The Finalists

RSOshift seif Awards RSO Shift develops technological innovations that are specially adapted and energy self-sufficient. The LifeShift Sterilizer is a medical device for a decentralized processing of surgical instruments to ensure germ-free surgery in the remotest regions of the world. It cleans, disinfects and sterilizes surgical equipment and is powered by solar energy only.
 seif Awards Skypull


Skypull is an Altitude Wind Energy (AWE) system made of an autonomous drone connected by a tether to a ground power generator. It is known, that wind is the cheapest renewable alternative in the world, yet most of the wind energy is not available on the ground. Skypull climbs to and captures the energy from the strong and abundant altitude winds between 200 and 600 meters above ground and produces low cost electricity. The wind energy is converted into electricity through a ground generator that exploits the lift of Skypull.
seif Awards myAbility MyAbility creates an accessible society with equal opportunities through economic co-operations with the business community and enables social participation through generating accessible products, services and jobs for people with disabilities. myAbility offers an efficacious, integrated concept of consulting as well as placement services and solutions.
seif Awards Kiwix Kiwix brings internet content to people without internet access. Kiwix is an offline reader: It turns websites into portable zim files, which are stored locally. They can then be read by the Kiwix software and be accessed at any time, without the need for an internet connection. Kiwix works on phones, tablets and computers, and had 1m downloads in 2016 – 80% of whom being in the developing world.

seif Awards Blitab

BLITAB® is the World’s first tactile tablet for blind and visually impaired people. It allows blind users to learn and work with one mobile device, to have digital access to information in real time. BLITAB® can transform the life of millions and ensure better job opportunities and economic prosperity.
seif Awards Swiss Blue Energy Swiss Blue Energy is an early-stage technology startup that develops the Thermo-Magnetic Motor (TMM), which is an alternative to energy storage infrastructure. The TMM applies the well-known Curie effect and therefore creates electricity from any low-temperature heat source, for example warm water from industry or oil refineries. The TMM provides a baseload of constant, emission-free electricity that complements and helps regulate the production from other sources (solar, wind and geothermal).  Their vision is to supply humanity with 24/7 electricity in an emission-free way.
seif Awards Coolar Coolar UG develops a compact size refrigeration system that cools with heat instead of electricity. About 75% of vaccines are damaged in developing regions due to faulty cooling that is mainly caused by unreliable electricity supply. The Coolar refrigeration system aims at offering a sustainable cooling option – without using electricity – to store vaccines and medicines in these regions. Coolar’s fridge could also be used for any kind of products, but because of the high value vaccines have for economic development, Coolar aims to create a solution for this high impact problem.
seif Awards Smart Home Technology SHT is an ETH spin-off founded in 2014. Partnering with big corporates such as Swisscom and Microsoft, our new core product, the IoT Concentrator, is a full industrial IoT (Internet of Things) solution that supports mid-sized companies to bring offline products to an online world.
seif Awards mirrorable Mirrorable is an interactive platform created by Fightthestroke that couples the latest findings in Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence for a new model of motor rehabilitation at home, specially designed for children who suffered a brain damage at a very early stage of their lives.
seif awards Neo Green Energy  

NEO Green Energy uses an innovative franchise model to provide energy and related services to off-grid customers. The product includes a financing package that allows their clients to pay the system with fuel savings. NEO will launch its product in Zambia and then expand into neighboring countries.