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Department of Informatics

Spin-off and other companies

Tell us about your company

Please let us know about the spin-off, start-up, or other company you founded while at IfI, or which is based on your work and research at IfI.

We are proud of the following companies founded by our students and researchers:


SUIND AG (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza

At SUIND, we help drone manufacturers to solve their safety and autonomy challenges. Having obstacle avoidance, precise navigation, or safe landing features onboard a drone has become increasingly important. SUIND provides customized solutions to solve such challenges and enable others to fly their drones safer and more autonomously than ever.




PolygonSoftware (start-up)

PolygonSoftware in Zurich takes on smaller to very large software projects under the two company branches PolygonDesign and PolygonSoftware and is particularly active in the area of WebApps and Industry 4.0 / Digitization 4.0. PolygonSoftware was founded by students of the University of Zurich. This enables us to support talented software developers at the university at an early stage and integrate them into the team. We are very familiar with the following technologies: Industry 4.0, Enterprise Digitalisation, Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning, Modern UX/UI Design, Databases & Server Infrastructures, and Frontend & Backend Development.

Polygon Solutions


IfI News: UZH Startup Label for PolygonSoftware

Okomo AG (start-up)

At Okomo, we enable online customer engagement at a human level because we deeply believe in the power of real-time human interaction. Okomo is an enterprise SaaS company which helps service-driven organizations to digitally transform their sales and services activities. With an elegant, custom-tailored all-in-one multi-channel live messaging, voice, video, screen-sharing and appointment scheduling solution, Okomo integrates easily into online channels such as websites, email, newsletters and social media, helping online visitors find, collaborate and stay connected to the right person in an organization directly through the company website.




AxLabs (spin-off)

Originated from the group of Prof. Burkhard Stiller

AxLabs is a boutique software and infrastructure engineering company, focusing on decentralized protocols and blockchain technologies. Our projects includes the development of dApps (Decentralized Applications), smart contracts, DeFi (Decentralized Finance), DAOs (Decentralized Autonomous Organizations), open protocols, developer tools (e.g., SDKs, compilers), amongst others. The team consists of experienced builders and open-source enthusiasts, with a track record in architecting highly scalable solutions and leading software engineering teams, ultimately outputting reliable products for millions of users. Moreover, AxLabs’ team members share a strong academic background with close ties to educational institutions in Switzerland. Our customers are well-positioned start-ups, blockchain foundations, and large corporations — not only in Switzerland but also in Asia and the Americas.



PeakData (start-up)

PeakData is a Global AI company, using swarms of AI to enhance commercial and Medical Effectiveness. Utilizing global and local data sources, PeakData offers HCP insights that help answer key questions in an easy-to-use web-based platform. Core service offerings include profiling and mapping, relationship and influence mapping, agile targeting and segmentation, all of which are done in real-time, to provide recent and actionable insights at scale. Founded in 2018 by leading experts in Artificial Intelligence and Data Science, PeakData has quickly grown, with offices in 5 countries and servicing more than 20 large pharma clients globally.



2017 AG (start-up)
Originated from the group of Prof. Burkhard Stiller



holo | one AG (start-up, now Sphere Tech)

holo|one develops Augmented Reality software for the B2B market. With our revolutionary platform solution we aim to become the de-facto standard for the most common Augmented Reality use cases such as Remote Assistance, Augmented Workspaces and Workflow Support.



opiniooon GmbH (start-up, now part of JLS)

opiniooon has developed a digital solution where the patient/customer satisfaction can be measured live on site. An analytics dashboard then provides selected users the real time information and several individual options for the analysis of the results. We provide our services within the fields of healthcare, gastronomy and retail to improve the quality management of our customers.

opiniooon GmbH
Sentient Machines (start-up)
Originated from the group of Prof. Abraham Bernstein


Zurich Eye (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza



Fotokite (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Davide Scaramuzza



Contovista AG

Contovista enables data-driven banking. Our white-label software and data analytics services allow financial institutions to optimize their digital banking experience and gain actionable customer insights.

