Drone company Flyability raises EUR 7 million to accelerate its global expansion
The Vaud-based indoor inspection drone company and EPFL spin-off, Flyability, has raised EUR 7 million to accelerate its global expansion. Since its foundation in 2014, Flyability has grown to become the leading indoor inspection drone company with over 500 customers, 100 employees and a network of over 50 resellers worldwide. With its technology, the company […]
Underwater robotics start-up Hydromea to collaborate with oil giant Total
Vaud-based start-up Hydromea, which develops underwater robots, has received the endorsement of the Innovation Center for the Offshore Industry for a multi-million dollar project. The Offshore Industry Innovation Center (OGTC), based in Aberdeen, Scotland, has announced that it is supporting Hydromea, an EPFL spin-off, on a six-year, multi-million Swiss franc project comprising four phases. The […]
Y-Parc fintech start-up NetGuardians raises CHF 17 million to fight online fraud
Fintech company NetGuardians, renowned for its smarter AI-based enterprise risk platform for combating banking fraud, has successfully completed a new round of funding. Investors include Pictet Group and ACE & Company. The global coronavirus pandemic has accelerated digitization among banks, opening up new channels for servicing customers. It has also meant that many more millions […]
Start-up Involi to become a key player in Canada’s drone air traffic management
Air traffic awareness systems specialist Involi has been chosen by NAV Canada to deploy its infrastructure on telecom antennas and towers to create air corridors for the development of drone flights.
Trust Valley : Western Switzerland’s center of expertise on digital trust and cybersecurity has officially launched
An alliance for excellence in the field of cybersecurity, supported by multiple public, private and academic players, the “Trust Valley” has officially been launched. Trust Valley brings together the cantons of Vaud and Geneva, the Swiss Confederation, academic institutions and leading companies to build a center of expertise and foster the creation of innovative projects […]
Vaud-based cybersecurity specialist Kudelski partners with Amazon
The American e-commerce giant Amazon has chosen the Vaud-based encryption and secure access specialist Kudelski to perform cybersecurity tests on its virtual assistant Alexa. Nowadays, manufacturers can connect their devices to the Alexa voice speaker system or integrate Amazon’s assistant directly into their products. This integration requires that their devices undergo a series of tests […]
An international Centre of Digital Innovation to be established in Geneva
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the United Arab Emirates have signed an agreement to establish a new center for digital innovation and transformation in Geneva. Known as I-CoDI, this new center to be based in Geneva will help ITU Members, Sector Members and other key stakeholders to integrate […]
Vaud-based digital asset custody start-up METACO raises $17 million
METACO, the leading provider of security-critical digital asset infrastructure for financial institutions, has announced a Series A round of $17 million. This funding will drive the next phase of METACO’s growth in sales, product, and partnerships on an international level.
Switzerland’s Trust Valley : leading the way in international digital governance
The cantons of Vaud and Geneva are joining forces to launch the Trust Valley, a public-private partnership aimed at promoting excellence in the areas of digital trust and cybersecurity in the Lake Geneva region. The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated the digital transition of the economy and highlighted its reliance on critical digital infrastructures and services. […]
The first quantum smartphone integrates a technology made in Geneva
Using Geneva’s ID Quantique quantum random number generator technology, Samsung and SK Telekom will launch the first quantum consumer smartphone. Samsung, SK Telecom and ID Quantique partnered to release a custom edition of the Galaxy A71 5G – the Galaxy A Quantum, the world’s first QRNG-powered 5G smartphone – which will feature a Quantum Random […]
Scale-ups Flyability and Pix4D team up to model interiors with a drone
The anti-collision drone manufacturer Flyability and the aerial image processing and transformation software developer Pix4D are joining forces to add a Pix4Dmapper photogrammetry module – the industry leading solution – to the Elios 2 rough terrain inspection robot.
Neuchâtel seeks to increase the population’s understanding of blockchain technology
Although companies are increasingly integrating blockchain into their projects, this technology remains a challenging one for citizens. With his NEDAO project, Fabio Bonfiglio intends to change that.
Crypto Valley: official launch of the Western Switzerland Chapter
Switzerland is a blockchain nation : the cluster of blockchain companies and foundations extends far beyond the borders of the small town of Zug where it originated, encompassing the whole country. The Crypto Valley Association is now officially connecting Zug with Western Switzerland.
Launch of the Swiss Cybersecurity Specialist federal certificate
The new professional profile of Cybersecurity Specialist with a federal certificate was officially launched on 11 November 2019, with the aim of turning future graduates into ICT security experts. The new national Cyber Security Specialist Certificate provides training for specialists so that they can acquire practical skills to effectively manage cyber risks. After the approval […]
Vacheron Constantin uses blockchain to authenticate its watches
To combat counterfeiting and guarantee authenticity throughout the lifespan of its timepieces, the world’s oldest manufacturer of fine watches has adopted a certification process supported by the blockchain technology.
Aero41 develops a drone for the protection of crops
Located in the canton of Vaud, halfway between the Valais and Vaud vineyards, close to the technological hubs at the forefront of robotics and IT technology of the future, Aero41 is a new structure created to develop drone-based crop protection in Switzerland.
Switzerland takes the lead around the safe integration of drones
As industry and regulatory stakeholders across Europe work to establish a framework for pan-European drone regulations, some countries and regions have taken the lead in terms of establishing how manned and unmanned aircraft will be able to safely interact.
Kudelski launches a Blockchain Security Center
Kudelski Security, the cybersecurity division of the Kudelski Group based in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, has announced the launch of its Blockchain Security Center (BSC), making available its cryptography expertise to the rapidly evolving blockchain developer community.