MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of innovators, today announced the top 12 startup finalists from its 2020 program. These startups will now participate in a final round of judging, where they will compete for equity-free cash awards and other in-kind prizes worth CHF 500,000. The 2020 MASSCHALLENGE SWITZERLAND TOP 12 FINALISTS are :
AEROPOWDER (United Kingdom): Created pluumo, the world’s first sustainable thermal packaging material made from surplus feathers, designed for food deliveries.
DePoly (Switzerland): We can close the loop of PET recycling, saving 2000 gallons of gasoline/ton of plastic & reduce the energy to make new PET bottles by 66%.
Exomys – Augmented Humanity GmbH (Austria): Develops passive exoskeletons for industrial application. Our goal is to rise productivity and prevent occupational diseases.
IBISA (Luxembourg): Enables the next generation of insurance for agriculture harnessing the use of satellite data and blockchain.
Limula (Switzerland): Our automated manufacturing platform enables the production of personalised cell therapy at scale, directly at the patient bedside.
Naturbeads (United Kingdom): Replaces fossil-fuel based polluting plastic microbeads with natural and biodegradable cellulose beads.
Neustark (Switzerland): Creates climate positive construction materials by turning CO2 into minerals.
Orange Fiber (Italy): Is the Italian company that patented and manufactures sustainable and innovative fabrics from citrus juice by-products.
Readily3D (Switzerland): Readily3D develops the fastest 3D bioprinters in the world.
SGMA (Sol-Gel Materials & Applications) (United Kingdom): SGMA barrier coating replaces plastic in potecting fibre &metal packaging. It is 100% plastic free, biodegradable, compostable & recyclable.
TechnoCarbon (France): Disruptive technologies create a path forward towards sustainable architecture, industry and cities, protecting climate & life.
Urban Connect (Switzerland): We deliver an ecosystem of shared low carbon vehicles to corporates that meets all their mobility needs.