Building and maintaining trust is a major challenge for tomorrow’s society and economy. Good news is innovative solutions do exist.

With a 5-month program Tech4Trust aims to boost startups developing innovative solutions to tackle the major challenge of trust and make sure to connect the participants with the organisations actually addressing trust issues.

In a nutshell:

  • High potential startups for a valuable peer2peer support
  • High quality contacts with corporates, mentors, experts and academics
  • Prestigious partners from the “Trust Valley” ecosystem (public, private & academic actors)
  • Strong presence in Switzerland but hybrid program that can be followed wherever you are


All startups developing innovative solutions to foster trust in our society are welcome to apply.

Priority will been given to startups:

  • Incorporated for less than 7 years.
  • Already having a product ready to be sold.
  • In the phase of acquiring their first customers.
  • Committed to attend the program activities.
  • In the field of cybersecurity, authentication, access control, artificial intelligence, data privacy, blockchain, anti-counterfeiting, traceability, GDPR, forensics, quantum, authenticity verification or related.


July to September, 21st, 2020

Selection of participants
End of September 2020

Announcement of participants
October 2020

Acceleration program
October 2020 – February 2021

Closing ceremony
End of February 2021

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Visibility & Sales
Showcase innovative products/services and connect with potential customers

Pilots & PoCs
Creating synergies with research departments from corporate companies

Academic Partnerships
Creating opportunities for joint research projects with labs & professors

Exclusive 1-1 coaching by a pool of experts to accompany the startups during the program

Meeting investors, support in clarifying needs and development of pitching skills

Learn new skills
Workshops led by experts on tech, sales, management, legal aspects and fundraising


To reward the best projects, selected partners are sponsoring special prizes at the end of the acceleration program to most promising start-ups selected by an Advisory Board

PwC SecTech Award

60’000 CHF Consulting Services

Winner: 30’000 CHF

2nd: 20’000 CHF

3rd: 10’000 CHF

And more to be revealed soon…!


  • Access InformerAccess Informer is a simple yet powerful solution for companies to collect, analyze and monitor user authorizations across key systems, including SAP, Active Directory, SharePoint and network shares.
  • CybrQCybrQ is a SaaS platform with self-service solutions ranging from Apps/Devices, Browsing, e-Mail, Authentication to Cyber Awareness.
  • DecentriqDecentriq is enabling businesses to identify analytics potential in datasets without having access to the data. We provide a privacy-preserving way of calculating the overlap between the desired characteristics of a dataset and the actual data.
  • Ex0-SySEx0-SyS develops Alph@TaV Vault, which protects your data by allowing you to encrypt all types of files and folders, offering you absolute protection against unauthorized access. It is intended for everyone and is, by nature, independent of any external control.
  • LaavaLaava’s Smart Fingerprint™ is a better unique identifier combining authentication, consumer engagement, and supply chain functionality at a much lower cost than other solutions.
  • MedCoMedCo is the first operational system that makes sensitive medical data available for research in a simple, privacy-aware and secure way. It enables hundreds of clinical sites to collectively protect their data and to securely share them.

  • MegaverseMegaverse is developing adaptive learning in cyber awareness.
  • NextDay.VisionNextDay.Vision offers you to replace passwords by authenticating yourself in a simple, efficient and secure way on a multitude of services using a security key, your face or a phone.
  • OneVisageOneVisage proposes 3 software development kits that bring one or multiple concurrent factors, including 3D facial biometry (who I am), 3D graphical authentication (what I know) and Premier ID that mixes multiple factors.
  • PRYVPRYV is a compliance software for personal health data privacy and consent.
  • Quantum IntegrityQuantum Integrity develops artificial intelligence for DeepFake detection.
  • ScanTrustScanTrust provides a cloud-based, Internet-of-Packaging platform for product authentication and supply chain visibility.
  • TeseraktTeserakt develops software to enable strong encryption between industrial IoT systems.
  • VeintreeVeintree extends portable QR and barcode readers with a “biometrical IR video reader” add-on, allowing anonymous and GDPR compliant registration of human venous networks (and human-centered actions).



“We were also very fortunate to have extremely qualified mentors who allowed us to better orient our strategy and thanks to which we were able to obtain really relevant information and recommendations which helped us to move forward. ”



« The program is an unique opportunity to meet high-motivated innovators and experienced folks with a security mindset. It provides a platform for visibility at the national level, with an appearance at the Swiss CyberSecurity Days. It does not get better than that. »



Jérôme Bailly

Business Developer & Marketer for the Token Economy, Crypto Valley Association

Trust Valley

Dr. Laurent Balmelli

Professional in Cybersecurity

Kerry Choun

Co-author “The Storyboard Approach

Sébastien Contreras

Information Security Manager, Tetra Laval International

Raffaello Dolci

Head of Swiss Digital Acceleration Team, Cisco

Edoardo Gerosa

Manager and Vigilant Service Lead, Deloitte Switzerland

Trust Valley

Prof. Jean-Pierre Hubaux

Academic Director, C4DT

Trust Valley

Cliff Kamara

Chief Security Officer, Deloitte Switzerland

Trust Valley

Nicolas Loeillot

Chief Innovation Officer, Groupe Mutuel

Trust Valley

Massimo Lucchina

Head of Business Development Europe, Samsung

Trust Valley

Marco Macciò

DevOps Senior Architect, ELCA

Trust Valley

Frédéric Mauger

Partner & Cofounder, Sysmosoft

Miso Milicevic

Lead Product Manager, SecuTix

Pedro Paiva

IoT/Digital Business Transformation Leadership

Trust Valley

Prof. Sylvain Pasini

Professor in computer security, HEIG-VD
Head of Y-Security competence center

Trust Valley

Alexander Stoeckel

Director Venture Capital, PMI

Trust Valley

Paul Such

Founder & Director, Hacknowledge

Trust Valley

Vlad Trifa

Co-founder, Web of Things

Trust Valley

Dr. Mathieu Verbaere

Head of Architecture, ELCA






Alexandra Burnand

Marketing & Project Manager