From the Laboratories to The Market: Academia-Industry Training 2018 in Switzerland

From Brazil to Switzerland, from the laboratories to the market! The participants of the Academia-Industry Training closed the cycle of the fifth edition of the program in Switzerland. The week of activities, held in April 2019, included more rounds of training, presentations and technical visits. The first week of AIT2018 took place in Brazil in November 2018, with the participation of entrepreneurs and researchers – 10 Brazilian and 10 Swiss. At the end of each training week, a final session of Pitchings tests the evolution of each startup’s presentations.

The winners of the Final Pitching Session in Switzerland were:



  • 1st Marcos Valadares (Pluricell / USP)
  • 2nd Ana Ferronato (NetWord / IFFluminense)
  • 3rd Fabiana Noronha Dornelles (Tech Pain / UFSC).

Many thanks to our partners and speakers in Switzerland: Angela Honegger, Bamboo Capital Partners, Basel University Hospital, Bettina Hein, CERN, DayOne Accelerator, Deep Cube, Diego Probst, EPFL, ETH ieLab Pioneer, Fellow Startups, Impact HUB Basel, Impact HUB Geneva, Innovation Alliances, Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen, Lunaphore, Mass Challenge, Michel Jordi, Municipal Council City of Zürich, Swiss Federal Institute, Swiss Research Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (University of St.Gallen), Swiss Startup Factory Zürich, Syngenta Foundation, and Wyss Foundation.

Check out the Academia-Industry Training Brazil 2018 Review.

The AIT is an initiative of swissnex Brazil and the University of St. Gallen, in collaboration with the National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq) and the Ministry of Science, Technology, Innovation and Communications (MCTIC).