Switzerland, a globally recognized innovative country, has topped the Global Innovation Index for seven (7) consecutive years. With its cutting-edge technology and favorable environment for enterprises, Switzerland has become a fertile ground for global innovation. Recently, IPIEC GLOBAL 2018 Swiss Chapter officially kicked off and has attracted more than 100 swiss startups to join. After the preliminary selection, 10 startup projects gained the chance to present their innovative technologies and products on the stage of IPIEC GLOBAL.
Supported by Venturelab and FONGIT, IPIEC GLOBAL 2018 Swiss Chapter has invited Dr. Christina Vallgren, representative of CERN, University of Geneva, International Management School of IMD, London Business School, School of Science and Technology of University of EPFL, as well as the China-Switzerland Chamber of Commerce, local law firms, startups and other relevant associations and organizations to attend the roadshow.
Amy Chan, Co-founder of WTOIP, mentioned in her opening speech that, Switzerland is a nation of innovation, which topped the Global Innovation Index 2018 released by the European Business School, the World Intellectual Property Organization etc. This is the 8th consecutive years that Switzerland has been the world's top innovator since 2011.
As an innovation connector between China and the world, WTOIP has been attaching great attention to Swiss scientific and technological innovation. WTOIP supported and participated in the opening ceremony of Venture Leaders China 2018 in June, matchmaking event in Shenzhen in September, as well as the Swiss Top 100 event.
Through IPIEC GLOBAL, WTOIP managed to connect Swiss startups with Chinese capital, enterprises, and industrial clusters. In order to better support the projects to launch in China, WTOIP will conduct comprehensive launch guidance and market analysis for the Global Top 30, and organize the International Innovation Bootcamp in the coming December, bringing semi-finalists to Suzhou, Guangzhou, Xi’an, Kunming, Yuxi, Mianyang cities, covering major industrial and commercial cities in China, to enable them to gain direct understanding and contact with various local parts of the country, and to get to know the latest applicable incentive policy for foreign technology projects. Through the contest, WTOIP has established a database of technology demands from leading enterprises, covering AI, big data, new materials, new energy, biomedicine, etc. Contestants with relevant technology are encouraged to match these demands.
The judging panel was made up of highly acclaimed experts including Jordi Montserrat, Executive President of Venturelab AG, and James Martin, Senior consultant of FONGIT Innovation Incubator. Together they have provided constructive feedback to the contestants based on their professional experiences, helping the contestants broaden their professional horizon.
At the end of the roadshow, Insightness Silicon Eye from Insightness AG, Pollen Quality from Amphasys AG, Morphean, and Nanolive from Biowatch went through the contest of 10 projects, who will attend the Semi-final contest in Mianyang, China in early December.
Semi-finalists Selected from IPIEC GLOBAL 2018 Swiss Chapter
Insightness Silicon Eye
Insightness builds spatial AI solutions (Vision Chip & Software) that allow devices to understand the structure of their environment, how things move and where they are located.
This “lab-on-chip” technology allows analysis of almost any kind of single cells from human, animal and plant sources as well as bacteria, yeast and algae. Currently, it focuses on the market development of pollen quality analysis.
They are a video monitoring IoT equipment platform service provider. By using the AI technology, they can constantly improve their intelligent algorithms, predictive detection and platform functions to bring business value to customers.
BIOWATCH is committed to integrating wearable devices with biometrics to simplify identity security verification.
About IPIEC GLOBAL
IPIEC Global is an innovation and entrepreneurship contest to promote revolutionary technologies, and to improve the awareness of the general public about technology trends and IP concepts.