Four new carriers of the CTI Startup Label

16.09.2015 11:35

Four start-ups have been awarded the CTI Startup Label: 3Brain, Fashwell, Konduko and MiniNavident.

The four new carriers of the CTI Startup Label are based in four different cities and they are active in different industries. ICT expertise however plays an important role for all of them.

3Brain GmbH, Landquart
3Brain’s key competences are focused on CMOS integrated bio-sensor arrays for recording extracellular signals from electrogenic cells, networks and tissues, such as in-vitro neuronal networks, brain slices and cardiac tissue preparations. Since 2011, 3Brain manufacturers and distributes the first commercial large scale high resolution Microelectrode Array platform for in-vitro electrophysiology based on active CMOS circuits. 3Brain’s BioCAM represents the most advanced high resolution electrode array platform for in-vitro electrophysiology on large neuronal networks and brain tissues.

3Brain’s technology is the result of several years of developments and of experience on CMOS-MEA chips. After years of incubation and further developments at the Swiss Center of Electronics and Microtechnology (CSEM), 3Brain GmbH was started in February 2011.

Fashwell AG, Zürich
Fashwell AG is a fashion-tech start-up based on a unique expertise in computer vision and image recognition. The company’s vision is to analyze all fashion images online in order to make them ‘shoppable’ and to combine them into one single network. In other words: Fashwell is bridging the gap between inspiration and purchase of fashion products. The company is an spin-off from ETH Zurich and was founded in 2014.

The Fashwell app went live a month ago and can be downloaded from iTunes in Switzerland, Germany, and Austria.

Konduko SA, Nidau
Konduko is a fast-growing start-up company with a solution to track people preferences in mass traffic environments. Particularly adapted for use in professional trade shows, Konduko enables leads to be collected, qualified and analysed in real time, offering advantages for exhibitors, organizers and visitors. Thanks to an original combination of RFID, NFC and IBeacon technologies and business innovations, Konduko allows exhibitors to get information of unprecedented accuracy, boost efficiency and save costs, while engaging real time communication and social interaction with visitors.

The company was founded in May 2013. In June 2015 Konduko announced a new channel partnership with Info Salons, the leading registration partner in the Greater Asian event industry.

MiniNaviDent AG, Basel
MiniNaviDent AG provides a handheld navigation system for the precise implantation of dental implants. The system is miniaturized and includes a tablet computer for real time visualization. It provides a seamless integration of 3D implant planning with the actual surgery. The system called DENACAM will finally allow the implanting surgeon or dentist to fully exploit the advantages of 3D implant planning with full digital patency in real-time and 3D from start to end in a dental implant case.

In March 2015 MiniNaviDent announced the closing of a Series B financing round. The funds will allow the company to further develop, produce and test its navigation system in humans, obtaining the CE Mark and preparing the system for industrialization and serial production.

CTI Start-up enables creative entrepreneurs to realize their innovative business ideas quickly and professionally. Through a three-phase, firmly guided process lasting 6 to 24 months, a dedicated expert will help the venture’s project evolve sufficiently to apply for the CTI Start-up Label. The Start-up Label is a seal of quality, a certificate of achievement, and a sign of credibility and readiness for sustainable growth. It is awarded by the CTI Certification Board that is composed of seasoned entrepreneurs and experts.

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