Bulletin #2 – June 2022
SIH Bulletin #2
👋 Welcome to the second Science Innovation Hub Bulletin.
Several times a year, we will bring you news on innovative fields with entrepreneurial potential, innovation ecosystems, and recent breakthroughs of SIH's projects.
Welcome to the new subscribers who joined us last months. Let's build together an entrepreneurial community! Feel free to forward the Bulletin to your colleagues, team and friends.
We wish you a nice and innovative summer! 😎☀️
ICT 1st Place
RefFIT delivers disruptive software for the material industry to efficiently analyze spectroscopy data.
👏 Congrats to the team!
Trends in innovation
👀 Technology transfer is the key to bringing academic discoveries into the real world, especially for the creation of spin-offs. Andrea Crottini, head of EPFL's Technology Transfer Office, comments on the challenges but also the rewards for researchers who dare to embark on entrepreneurship.
This Q&A is published on Nature Communication. – Credit photo: Dr. Andrea Crottini
📌 Life Sciences and Cleantech are still high topics in term of amount of Series A deals and Exits, but 2022 exhibits very strong increases for AI&BD (Artificial Intelligence & Big Data), Blockchain, Fintech, AMR (Advanced Manufacturing and Robotics) or Gaming. The last Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2022 of Startup Genome details this phenomenon.
Over the last 5 years, there have been developments such as 70% for AMR, 91% for Blockchain or 53% for AI & BD in term of sarly-Stage findings deals.
These topics are significantly represented in the faculty of science: AMR at the Department of Quantum Matter Physics for example, security aspects for Blockchain at the GAP-Quantum Theory and AI at the Computer Science department and the Department of Astronomy for instance.
Build alliances and find benefactors
An interesting article published in HBR, describing that one of the keys to success is not having co-founders, but rather co-creators.
Our last events
Entrepreneurship in quantum wonderland
Workshop about Quantum computing and Qiskit. Given by Sasha Lazarevic (IBM).
💻 How to program and distribute open source Python projects. Given by Denis Rosset (GAP).
Meet the Hub
🤝 It was the opportunity to meet and talk about your projects. See you on September!
🔭 We learn from swiss innovation expert how to innovate in astro. Co-organised with the NCCR PlanetS.
SIH x GAIN Impact Demo Day
💰 It was the opportunity for our early-stage projects to pitch in front of investors!
To go further
To keep in mind
👋 See you soon and enjoy your holidays, or at least the summer!
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