The EPFL Innovation Park supports disruptive innovations and the transfer of technologies of the EPFL and other regional academic partners. It provides flexible office space, training, acceleration and coaching services to 250 high-tech companies: start-ups, SMEs and R&D centres of large companies. Together with its partners and a dynamic community of venture capital firms, experts and service providers, the Innovation Park is positioned as the main pole of entrepreneurship in Western Switzerland.
Over 1.3 million individual customers as well as some 24,000 companies are insured with Groupe Mutuel. Its overall turnover exceeds CHF 5.6 billion.
In addition to compulsory health insurance (LAMal/KVG) and supplemental insurance (LCA/VVG), customers can choose from an extensive range of life insurance plans to cover risks and provide for their individual retirement benefits, as well as from a range of patrimony insurance solutions (legal protection, private liability insurance and household contents insurance). Moreover, Groupe Mutuel insurers provide daily allowance insurance to companies, pursuant to LAMal/KVG and LCA/VVG, as well as compulsory accident insurance (LAA/UVG). Groupe Mutuel also manages Groupe Mutuel Prévoyance-GMP pension fund.
The Embassy’s Swissnex team is part of the Swiss global network connecting Switzerland and the world in education, research and innovation. Our mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent. We thereby contribute to strengthen Switzerland's profile as a world-leading science and innovation hotspot.
FemTech Analytics (FTA) is a strategic analytics agency focused on relatively young yet already treated as the next big market disruptor FemTech market, which embraces the cornerstone subsectors such as Longevity for women, Mental Health & Healthy Lifestyle, Reproductive Health, and General Healthcare. The range of activities includes research and in-depth analysis on major areas of high potential in the FemTech industry, maintaining profiling of companies and governmental agencies based on their innovation potential and business activity, and providing consulting and analytical services to advance the FemTech sector.
Fermata accelerates the development of the FemTech ecosystem and a community that celebrates diversity in society, creates a place for women to share their concerns and issues related to their bodies, curates FemTech products from around the world and provides solutions in Asia.
Ferring Pharmaceuticals is a research-driven, specialty biopharmaceutical group committed to helping people around the world build families and live better lives. Ferring is a leader in reproductive medicine and maternal health, and in specialty areas within gastroenterology and urology.
Joyance Partners is the first venture fund focused on finding and growing new companies that deliver Delightful Moments derived from science. Delightful Moments are part of all human experience: the small, but powerful, separations from the daily humdrum when we feel stronger, calmer, more joyful, more in control, more distant from pain and anxiety.
Now, emerging science and technology present the potential to deliver these experiences. Science can help individuals be a bit happier, which can lead to greater health. Or a little healthier, which can lead to greater potential for happiness. It is a new, transformative cycle of human experience.
This new science of health and happiness ranges from transforming the human organism (genetics, bioscience), to creating new forms of human chemistry (the microbiome), to reading, understanding or altering our minds (neuroscience), to expanding human experience (virtual and augmented reality), and even to altering what we eat and drink (next-generation food) and how we interact with one another (emergent community).
It is a new, transformative cycle of human experience that we see as one of the greatest investment opportunities in decades, a $15 Trillion market opportunity.
Swissnex is an initiative of the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation and is part of the Confederation’s network abroad managed by the FederalDepartment of Foreign Affairs. The activities of Swissnex are based on a collaborative approach, relying on public and private partnerships and funding.
Swissnex collaborates with a broad spectrum of partners related to international research and innovation. Their mission is to support the outreach and active engagement of their partners in the international exchange of knowledge, ideas and talent.
Women of Wearables (WoW) is a leading global organisation aiming to inspire, connect, and support women and allies in emerging technologies such as wearable tech, IoT, health tech, and everything in between.
With headquarters in London (UK) and more than 20,000 members located around the globe, WoW has become a global movement that supports its growing community through events, mentorship, educational programs, and collaboration with its network of local collaborators and partners. Our members are startup founders, designers, technologists, industry experts, researchers, bloggers, journalists, investors, and many more.