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2017 Israel Diamond Winner

100M small farmers in India LOSE money on average from agriculture, largely due to climate risk. Kheyti changes that through its "Greenhouse-in-a-Box", a low-cost greenhouse kit bundled with services. Our greenhouse fits in 2% of a small farmer’s land, protects crops from external risks and grows 7x food using 90% less water. In addition, we work with partners to offer financing, inputs, training and market linkages, creating a seamless path towards steady incomes >$100/month and out of poverty.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

We are transforming the livestock management industry by using technology to remove fencing and labor from farms. Our proprietary hardware and software solution significantly increase the efficiency and productivity of livestock farms. To maximize the value of a livestock farm, farmers need to optimize grass growth as well as animal headcount per acre. For millennia farmers have done this using a combination of fencing and manual labor. We enhance our customers profits and quality of life.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

At the end of retina surgery, a gas bubble is injected into the eye to tamponade (or affix) the retina in place. To keep the gas bubble (which floats) directed against the back of the eye, patients are required to lay face-down for 1 week or more and cannot see through the gas bubble nor fly until it dissipates. We are developing a optically clear, biodegradable polymer that will remove these lifestyle burdens from patients, as well as improve surgical outcomes and reduce reoperation rates.

2017 Israel Diamond Winner

Severe visual impairment results in a significant decline in mobility and independence, with a huge & growing unmet need of millions. RenewSenses conveys vision through sound to visually impaired people by combining sensory augmentation and computer vision in a wearable device. These IP-protected technologies were tested and validated in the lab of Prof. Amir Amedi at the Hebrew university (co-founder) recruiting the visual cortex of blind people and enabling a new form of sensory experience.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

The Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Films and Game industries are all avid consumers of 3D animations. The development of each of those high-tech projects require extensive production times, dozens of professional animators and millions of hours of work.
Acclaimed by the industry, Mosketch allows professional artists to animate their 3D characters with the stroke of a pen. This disruptive software is extremely intuitive and accelerates the production cycle by 300%.

2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

In CDMX the average time spent commuting is about 2.5h and collective public transportation is perceived as unsafe, inefficient and pricey. Urbvan offers a daily commute transportation system with strategic routes and executive vans, that aims to make commuting in Mexico more efficient, secure and comfortable all through a mobile app. We have a team with experience in successful companies in Mexico working to provide a top service to our clients both technology and service wise.

2017 Mexico Diamond Winner

We are a social enterprise whose mission is to catalyze grow through solar energy.
Just in Mexico, more than 500 thousand households located in rural communities are still using expensive, environmentally damaging and unsafe solutions to have a light at night. Our solution is simple: change those sources for renewable energy SHS and provide better quality illumination with an inclusive financial scheme that helps us to achieve our vision for all Mexicans to have electricity by 2025.

2017 Switzerland Diamond Winner

TasteHit is a Software-as-a-Service user engagement platform for modernizing existing online shops using Artificial Intelligence. It provides online merchants with a suite of data-driven user experience tools for web, mobile and email, to increase the sales performance of their shops. TasteHit increases the shop’s conversion rate by up to 20% and is installed in minutes by any non-technical person. TasteHit's customers include niche retailers, specialized marketplaces and famous fashion brands.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

Off Grid Box is a modular and compact unit that provides renewable energy and treated water in remote areas. We saw that one unit, managed by a local women co-op in a Rwandese village, impacts 1500 people providing Tier 1 electricity and sterilized water with a 20c$/d per family on a Pay-As-You-Go basis (half the current rate).
In less than 2 years, we sold 28 units in 8 Countries to individuals and NGOs.
Add-ons are desalination, wind, and connectivity.

2017 Boston Diamond Winner

For working parents seeking infant childcare, CozyKin is their #1 choice for trusted, personal and developmental care. We match new families based on care needs and location, seamlessly place an incredible CozyKin nanny and nurture the children from both families in one of their homes. Our Montessori development is backed by modern tools, 24/7 customer support and our 100% satisfaction guarantee. Unlike daycares, we provide superior quality of care, shorter commutes and vastly better value.

