The jury of the W. A. De Vigier has revealed the top 10 candidates to proceed to the final stage of the competition. Besides their innovative products, this year’s selection laid emphasis on the CEOs’s personality. Five winners will be announced and each awarded CHF100’000.
From over 220 submitted projects, the jury picked the Top 16 companies from which the Foundation Board chose the Top 10. The startups offer solutions such as artificially intelligent hearing aids, wearable muscles and cables that are unparalleled in their longevity and flexibility.
In addition to groundbreaking products, the personality of the CEO played an important role in the run for the W.A. de Vigier Award. “Not only do we want to support ground-breaking products but we also aim to invest in outstanding people, who will shape the next generation of Swiss entrepreneurs”, explains Regular Buob, CEO of the W.A. de Vigier Foundation.
MyoSwiss, an NCCR Robotics spin-off, is one of the Top 10.