Voltiris wins the 2023 Startup Champions Seed Night


On April 27th, 2023, more than 500 people attended the Startup Champions Seed Night at the Rolex Learning Center Forum and online - a great success that continues to make the event one of the most important innovation gatherings of the year. And it is Voltiris, a company member of the CleantechAlps network, which won the pitch contest.

From cleantech to medtech, fintech, ICT or watchmaking, the audience discovered the best of the early stage startups from EPFL and beyond. After a thrilling competition during which the 20 startups pitching had only 90 seconds to present their technology, Voltiris won the contest!

Co-founded by Nicolas Weber who pitched on stage and by EPFL alumnus Dominik Blaser, the EPFL startup Voltiris enables greenhouse growers to harvest renewable energy while growing crops, resulting in increased profitability, independence and sustainability.


Isabelle Musy Award

The Isabelle Musy Award supporting women entrepreneurs in the field of science and technology was awarded jointly to Angela Madurga Alonso (from EPFL) for Ananke Therapeutics - the first curative treatment for cardiac fibrosis - and Shanaz Diessler (from UNIL) for SleepSensor - A new system for measuring sleep parameters using a film of various sensors placed on the mattress.

You can find more details about the event and the list of 20 startups here. And the replay of the event is available here.

Source : EPFL