Contovista AG


smartive AG

We are smartive – a dynamic, innovative Swiss web development agency. The realization of modern web solutions in close cooperation with our customers is our passion as well as the consulting and coaching of innovative technologies for our customers.

smartive AG



JLS DIGITAL AG (formerly MONS Consulting GmbH; spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Abraham Bernstein

JLS DIGITAL ist der Schweizer Marktführer im Bereich Digital Signage und Anbieter von digitalen Multichannel-Lösungen. JLS DIGITAL vereint das Beste aus Kommunikation, Design und Technologie: Wir designen, entwickeln und betreiben für unsere Kunden Digital Signage, Content und Apps.



Originated from the group of Prof. Rolf Pfeifer




Brickwork Ventures GmbH

Brickwork develops Optibrick, a business software which combines artificial intelligence and state-of-the-art web technology to solve complex planning problems. Also, Brickwork offers end-to-end digitization support from strategy to implementation and helps organizations to deliver complex IT and transformation projects.

Brickwork Ventures GmbH


TextShuttle GmbH (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Martin Volk

TextShuttle develops systems that translate text from one language into another. We focus on data privacy through on-premise deployment, meaning our customers – mostly from the banking and insurance sector – can translate sensitive text on their own compute infrastructure.




frentix GmbH (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Helmut Schauer

frentix is a Zurich City located, small and independent company that offers e-learning and software development services for academic, institutional and small and large corporate clients. Our main products are the open source learning management system OpenOLAT and Selectus, a tool to support faculty recruiting and other committee based selection processes. We are specialized in Java / JavaScript based web and mobile applications.




BINT GmbH (start-up)



InnoTix AG

InnoTix develops software for the mobility of today and tomorrow. Our main product PilotPad is the interface to drivers of public transport fleets. It puts all the necessary service-specific technical and operational information at their fingertips, all the time, whether they are online at the depot or offline and servicing their routes. An intuitive, easy-to-use app developed in cooperation with multiple public transport operators, this innovation runs on a hand-held tablet and provides major benefits to all staff. PilotPad is used by Verkehrsbetriebe Zürich, Rhätische Bahn, Leipziger Verkehrsbetriebe and more than 30 other public transport companies across Europe.




ViewTec LLC (spin-off)
Originated from the group of Prof. Peter Stucki

ViewTec is a software development company for interactive 3D GIS solutions. ViewTec designs, develops, and distributes the TerrainView 3D visualization software product. In operation in Switzerland until 2007. Since 2018, ViewTec LLC, Delaware.





Perspectix AG
Originated from the group of Prof. Peter Stucki

Perspectix AG in Zurich implements sophi­sticated software solutions for technical sales and distribution and retail design. Since its creation in 1996, the company has been continuously evolving into a cutting edge solution provider for the distribution and development of multi-variant products. Users of the P'X Sales Solution benefit from the company’s experiences in complemen­tary electrical engineering, furnishing, sto­re building, warehouse and logistics systems. With the P'X Store Solution users get a customized solution for store plan­ning, product range configuration and branch evaluation. Due to the combination of sales optimization, graphical project planning and Product Lifecycle Manage­ment in future-oriented technology, today Perspectix is a strategic supplier to well-known manufacturers and chain stores as well the partner of leading IT companies.




AlpNET Engineering AG
Originated from the group of Prof. Peter Stucki

Die AlpNET Engineering AG realisiert nutzergerechte und betriebsorientierte IT Gesamtlösungen. Zu unserem Dienstleistungsspektrum gehören Projektleitung, Requirements und Software Engineering, Test-Management und Plattform-Engineering.

AlpNET Engineering AG

Weiterführende Informationen

The UZH Innovation Hub lists spin-offs and start-ups of the entire university and also bestows the UZH Startup label upon request.