Supporting the talented entrepreneurs of tomorrow in Western Switzerland

The Foundation for Technological Innovation provides financial supports to innovative and technological projects at different development stages.

FIT supports projects in energy & environment, information & digital technologies, life sciences & health, precision industries, and nutrition & agri-food.

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Founded in 1994, FIT supports the creation and development of new businesses in the canton of Vaud and in Western Switzerland.

The two types of financial support, FIT TECH and FIT DIGITAL, are respectively open to innovative technological start-ups and digital start-ups with an innovative business model and strong growth potential. In 2022, FIT supported 44 projects for a total amount of 6.25 million Swiss francs.

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Hexem and Adaptyv Bio receive FIT Tech Seed loans of CHF 100’000 each

Adaptyv Bio lets users test and synthesise any protein, while Hexem has developed a novel water cleaning technology that produces biogas from industrial wastewater. The FIT Tech Seed loan will help Adaptyv Bio roll out its platform and Hexem test its industrial demonstrator.


TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2023: Vote for your favorite Vaud-based startup!

Participate in the TOP 100 Public Voting and support your favorite Vaud-based startup! From now until July 23rd, 2023, all LinkedIn users have one vote each in the public competition to choose the 10 most innovative Swiss startups. The winners will be announced at the TOP 100 award ceremony on September 6th, 2023. Vote now!

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In a context where sustainable development and related issues have become paramount, the Foundation for Technological Innovation is committed to supporting innovative ideas that contribute to a better future for future generations.

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