Gold Winners
2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Novel membranes (PCT, USA patent) for separating hydrogen and oxygen during hydrogen production in alkaline water electrolysers have been developed by a start-up company MEMBRASENZ GmbH. Taking into account the relevance of hydrogen as a future energy career in providing green energy supply for industrial and domestic use and mobility applications, this technology possesses the potential to contribute solving some of the future energy challenges.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

The ChemAlive platform is designed for cheaper and faster access to computed chemical data with no expertise, hardware or software barrier through a SaaS model executable by any chemist on-line. Our system brings machine learning and big data to the chemical and Pharma industry who have a need for accurate reaction metrics to design, predict and understand chemical processes. The speed opens up new markets where interactive accurate data can be used as a sales, marketing and R&D tool.

2017 Israel Gold Winner

Our technology transforms carbon dioxide into impurity-free ethanol for use in consumer products. We do this using only water and sunlight as the other two inputs. At scale, we are both both more profitable and better for the environment than ethanol derived by fermentation, which we achieve while actively removing the most abundant greenhouse gas from our atmosphere.

2017 Israel Gold Winner

Over 300 million people around the world experience daily frustration.
They have lost the use of their hands due to disease, injury or paralysis.
This affects their independence, communication and even the way they relax, watch TV or play games.
We give 300 million people back their freedom with Crescent™ - "Independence in a band".
Crescent™ all day, light, wearable that enables unlimited control over a Computer, Tablet & Smartphone, effectively replacing a mouse or finger on a touch-pad.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Y2Y is building a network of student run homeless shelters for young adults ages 18-24. Young adults are uniquely vulnerable on the streets due to high rates of LGBTQ identity and experience in foster care. Y2Y provides sanctuary to move guests quickly off the streets, surrounding them with resources to facilitate their pathways out of homelessness. Y2Y provides opportunities for guests and volunteers to become the next generation’s leading advocates for youth-driven solutions to homelessness.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Nonspec delivers affordable, adjustable prosthetic limb kits to clinics worldwide. We mass produce easily customizable prostheses that can fit any amputation site. Our initial focus is applying our patented core technology to below knee amputees. Our lightweight device allows the same components to be fit to an 8 and an 18 year old and expand as needed to compensate for patient growth, while maintaining comfort. The device can be fit and adjusted with minimal training and equipment.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

We make low cost, networked radiation detectors for federal and local security departments for detecting nuclear materials to better protect our borders and cities from nuclear threats.

This solution requires a small, low power, cheap, and highly sensitive radiation detector.
We have developed a new method using electronic properties of carbon nanomaterials that can dramatically reduce the size of radiation detectors, increase their performances, lower costs, and enhance portability. 

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Athletes of Valor was inspired by our CEO/founder's difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life, and realization that sports provide the support structure and camaraderie that veterans need when returning home. We are changing the trajectory of veteran's academic lives and careers by presenting unknown opportunities in college sports. The platform is free for service members with hopes to increase veterans' retention/engagement on campus and improve employment outcomes.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

There is a crisis in medical imaging. Current MRI contrast agents (GBCAs) contain toxic gadolinium. GBCAs cause brain deposition of gadolinium in all patients, and pose devastating risks to renally impaired patients. Each year over 4 million very sick patients worldwide must be denied crucial diagnostic imaging, and over 30 million patients are put at risk.
Reveal solves this >$1B problem with a biocompatible gadolinium-free contrast agent that is a safe, direct substitute for GBCAs.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

W8X helps athletes get the most out of their workout. Inspired by robotics, we developed a training system that automatically changes resistance to adapt to a user's needs. The system has the size of a shoebox but provides safer and more effective training than traditional equipment. Controlled through an app, the system tracks metrics and provides valuable feedback. We work with leading coaches and professional athletes to reinvent strength training for the gym and for the home.
*fundraising

