Swiss Innovation Night

A discovery event to celebrate the Year of Swiss Innovation in India by showcasing the best startups coming out of Swiss labs

Event Details


Movenpick Hotel and Spa
Near BEL Circle, Bangalore, Karnataka India


October 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Swiss Innovation Night is the curtain raiser event to Lift India 2015.

To celebrate the Year of Swiss Innovation in India, business communities and entrepreneurs from India & Switzerland will gather together to discover the best technologies coming out of Swiss labs. The evening aims to bring together our key partners (CEOs & key people/guests), startup incubator heads, academia, investors and members of the Swiss-Indian Chamber of Commerce (SICC), government representatives and speakers of Lift India.

Six exciting new Swiss startups will pitch their innovations to the CEOs and heads of Indian companies for potential investment possibilities. The cocktail event will officially begin with an introduction by H.E Dr. Linus von Castelmur – Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan. Swiss Innovation Night will be a platform to showcase the excellence of Swiss innovation in India and to foster relations between Swiss and Indian peers.


6.30 – 6.45 pm – Arrival & welcome drinks

6.45 – 7.30 pm – Demo lounge open for interaction & experience (Fotokite, Nanolive, Emoi, CityCells)

7.30 – 7.45 pm – Introduction to the evening by
Dr. Balz Strasser, CEO & Consul General
Abir Oreibi, President, LIFT Events

7.45 – 8.00 pm – Welcome address by H.E. Dr. Linus von Castelmur, Ambassador of Switzerland to India & Bhutan

8.00 – 9.00 pm – Short 5 mins pitch by each presenting startup followed with Q&A

9.00 pm onward – Buffet dinner opens/interaction at Demo Lounge continues

Swiss startups invited to present their projects during the evening

Aprobado Studio, presented by Raphaël Munoz, Founder
Aprobado is a studio of Swiss interactive designers, working on shortening the distance between the user and the virtual creations, through augmented reality, face recognition and more. Raphael will present their latest project, CityCells, an augmented reality app to visualize pollution data.

BestMile, presented by Raphael Gindrat, CEO
BestMile software acts as a brain, a remote intelligence for autonomous vehicle fleets that enables them to be operated consistently according to the standards of public transportation.

Émoi, presented by Soraia Binzagr, Founder
émoi automatically translates emotions from a recording of your voice into a delicious box of chocolates to give to your loved ones.

Fotokite, presented by Adam Varklis, Designer of the Quadcopter
Fotokite was born with one mission: making aerial photography accessible to everyone. Thanks to their quadcopter on a leash, journalists and enthusiasts alike can now film everything from above in a seamless way.

Goodwall, presented by Taha Bawa, Founder
Goodwall helps youngsters take the right steps to get into the universities of their dreams and achieve their life goals through expert coaching and an international community of career experts.

Nanolive, presented by Berty Tyloo, Investor and Head of Distribution
Nanolive has developed a disruptive technology which, for the first time ever, allows users to explore the inside of a living cell in 3D – in real time!

Shared Electric, presented by Anubhav Ratha, Co-Founder
Shared Electric develops the next big grid operation that allows users to share electricity amongst the network, making our energy consumption more efficient, social and sustainable.

About the Year of Swiss Innovation in India

For the period 2015-2016, the official representations of Switzerland in India are bringing together the scientific communities, researchers and entrepreneurs of India and Switzerland to highlight what Switzerland can offer in terms of business and technological solutions to the benefit of both India and Switzerland. We plan to facilitate projects and organize events that create a win-win situation for Swiss business, science, research and innovation on the one hand, and India’s development on the other. Think innovation, think Switzerland!

Message from the Ambassador of Switzerland

Partners and Sponsors of the Year of Swiss Innovation in India