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 2021, FIT supported 45 projects for a total amount of 6.97 million Swiss francs.

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A FIT Digital Seed loan of CHF 50'000 for School Rebound to improve children's handwriting

Founded in 2021, School Rebound has developed Dynamilis to help children overcome their learning difficulties. The Digital Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the start-up to validate its subscription business model, find the best acquisition channel and continue the development of Dynamilis.


Droople receives 500'000 CHF for its decentralized water intelligence platform.

To face the growing need to preserve and improve water management, Internet of Things (IoT) helps us improve how people use, conserve, and value water. Droople came up with the idea of a smart edge device at any point of use which allows for decentralized water monitoring at the last mile grid. Founded in 2018 and established as part of EPFL’s Incubator La Forge, Droople will use the Tech Growth loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) to develop its machine learning capabilities.

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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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