2017 Boston Gold Winner

We create functional, line management garments for patients with implanted intravenous lines.
Implanted intravenous lines leave patients at risk for many complications such as infection, dislodgement, and skin breakdown. Managing the lines leads to stress, discomfort, and unnecessary costs for patients, caregivers, hospitals and payers.
Our garments decrease line dislodgement, lower per patient costs, and improve safety and quality of life for patients with implanted lines.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Recent clinical studies proved that consistently introducing food allergens to infants before 6 months old prevents allergies by over 80% (*LEAP, EAT). The trouble is that parents find it scary, inconvenient, and stressful to introduce a range allergens regularly to their infants. We have created a convenient set of organic fruit puree pouches that contain the same amounts of allergens as the breakthrough studies, making it easy and stress-free for parents to prevent allergies.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Dechets a l'Or is a tech-enabled provider of infrastructure services to fast growing cities of West African. We use a proprietary database system to enable city mapping to support service delivery to households and businesses. We collect and process solid waste to produce, fertilizer, energy, and electricity. Dechets a l’Or uses technology to provide better waste collection service, our mission is to make cities cleaner places with brighter futures through professional service delivery.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Lymphatica is a medical device development company that has designed and patented LymphoDrain, a novel implantable system replacing lymphatic vessel draining function. The system is based on magnetically controlled micropumps, and it has been conceived to treat chronic lymphedema, a common side effect of cancer therapies. Currently there is no cure for lymphedema. LymphoDrain represents the first effective solution for more than 10 million lymphedema patients in EU and United States.

2017 Mexico Gold Winner

Totolines is a snack based on corn flour and "chapulin" designed for customers concerned about the environment, boosting the local economy and looking to enjoy a nutritious snack. A portion of Totolines provides the same amount of protein as a portion of tuna, it has no additives and it's a sustainable source of protein. Insects are up to 12 times more efficient than cows.
Totolines is created by two food technologists that aim to boost the consumption of insects providing quality products.

2017 Switzerland Gold Winner

Heart failure as a consequence of myocardial fibrosis is the world’s biggest killer and represents a significant unmet medical need. No therapies currently exist that either directly target the heart or the fibrotic process itself. We have discovered a heart specific regulator of fibrosis – the long noncoding RNA, Wisper. By using our first-in-class proprietary approach to target Wisper, we are able to block myocardial fibrosis and treat heart failure in pre-clinical animal models.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Voatz enables citizens to vote in all kinds of elections or voting events via a smartphone. Past attempts at internet based voting have failed or not gone mainstream due to fundamental concerns around security, auditability and voter anonymity. With Voatz, using biometrics for security and the Blockchain for irrefutability, we are able to tackle all these challenges and significantly streamline the process of voting and identity verification.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

According to the Word Health Organization up to 50% of medications worldwide are substandard or counterfeit. Veripad has created an affordable and portable solution that allows for rapid screening of medication quality. A user would simply place the medication in question onto our chemically pre-treated paper then place the paper in some water. The water then mixes the reagents with the medication to create a unique color pattern which our mobile app interprets.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Miracle Messages helps homeless people record short video messages to their loved ones, and delivers them via social media as a step toward reuniting families. It’s deceptively simple, and it works. To date, our mobile and web apps have reunited 42 people, 14 of whom are now in stable housing. We just received a $200K grant to implement MM at a systems level in SF, and many other cities have reached out after learning about our impact from 350+ articles. Our goal is to reunite 1M people by 2021.

2017 Boston Gold Winner

Adolescent girls globally face many health-related challenges, including inadequate nutrition and anemia, menstruation-related taboos, mental illness, gender-based violence, and teen pregnancy. Adolescence is a critical point of intervention to prevent poor health outcomes later, as these girls are on the cusp of womanhood. Girls Health Champions aims to train adolescent girls in these critical topics and cultivate peer educators who will become health leaders in their schools and communities.

Silver Winners
2017 Israel Silver Winner

MoonRun is shaping the next generation of aerobic experiences, fusing a portable plug-n-play urban-running device with an endless multimedia platform straight into your living room. MoonRun will be positioned as a new indoor aerobic solution in a $5.8B market, replacing for many the cumbersome, monotonous and expensive treadmills, ellipticals and indoor cycles. We will provide developers with simple tools to further create multimedia, virtual reality and gaming worlds of fitness. www.moonrun.com

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

We’re addressing 2 problems with the existing baby food industry:

i) regulatory standards are very low, hence companies use additives such as sugar & starch
ii) the industry is dominated by foreign companies who do not tailor products for local ingredients; meanwhile Mexican foods such as avocado, amaranth & chia are increasingly recognized abroad for their nutritional value, many labeled as “Superfoods”

