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W.A. de Vigier Prize for NCCR Robotics spin-off

On Wednesday, five Swiss start-ups received the W.A. de Vigier Award, which comes with prize money of 100,000 Swiss francs each. MyoSwiss, an NCCR Robotics spin-off, was one of them. More info here.   

Auke Ijspeert, NCCR Robotics PI, gave a presentation at the annual World Minds event

WORLD.MINDS is a community of leaders in science, the arts and business that are driven by passion and curiosity. WORLD.MINDS meets once a year in Zurich for a closed-door Annual Symposium, and organizes several more intimate “Deep Dives” throughout the year.   Auke Ijspeert, NCCR Robotics PI, gave a presentation during their 2018 Annual Symposium. …

MyoSwiss met W. A. de Vigier’s innovation and personality criteria

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 …

Fotokite, NCCR Robotics spin-off, wins Round II of the GENIUS NY accelerator

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that the winner of the $1 million grand prize from Round II of the GENIUS NY accelerator is Fotokite, a team from Switzerland. The initiative is one of the world’s largest business competitions focused on unmanned systems. ​     GENIUS NY, a year-long business accelerator, awarded six finalist teams a total …