
Creating opportunities for joint research projects with labs & university professors.

Accessing an exclusive coaching service with a pool of experts to accompany the organisations during the project.

Right network and get support
Finding the right partner for your innovation project meeting investors, finding support to clarify your needs andthe development of the project.

Cash support
Getting help with fundraising and access to a special grant

Improve new skills
Sharpening the quality of the product and services to make it ready-to-market.



Newsletter dedicated to Covid19 – HEIDI.NEWS by Fabrice Delaye (April 8) “Oubliées par la Confédération, les start-up suisses multiplient les solutions face au Covid-19”

Bioalps: List of companies/institutes working on the COVID-19:

Kudelski Group Validates Security of DP-3T COVID-19 Contact Tracing Application

Consortium SICPA, OpenHealth and Guartime Un “Passeport immunologique Covid-19 sécurisé par blockchain” pour accompagner le déconfinement. More informations: CERTUS™ universal verifier

UNIL – COVID-19 & Open Science
How can Open Science contribute to a more effective fight against COVID-19? Find a selection from UNIL  of articles, links and other sources of information, scientific publications and freely available data.

Call for collaboration – The Blue Brain Project: technology and expertise available to fight COVID-19

Webinar: Proximity tracing against COVID-19: technical challenge, but also ethical, societal and political.
C4DT (Center For Digital Trust – EPFL) May 27th, 10:30 – 12:00, remote

MedCo: EPFL software to enable secure data-sharing for hospitals facilitate medical research on pathologies, such as cancer and infectious diseases, by enabling secure computations on decentralized data. The unique software has recently been deployed at three Swiss hospitals, CHUV, HUG and Inselspital in Bern. (Apr 2, 2020)

Which MassChallenge Startups Are Developing Solutions to Tackle COVID-19?

EPFL Innovation Park Foundation: Some Start-ups in the Park have been able to adapt more easily than others and offer products and services useful to the community that we would like to share on this page  Adapting to the world post COVID-19


Startups   For companies
The Federal Council is providing companies in Switzerland with liquidity relief totalling 20 billion Swiss francs in order to help with the economic consequences of the coronavirus.

Lastest news – Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner


ARC, Sheba’s new innovation program: Hack-Corona – Hacking COVID-19

Governments, Don’t Let your Startupsand Scaleups Die. The Importance of Well-Designed Startup Funding Policy inTimes of CrisisThird Installment of COVID-19 Research & PolicySeries for Global Startup Ecosystems – from Startup Genome

Applications welcome from startups and SMEs with innovative solutions to tackle Coronavirus outbreak.
Funding & tender opportunities:
An international network supporting innovation beyond borders – COVID-19 call for projects open and national initiatives

WHO reports fivefold increase in cyber attacks, urges vigilance

Here you can explore the latest trends, research and analysis on COVID-19: Strategic intelligence insights and contextual intelligence (World Economic Forum)

As part of its special COVID-19 action plan, the Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie is launching an international call for projects to support initiatives by students, engineering students and young researchers related to the pandemic.


StartupHealth has put a COVID-19 browser online
#COVID19 – Non-exhaustive list of online tools by François Charlet

Please, send us your insights!







Lennig Pedron

Trust Valley Director at EPFL Innovation Park

Jean-Philippe Lallement

Managing Director at EPFL Innovation Park