The School of Business and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD)’s technology transfer unit held an open house on September 30th to showcase its impressive Ra&D, start-up and spin-off activities – and, as the first start-up to successfully emerge from HEIG-VD, NetGuardians was there.
The technology transfer unit, called the Centre d’Etudes et de Transferts Technologiques (CeTT) aims to promote HEIG-VD’s Ra&D and technology transfer activities as well as collaborations at the regional, national and international levels.
Following an official part featuring talks by Anne-Catherine Lyon, State Councillor and Head of the Department of Education, Youth and Culture of the Canton of Vaud, as well as by Catherine Hirsch and Didier Louvier, the Directors of HEIG-VD and its CeTT respectively, participants were treated to an afternoon and evening of discovery.
The “Life of a start-up” was explored, with a look at the importance of drivers like Y-PARC, Switzerland’s largest technology park, where the event was held. Presentations of HEIG-VD students’ Bachelors’ Theses were held, showing their industry focus and – who knows – start-up potential. Participants were able to visit booths and meet with some of Y-PARC’s “success stories”, including NetGuardians.
“Having travelled this path, NetGuardians is pleased to share our experience and know-how with early-stage start-ups and young entrepreneurs considering it,” says NetGuardians Co-Founder and CEO Joël Winteregg. “That’s why we’re so pleased to participate in an event like this.”