Key figures

Since its creation in 1994, the FIT has provided a financial support of more than 33 million Swiss francs. About 350 projects have been submitted to the FIT, which has granted 195 loans to 161 innovative companies.

125 companies are still in activity in Switzerland, which represents a survival rate of 74%. Many of these startup’s projects have become strong job-creative companies (cf. chart below).

More than 1’300 jobs have been created in Switzerland so far, which represents about 10 FTE by company on average. The majority of the supported companies is still undergoing change, developing products with big growth potential, and currently in the process of raising funds.

Out of the 100 best start-ups in Switzerland, FIT is overwhelmingly represented with 21 supported start-ups and 3 in the top 5.

L.E.S.S (2) / Flyability (3) / Mindmaze (5) / Gamaya (6) / BestMile (7) / Lunaphore Technologies (9) / Amal Therapeutics (14) / Insolight (18) / DEPsys (21) / CombaGroup (22) / ScanTrust (24) / G-Therapeutics (29) / DistalMotion (33) / Cellestia Biotech (36) / Biowatch (38) / Akselos (42) / Intento (59) / Nanolive (63) / Rovenso (66) / Artmyn (79) / Monito (92)

Since 1994

195 loans given to 161 companies

35 Grants

125 companies are still in activity in Switzerland

More than 33 million francs of financial support

More than 1’300 jobs created in Switzerland

IN 2017

7 Grant

13 Seed loans

8 Growth loans

46 application files received

Near 2,5 millions francs of reimbursement

5,9 millions francs of financial support

Out of the 5 best start-ups in Switzerland, 3 companies supported by the FIT

21 companies supported in the Top 100 2017 of Swiss start-ups

More than 50 millions francs raised in 2017 by companies supported by the FIT

Top 5 companies

Top 5 Job-creating companies in Canton de Vaud at 31.12.2017 (Supported by FIT)