So we created the 1st locally-inspired, all-natural Mexican baby food company.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

“Dilo en señas” started like a Gaming App to learn Mexican Sign Language (LSM), designed for deaf children, but that all can play; created to improve the language development of deaf children and improve communication between deaf and hearing persons. Now, we offer technological solutions to improve quality of life of deaf people in Mexico, with 4 objectives: Language, Communication, Knowledge and Inclusion. Team: Rocio (hearing), Inclusive Education PhD; and Gerardo (deaf), Technology Engineer

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

IMVERSE is a spin-off from EPFL developing software and providing services for photorealistic Mixed Reality content creation. Our volumetric solutions reduce the time and money spent on pre-production phases of Virtual Reality movies and Hollywood movies by a factor of 10. This is only possible thanks to our proprietary volumetric graphics engine and our easy and fast process to transform a single 360-degree photo, from any camera, into a 3D VR/MR experience with live hologram actors and VFX.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Alogo Analysis SA is a Swiss incorporated company active in sports analytics. At Alogo, we aim to develop innovative statistics for equestrianism that will increase fans engagement and ultimately educate people on the sport. Alogo SHOW a unique patented system enhance fans experience in venue and raise public interest in the discipline. Alogo MOVE sensors analyze horse’s movement and will allow coaches and riders to precisely quantify their performance and thus improve their training.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

We have invented an ingenious patent-pending method for implementing a firewall type functionality into the car network. This is a unique implementation that provides the necessary Intrusion detection and prevention capabilities at the highest level. We call this the "Stamper"
All this without:
-  unnecessary risks/ false positives for the drivers
- long integration time for the customers/OEMs
- additional BOM costs. 
The solution is practical and quick to market

2017 Boston Silver Winner

47% of all dogs over the age of 10 will die from cancer. With current treatment options expensive and potentially leading to negative side effects, VetiVax is a novel, personalized immunotherapy that uses the animals’ own tumor cells to fight the cancer.

Using a surgically excised portion of tumor tissue, we create a series of treatments that are given back to the animal to help stimulate their immune system to fight cancer, safely and inexpensively.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Skillist is building a better job platform for America's skilled workforce. Our platform eliminates lengthy job descriptions and cover letters. Instead, Skillist focuses on the actual skills that candidates have and that companies want, leading to better outcomes for applicants and employers alike.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

There are 7.4 billion unique people in the world, but why are wearables like glasses, goggles, helmets one-size-fits-all? Skelmet is providing scalable mass customized wearable products and solutions, with proprietary A.I. Fit Intelligent Design System, combining state of the art 3D scanning with 3D printing to automatically measure, design, and produce bespoke products. With no inventory or footprint, and producing minimum waste, Skelmet is truly manufacturing at the scale of one.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

ReviveMed is a precision-medicine platform that leverages the data from small molecules or metabolites. ReviveMed technology, which was developed at MIT and published in Nature Methods, uniquely overcomes the difficulty of using a large set of metabolomic data, and transform these data into actionable insight. Currently, we selected a few strategic clients from leading pharma/biotech companies to provide them with drug de-risking, biomarker discovery and therapeutic solutions.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Carriers (e.g., UPS, FedEx, USPS) run overlapping, redundant networks, driving the same streets & making many identical stops each day. This is driven by an outdated, static pricing model that can't price daily network conditions.

OnRout is an optimization platform for parcels. Routing individual parcels to the most efficient carrier for delivery; driving route consolidation, lowering costs for carriers & shippers, & taking trucks off the road.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

The average person spends fifty minutes a day on Facebook, the same amount of a time spent on a typical lunch break. But ironically, 45% of people report eating lunch alone, the highest rate in over fifty years. In this paradoxical state, we are so much more connected and alone at the same time. The solution is to connect with each other, honestly, authentically, face-to-face. We provide a social-networking service that helps users find new platonic relationships, face-to-face.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Cadence is an enterprise event technology focused on helping businesses gather insights from their employees and customers while at events. Our team has been in enterprise SaaS solutions for over 15 years, specifically event-related technology. Ten months ago we set out to create the most modern, visual, accessible, and insightful event technology in the industry. Ten months later, we believe this to be true. We're looking for partners to help us bring Cadence to people's lives.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

