The Future and Emerging Technologies (FET) Innovation LaunchPad

We are very proud of being recognized by FET as one of the several successful examples funded by their Innovation Launchpad.

The new call for the FET Innovation LaunchPad is now open until the 14th of October 2020 and we are honored to have their recognition as one of the successful examples funded by this programme.

Bionomous got the help of the FET Innovation LaunchPad in 2019 with the main goal of studying whether there was a market for the EggSorter to automatically screen and sort miniature biological entities. During the time the project has lasted we have performed market studies and assed if the technology was suitable for the potential end-users by testing the prototype in different zebrafish facilities. Thanks to their feedback we identified on which aspects we had to work on and we started building an improved beta version that will be ready by the end of this summer.

Furthermore, thanks to the FET Innovation Launch Pad, we could build a business plan showing that there was an opportunity to exploit such technology and be profitable. And, using also other Swiss national and private grants to finance some of the key steps, we incorporated a spin-off company during the project, with the long term goal of bringing this technology to the market.

We are now 5 people working on the company and all willing to take the EggSorter to the market so we can help accelerating and standardizing research. We are sure that our technology will not only make easier the work of hundreds of researchers around the world, but also, will allow to make new discoveries, such as new drugs or new processes in the development of the eggs, that will in the end have a high impact on the society.

We encourage you all to apply for the FET Innovation Launchpad!

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Bionomous has been selected to receive funds from Catalyze4Life!

We are proud to announce that Bionomous is among the selected projects that will receive funding from Catalyze4Life, an innovation encouragement program spearheaded by EPFL’s School of Life Sciences.

Since 2017, Catalyze4Life ( provides R&D expertise and network, business development support, industrial network and funding to design, tutor and encourage the validation of promising technologies and concepts. Thus, this innovation initiative of EPFL facilitates the path towards technology transfer and potential commercialization.

It is possible to learn more about this initiative in their web page:

Thanks to Catalyze4life, at Bionomous we will be able to validate and polish the development of the EggSorter!!

Venture Kick – Stage II

We are very excited to announce that Bionomous advances to the next steps on the Venture Kick road!

We have been selected to enter the stage II of the Venture Kick program and we plan to use the Venture Kick funds to finance the latest stage of development and manufacturing of the first version of our EggSorter and for marketing material to be ready for sales by Autumn 2020.

Venture Kick was launched in 2007 to accelerate the speed-to-market of spin-offs from Swiss universities, and to raise the attractiveness of these young companies among professional investors and industry partners. It has supported 675 startup projects with 73% of them still active. 

Having the support of Venture Kick for our next steps will really kick us towards market entry!!


We couldn’t be happier and prouder to announce that Bionomous has obtained the FIT Seed loan of CHF 100’000!

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) encourages entrepreneurship, supports innovation and boosts the local economy by providing appropriate financial assistance. The FIT grants help projects that possess an innovative or technological character and are set up in collaboration with or emanate from an institute or university based in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. In order to complete all of the criteria, the projects are also expected to have high chances of success in creating or developing a company.

The FIT has been helping startups since 1994 and it has provided 47 grants to promising projects and 228 loans to 191 innovative companies, with 73% of them still active! Furthermore, in 2019 there were 20 startups supported by the FIT on the very top of the ranking Top 100 of the best swiss startups.

Having the support of the FIT for our next steps towards market entry really encourages us!!

GENILEM – Support and acceleration program

At Bionomous, we are very excited to have been selected by GENILEM to join their support and acceleration program for the next 3 years!

GENILEM is a non-profit association whose mission is to help entrepreneurs in the cantons of Vaud and Geneva to build innovative and viable businesses in all sectors of activity.

Founded in 1995 by Armand Lombard and Anne Southam-Aulas in association with the Cantons, Chambers of Commerce and Cantonal Banks of Vaud and Geneva, GENILEM (Génération Innovation Lémanique) has supported more than 270 new companies during the first three years of their growth, creating more than 3’000 jobs.

For us, GENILEM is not just a training program to help us with the business development, but the creation of partnerships within the local community, thus allowing us to form a local network.

European Robotics Forum

ERF 2020 – Entrepreneurship Award

Bionomous has been nominated for the ERF Entrepreneurship Award! Meet us in Malaga between the 3rd and 5th of March!

Venture Kick

STAGE I – 21.01.2020

We are very excited to announce that Bionomous is now supported by Venture Kick! We plan to use the Venture Kick funds to finance the latest stage of development and manufacturing of the first versions of our EggSorter and for marketing material to be ready for sales.

GENILEM “pitch contest”

START UP TICKER – 10.12.2019

At the end of its 4th Project Selection Committee of the year, GENILEM selected four new companies from French-speaking Switzerland for their development potential: KickTheMap, Fair & Square, Sharing Solutions and bmyb. As a prelude to the event, 9 other projects were publicly presented as part of a “pitch contest”, among which was Bionomous.

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