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Indoor inspection drones of Flybotix get a Tech Growth Loan
Founded in 2019, EPFL startup Flybotix develops a drone based on a proprietary propulsion and steering technology that brings disruptive changes to the market of indoor industrial inspection drones. The novel drone doubles the flight-time compared to competition and is quieter than a lawn mower. The Tech Growth loan of CHF 400’000 from FIT completes a fundraising round of one million Francs that Flybotix closed in March 2021.
Democratising robotics with artificial intelligence
The difficulty of programming robots makes the technology inaccessible to many companies, especially the small batch manufacturers that define Swiss industry. AICA, a new AI-driven software co-founded by Professor Aude Billard, Lukas Huber, and Dr. Baptiste Busch, aims to change that.
A Tech Seed loan to Oryl Photonics to accelerate drug development
The vast majority of drugs on the market are poorly soluble, meaning that their ability to dissolve in a solvent is not optimal, which causes them to be poorly absorbed, behave unpredictably, and may even induce an undesirable immune response. The EPFL startup Oryl Photonics composed of has tackled this problem by developing a novel device to rapidly and efficiently measure the solubility of substances at an affordable price. A very worthwhile workaround, given that in Switzerland one in two people over the age of 15 takes at least one medicine every week! Such is the importance of the solution developed by Oryl Photonics, which FIT is now supporting with a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000.