People with physical disabilities have little to no access to mobile devices, and thus, a majority are either unable to independently participate in society or are prevented from utilizing integrated services such as transportation schedules, mobile banking, e-commerce, home automation, etc. Our development of an input device which easily allows users to access computers and mobile devices will not only help people live independently but also facilitate higher levels of education and employment.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

10% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea. Current take-home diagnostic devices lack accuracy, reliability, or comfort, whereas the clinical overnight gold standard is costly and uncomfortable. Sleepiz is introducing the world’s first non-contact medical grade screening solution for sleep apnea. With our device, anyone to get medically tested for sleep apnea at home without having to connect any sensors or cables – you won’t even know it’s there.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

Precision vine works with wine producers to provide and integrate remote sensing data into both winemaking and vineyard management. Using drone based platforms and an international network of operators for multi and hyperspectral imaging we offer a vineyard specific data processing service.

Actionable and valuable information is used by both vineyard managers and winemakers alike, solving problems in two distinctive parts of the value added chain.

2017 Switzerland Silver Winner

We believe the world would be better if consumers started doing their groceries the right way. To make this vision a reality, we need to make it easy for people to eat well and smart.

We created the supermarket 3.0 based on a sustainable and decentralized business-model. No food waste, no packaging, ultimate freshness and same day delivery for more than 800 products, originating from a blend of 30 local artisans.We started in September 2016 in Geneva area and are already break-even.

2017 Boston Silver Winner

Built on a donation-based business model, our innovative and transformable products provide solutions for the immediate needs of displacement, while also being relevant in today’s consumer outerwear market. Our clothing is designed for on-the-go or high-risk situations; this includes wearable shelters, high-visibility jackets, among many others. ADIFF brings attention back to the original purpose of clothing, while creating aid and awareness for global displacement.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

GooseWay, a confidential platform that helps teachers in the kindergarten to manage all the administrative and communication activities in an easy and simple way.
We are focusing on the MENA region, with its highest population growth rates in the world, and a 14 billion dollar market for pre-school education, with our fermium model we will increase our market penetration. And we will achieve that with our passionate, full of potential and experience team

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Trueke is a social enterprise whose aim is to bring a different approach of traveling, where the traveller can get involved with communities, cooperate with them while acquiring new experiences and knowledge from their culture, traditions and productive processes.
We offer well organized, planned and safe trips around Mexico. We seek to provide the best trip option for travelers that intend to have a more rewarding experience, rather than playing a role of external spectator to reality.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Swap is a free-for-download app, available on both the App and Play Store, that allows users to pay anyone on their contact list (as long as they have a phone number or email of the person they wish to pay) using any credit or debit card. If the person receiving the payment doesn't have the app, s/he will receive a link to a page where they can enter their bank details in order to receive the money immediately.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

50% of Mexicans have visual acuity problems. Yet, people roam the streets with broken glasses, outdated prescriptions, or even worse, without glasses. Why? There is a disconnection between the current offer and the huge demand. High prices, poor service, and outdated delivery to a digital generation. Our service starts with optometrists who arrive at people’s doorsteps. We offer the entire range of products, with 48hr delivery, fair prices, 9.3 NPS quality service, and an online visual profile.

2017 Mexico Silver Winner

Fáctico creates technology that empowers citizens and helps promote freedom of speech. We develop mobile apps designed to help journalists and citizens create geolocalized, newsworthy content. Our app Supercívicos app geolocalices videoreports made by citizens and classifies them, to create huge database to help governments and communities transform our cities. From text to video, we passionately believe that anyone has the power to tell a story and change their community using his mobile device

2017 Israel Silver Winner

Women in India have to walk miles to protect their dignity while relieving themselves. Girls usually drop-out of the school without a well-functioning toilet and similar is the story of over 800 Million Indians, mostly women. To combat this, SUKRITI has designed a smart prefab toilet cabin which depends very little on manual intervention for maintenance. It is automated for self-cleaning & self- maintenance, consumes 90% less fresh water, treats and reuses the waste on-site, and works on solar.

