EPFL, Aimago win CTI Medtech award for dermal blood flow camera

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND – The EPFL polytechnic institute in Lausanne and Aimago, a spinoff startup company, have been awarded CHF10,000 and given the top prize of the CTI (federal innovation and technology commission) Medtech Award. Aimago, which makes microcirculation cameras, has developed a camera that measures dermal blood flow. Its main application is likely to be […]

Swiss fight high franc with innovation booster funds


BERN, SWITZERLAND – The Swiss government is putting its money where the strong franc pain is: innovation is the solution, Bern said Monday 4 July. And to prove it, 10 “vouchers” worth up to CHF350,000 each are being made available to get innovative products that are in the pipeline to market faster. The dollar to […]

Strong franc hurts industrial sales; gov’t eases innovation aid rules

BERN, SWITZERLAND – The impact of a strong home currency is starting to hurt some Swiss industries, says Swissmem, the mechanical and electrical engineering industries body said Thursday 23 June. “The strong Swiss franc is exerting pressure on export prices – sometimes hugely so – thereby squeezing companies’ margins. Swissmem fears that the negative effects […]