CHF 900’000 for SteriLux and Kido Dynamics
Western Switzerland startups SteriLux and Kido Dynamics convinced the jury of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). They each receive a FIT Tech Growth loan, of CHF 500’000 for SteriLux and of CHF 400’000 for Kido Dynamics, to accelerate their growth.
SteriLux : An innovative sterilization device
Founded in 2014, SteriLux SA is a young Swiss medical technology company based in Prilly. Since its creation, SteriLux has developed a simple, effective and affordable medical device sterilization solution. The patented technology is based on the use of ultraviolet radiation to activate oxygen in the air ozone thus initiating sterilization. This ecological process is carried out at room temperature and sterilizes in particular instruments sensitive to heat and humidity.
After 4 years of research, development and validation tests, the sterilization device, called SterOx System, is now ready for the market. This device is certified for terminal sterilization of stainless steel instruments, the goal now being to extend the sterilization capabilities of the device to more complex instruments such as endoscopes. The funds granted by FIT will mainly be used to market the SterOx product and to carry out extensive compatibility tests, explains Marc Spaltenstein, the CEO of SteriLux. The ambitious start-up wants to help reduce the scale and costs associated with nosocomial infections around the world.
Marc Spaltenstein, CEO
Tél. +41 21 546 43 33
Kido Dynamics: Data for the smart city
Founded in April 2018 in Ecublens, Kido Dynamics combines machine learning with algorithms inspired by social physics and quantum mechanics to obtain the most advanced information related to the flow of individuals in increasingly complex transport systems.
Quality travel data is needed both to describe existing situations and to help identify problems related to the management of transport networks. The demand for such data is becoming increasingly important around the world, with 70% of the world’s population living in urban areas by 2050. According to Forbes, 5 out of 10 smart city priorities are closely linked to mobility people: transport, security, new developments, remote areas and smart lighting.
With consolidated operations in Spain and Brazil, and projects underway in Qatar, Sweden, Malaysia and Oman, the funds granted by the FIT will strengthen the company’s growth in high-potential markets such as the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, says Ignacio Barrios.
Ignacio Barrios, CEO
Tél. +41 76 426 02 92