2017 Israel Silver Winner

OtheReality will eradicate prejudice and discrimination across the globe by leveraging VR tech through the education system allowing students to experience social situations and to "walk a mile in someone's shoes". e.g., enabling a male student to see the world through the eyes of a female student, Jew as Arab or White as Black. This immersive exposure, directed to the digital generation, will lead to a meaningful dialogue in class, which in turn, will promote empathy learning and social change

2017 Israel Silver Winner

Clidrotech developed a new system that provides solutions for the $2B/year market of "on board scale solutions"
On board scale solutions are used for many years to help fleet managers to optimize their fleet efficiency and safety.
the existing solutions of "on board scale" use either load cell or strain gauge or air pressure sensors, all these solutions are intrusive.
Our solution is a passive sensor that provides onboard scale at a better durability and accuracy at a much lower cost

2017 Boston Silver Winner

UrSure Inc. aims to prevent HIV by driving adherence to the drug, PrEP. If taken daily, PrEP is 99% effective at preventing HIV infections in non-infected individuals. Nationwide, PrEP adherence is estimated between 20 and 50%, but UrSure Inc. has driven adherence to over 70% in its HIV prevention clinic in Philadelphia through its urine tests. UrSure’s urine tests are noninvasive and painless, cheaper, more accurate, and have a faster turnaround time than alternative PrEP tests.

Startups
2017 Switzerland Finalist

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that tends to accumulate in buildings. It is the second cause of death by lung cancer worldwide. A new legal framework drastically reduces the level of radon allowed in all European countries: millions of buildings will be above the limit. Today’s radon measurements are inefficient and time consuming. To overcome this problem we propose a network of detectors based on CERN technology which are efficient, SMART connected and affordable.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Our purchases shape the world.

Evocco gives you the power to act now. One purchase at a time, we can now shape our world for the better.

We show the environmental, ethical, health, and social impact of every product.

Our smart phone app and ecommerce plug-in are based on food data from the scientific and research community, broken down into actionable steps to help us minimise the negative impact of what we buy.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Concrete is the second most used consumed substance in the world but it is considered a boring, dull, simple product which is commonly used in its basic gray formulation. We help the design community to know all the amazing attributes and benefits that can be achieved by combining cement, water and aggregates making unique and complex forms. Designers, artists and architects can learn and use this product and open their minds into new products and solutions with our high quality and experience.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Finerio is the first automated and free personal finance management platform in Mexico, capable of connecting your bank accounts to keep all your information in one place, categorize transactions, track your expenses, and budget automatically, so you can be on top of your personal finances and save money. Based on your spending habits and financial goals, Finerio can recommend the appropriate financial products from partner banks and fintechs in order to both monetize and save the user money.

2017 Mexico Finalist

Bussi is the first van pooling service for commuters in Latam. We provide a unique experience for commuters from point A to point B within megacities. We are an innovative on-demand transport solution that bridges technology with excess capacity in local markets. We move people from A to B using the existing capacity with crowdsourced routes (tech enabler). We empower people to create routes that do not exist to accommodate their needs.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Between 125’000 and 250’000 people suffer every year a spinal cord injury leading to a permanent paraplegia. TWIICE is a modular and customizable exoskeleton for walking assistance that allows mobility impaired people to regain independence in their daily activities. The device was designed to meet a variety of pathologies, symptoms, morphologies, and expectations. The technology is being developed at the Laboratoire de Systèmes Robotiques at EPFL.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

We provide an innovative software, training and service platform to analyze energy related data. It supports industries and facility management companies to automate and optimize the management, the usage and the maintenance of their assets or services. What are the advantages? You can reduce the costs and the complexity of your processes; you can improve your energy efficiency up to 25%; you can guarantee the optimal functioning of your plant by detecting malfunctioning in advance.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Sportskred is empowering inspiring athletes to use their social media presence to support their careers and achieve their maximum potential. With Sportskred, athletes can connect with brands to work on digital sponsorship campaigns. By promoting brands on the athletes’ social media channels, companies can reach, communicate, and engage with their target audiences in an effective, authentic, and organic way; while athletes obtain the financial support needed to focus on their passion.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

SoulSpice is the new organic spice company for people who care about good food with a good purpose.
We work directly with farmers in the best spice growing regions, free of any contamination or additions, to offer the finest quality. We help the farmers – often amongst the poorest in the world - to secure their livelihoods free of poverty.
Through a network of food companies and chefs, we develop fantastic tasting and healthy spice mixes for consumers. Because spices are the soul of food!

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Securaxis aims to offer the first global security and safety companion for companies, organizations and individuals to travel safely using big data and machine learning. By extracting relevant data from readily available sources (news feeds, databases, social networks), Securaxis draws analytical information fast and efficiently and stream it to a web dashboard and to smartphones.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

BP's oil rig, the Deepwater Horizon, exploded in 2010, causing one of the worst environmental disasters in history and costing BP an estimated $60B. Like most man-made disasters, this was caused by incubating risks and could have been averted. RiskTalk takes an innovative, simple, bottom-up approach to risk reporting. We’ve created an intuitive platform to crowdsource risks. We empower employees to flag risks, issues and anomalies- that are then tracked through action, mitigation and resolution.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Oqtor allows you to create graphic designs in a faster, more efficient and data driven way with the help of an AI who will make sense of your company’s data in order to suggest you a “smart template” that will be entirely personalized, easily-editable and targeted for your needs.

We are a data company in the design field, and our aim is to fundamentally change the way we design things by mapping the relationship from conception to impact.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

What if amputees could walk with their prostheses without feeling pain? What if such a service was available worldwide, for an affordable price? This is the world that Nextep envisions and wants to bring to life. We devise innovative 3D printing solutions to provide high quality tailored prosthetics at low cost for the first time. Amputees experience true comfort, drastically reducing the pain they are used to endure.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Conventional troponin tests are not sensitive enough and require multiple tests over 12 hours to detect heart attack, and are not portable for use outside of the hospital. Mobiosense has developed HERO, a portable, high sensitivity troponin test that allows hospitals to rule in/out heart attack in just 3 hours, and allows for use in ambulances to begin the diagnostic protocol at the patient's side immediately, greatly reducing ER overcrowding and directing patients to the correct path of care.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

LEDsafari SA is targeting sustainability education & training in schools & education institutes. Our first product is an innovative solar kit which is already in the market and sold 15,000 last year in 15 countries via its online platform. We have developed state-of-art learning platform and created ready-to-use content using high quality animation, graphics and games. We will use AR & mobile tech in future. We want to empower future generation to tackle climate change and live a greener life.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

We want to close loop by mimicking nature, because in nature everything is reused. We are a waste valorisation company that strives for the full reuse of all discarded material.

Our first project valorises used coffee grounds of which 271kg are produced in Lausanne daily. Our process is threefold. First, we collect the coffee from local restaurants. Then, we use the coffee grounds to grow gastronomic oyster mushrooms. Lastly, after harvest, we reuse the coffee once more to produce fertiliser.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Komed Health is a state of the art messaging platform purposeful build for hospital use. Komed Health enables secured instant medical team communication, which is accessible on iOS, Android and Desktop. The application eases, bundles and organizes real-time communication between medical teams making other forms of in-hospital communication such as fixed phones, pagers, faxes and emails obsolete over time. The application is integrated seamlessly with existing clinical systems.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

One third of all food produced globally ends up being thrown away. As two thirds of the food thrown away could have been avoided, it has detrimental impacts on an economical and environmental level.

KITRO aims to tackle this problem by providing restaurants with a fully automatic food waste management solution. Using a hardware and software we measure the food waste and give suggestions, so that restaurants can reduce their overall food waste and costs.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Jobgator gives applicants an edge in the application process by telling candidates how to write their resume, thus increasing chances of being found by recruiters.

Jobgator evaluates resumes for exact keyword matches between an applicant's resume and a job description they are applying for and then provides pointed suggestions to improve the resume. The Jobgator search delivers filtered jobs based on keyword driven results and on their cultural background and beliefs.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

infinight is the TripAdvisor of nightlife: an app that enables everyone to find the best bars, clubs and events depending on their tastes, favorite music types, geographical position or budget. But it's more than that: infinight also offers a professional marketing solution for venue owners to directly promote their events, sell their tickets and engage their community through push messages all in one place.
The app is available in all of Europe's biggest cities and has more than 30'000 users.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

Paying online with cards is obsolete. eCommerces are paying too much fees as they rely on expensive legacy payment networks & receive their funds from 24h to several days later. Consumers share their card details on every transaction, which is unsafe & inconvenient.
eBankingPayment enables bank account to bank account direct and instant credit transfers, skipping all intermediaries. Consumers pay securely using our app & ecommerces receive funds instantly on their bank account for cheaper.

2017 Switzerland Finalist

There are around 25M women each year seeking to get pregnant. The average age of first childbirth in EU has risen to above 30 years. Having kids later in life is more difficult. Our product monitors and predicts fertility by measuring urine hormonal test strips with the phone's camera. The app is made easy to accompany you along the entire journey to conceive. The fertility is personalised, works from the first month, and is not based on 'guesstimations'. We use real hormonal values.

2017 Israel Finalist

Virtuality creates a new shopping experience on VR, that allows customers
to interact naturally with products using only their hands, view from every
angle and customize the product in the VR.
To do that we had to overcome a know VR problem called depth misperception. While others try to solve it using hardware, we developed a software that creates a prediction of the user’s real intentions and bends
the virtual reality, so his faulty actions and misperceptions won’t hurt the experience.

2017 Israel Finalist

90% of brain development occurs by age 5; research shows thatthe language children experience by age 5 profoundly impacts their brain development, IQ, self-esteem, and success. Talklet empowers parents to influence their children's brain development by offering parents engaging, brain-building content based on their child’s age and interests; it uses voice recognition and machine learning algorithms to give parents metrics and personalized feedback for understanding and improving their impact.

2017 Israel Finalist

Gooster is an A.I. powered concierge, helping hotels increase revenue, engagement and guest satisfaction while their guests discover the city and have an unforgettable urban experience under the hotel's brand.

The hotel gets data about their guests they don't have until now and have an effective way of engaging with their guests, especially when they are outside of the hotel.

Messaging is the #1 thing people do on their phones, and this is THE way for the hotel to reach them.

2017 Israel Finalist

In response to a dramatic rise in safety & security threats around the world, we created a cutting-edge alert and crisis management system that is easy to install, implement and affordable to all.
Schools and public buildings are our first priority, where a mix of smart sensors and software send instant alerts, provide critical communication and management tools to survive or prepare for today's dangers. All at a fraction of the cost of existing solutions.

2017 Israel Finalist

Extreme Simulations developed simulation devices which provide performance indicators for Military & Medical organizations & improve their ability to save lives.
The company's products react to treatment in real time, measure and grade first Responders capabilities and provide a benchmark for organizational effectiveness in dealing with emergency incidents. All our products are validated by MSR at Shiba Hospital. Among our clients: The IDF, United Rescue, Ariel University.

2017 Boston Finalist

We want to keep people out of the hospital by preventing disease using vaccines and immunity enhancing therapeutics. Our patented delivery system is differentiated because it’s non-toxic, economical to make and easy to purify. We are seeking funding to complete a clinical trial for our lead influenza vaccine candidate and to test our technology in other diseases. There are many opportunities to apply our platform technology in infectious diseases, allergy and cancer.

2017 Boston Finalist

Today’s submit-and-sell model of traditional publishing keeps poets in the dark and readers at a distance. The system is costly and stressful for serious poets and prioritizes editors’ decisions, not diverse tastes and total talent. Trubadour restores the focus back to writing and places poets and readers in control. Our share-and-connect, mobile platform grows audiences by enabling personal networks built on quality poems—and by applying both human and algorithmic curation for poem discovery.

2017 Boston Finalist

I am a vascular surgeon and every day I see new patients suffering from, “I have a hole in my leg and it just won’t heal.” Leg wound treatment is prolonged and healing takes many months and tens or even hundreds of healthcare visits for dressing changes. Unfortunately, the appointments for wound dressing changes are often scheduled based on routine rather than objective data. SuraMedical is the only company building a wearable which will remotely monitor the status of these dressings.