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ICC'2019 Results

Idiap Research Institute prizes

  • 1st Vise project, which brings together a team from Valais, aims to make intelligible the terms & conditions of insurance policies thanks to a smart search engine to browse them.
  • 2nd Next Insights team plans to analyse a company's information to help make decisions.
  • 3rd Virtual Fitting Room, the Vietnamese team want to reduce returns when ordering clothes online by offering a virtual fitting room.

"The projects we decided to support come from very practical opportunities," says François Foglia, Idiap's deputy director. "These projects have particularly convinced us by their impact on everyday life." The institute offered a financial support of CHF 15,000 to three winners.

“AI for Health and Insurance” Groupe Mutuel prizes

  • 1st Baadoom, the Iranian team wants to create a support application for young mothers through experience sharing.
  • 2nd The Empathic Network, the British team wants to improve the patient-doctor thanks to a better use of medical data.
  • 3rd Digital Patient Engagement Team, the Kenyan team has been awarded for its idea of medical records that can be carried on a smartphone to facilitate medical care.

Congratulations and thank you to all the teams and experts for their engagement!

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ICC'2018 Results

This year, the highest prize has been awarded to the advAIsor team, which also received the prize of TheArk Foundation!

advAIsor is taking a deeper look at big data in corporations to uncover malicious offline times, information overflows and harmfully negative emotional states of employees expressed through their digital communication footprint. advAIsor uses AI, Natural Language Processing and social graph theory to unwrap the complexity of the corporate psyche in order to help firms become fit for the digital revolution and support more self-aware employee behaviour, balance and positivity among the workforce.

The BetterSkillz team has also been very successful and received the second highest prize!

BetterSkillz is an innovative cricket coaching platform connecting players and coaches around the world. It is powered by Machine Learning and AI tools that help coaches make data driven decisions to enhance player development process. Our mission is to Extend the reach of Cricket!!

As for the special HealthTech Innovators prize, it has been awarded by Groupe Mutuel to the following teams: advAIsor, Veriswiss and LeukoCounter.

Congratulations and thank you again to all for your participation and your dedication throughout those three weeks! We wish you all the best for your future!

ICC'2018 Retrospective

Webcast of the event can be found here: ICC'2018 webcast



ICC'2018 image gallery





ICC'2017 Results

On Tuesday, September 19th, after three weeks of hard work and networking, the ICC’2017 participants found out which teams the jury had selected among the winners of the challenge. The organizers of the ICC’2017 are proud to announce the following winning teams:

forensic_voice_recognition_system-icc2017-award-ceremony.jpg1) CHF 5’000.- cash - Forensic Voice Recognition System (Srikanth Madikeri) Forensic speaker recognition (FSR) involves the expert assessment of voice recordings to determine the identity of a speakers. In this project, FVRS develop a speaker comparison tool to provide a forensic strength of evidence based on the speaker recognition system developed at Idiap to meet the increasing demand of FSR services from law enforcement agencies in and around Switzerland.




robobay-icc2017-award-ceremony.jpg2) CHF 5’000.- cash - Robobay (Yaroslav Pishta) RoboBay is a cloud computing service for automatic/quant trading robots. Our clients are traders who need to manage their robots, developers and investors who are looking for the most successful robots. Supporting 10+ programming languages, available trading with crypto currencies and collaborative development, RoboBay is designed to be an efficient tool which will make client’s lives easier.




top-down-icc2017-award-ceremony.jpg3) CHF 5’000.- cash - TOP DOWN (Renato Rodrigues) Correlated to the theme "smart cities", the Top Down project uses the technology of IoT (Internet of Things) integrating a hardware with a mobile app and generating strategic information for public transport users, providing comfort and safety in travel. Digital payment and generation of Big Data make the experience even more dynamic both for the passenger and the urban mobility.




IdeArk_logoThe Free IdeArk Incubation award went to team Forensic Voice Recognition System.


The organizers of the ICC’2017 would like to thank all the 7 teams for their hard work and their commitment during the three weeks of the challenge and wish them all the best for their entrepreneurial future.

ICC'2017 Teams

ICC'2017 Testimonials

ICC'2017 presentation

ICC'2016 Results

On Tuesday, September 20th, after three weeks of hard work and networking, the ICC’2016 participants found out which teams the jury had selected among the winners of the challenge. The organizers of the ICC’2016 are proud to announce the following winning teams:

1) CHF 5’000.- cash - VIPRODEV: Offers a breakthrough technology capable of recognizing the world around us, allowing the understanding of objects, humans and their behaviors in different environments, by processing 3D imaging in high definition and real time with a unique, compact, patented, all-in-one system.

2) CHF 5’000.- cash - VEINTREE: Identification and authentication system based on palm vein biometrics used in disaster management

3a) CHF 2’500.- cash - MeasureMe: Mobile application to measure and weigh children in developing countries to detect and assess malnutrition

3b) CHF 2’500.- cash - Dental Simulator: is a mobile application simulator useful for students to simulate and practice dental procedures such as dental anesthesia, root canal treatment, dental implants, etc…

IdeArk_logoThe Free IdeArk Incubation award went to team VIPRODEV.

The organizers of the ICC’2016 would like to thank all the 8 teams for their hard work and their commitment during the three weeks of the challenge and wish them all the best for their entrepreneurial future.



MeasureMe - Dental Simulator
MeasureMe - Dental Simulator

ICC'2016 image gallery

ICC'2016 Team

ICC'2016 Testimonials


ICC'2015 Results

CHF 5'000.- Eyeware

Eyeware develops machine vision solutions for use in healthcare, research and robotics, by leveraging their patented eye-gaze tracking technology.

ICC'2015 Winner: Eyeware

CHF 5'000.- Dialexy

Dialexy develops machine learning algorithms to improve and automate the translation process, and achieve superior translation quality.

ICC'2015 Winner: Dialexy

CHF 5'000.- App4Autism

App4 Autism is aiming to establish a modern instrument for therapy and education and facilitate communication between autistic children and their families and educators. Ultimately, it will help autistic children achieve their potential in life. More info can be found on Idiap’s crowdfunding page: App4Autism.

ICC'2015 Winner: App4Autism

The Free IdeArk Incubation award went to team Eyeware.

The organizers of the ICC’2015 would like to thank all the 7 teams for their hard work and their commitment during the three weeks of the challenge and wish them all the best for their entrepreneurial future.

ICC'2014 Results

The winners of the International Create Challenge 2014, accelerator program organized by Idiap in Martigny, have been announced:

ICC'2014 awards

1) CHF 5'000.- Horus

Horus is an innovative device devised to fit any pair of glasses and improve the quality of life of visually impaired people behaving as a personal and unobtrusive assistant. It will be able to analyse its surroundings, obtain useful information thanks to text reading, objects and people recognition, road signs and zebra crossings detection, and audibly communicate them to the user through voice.

2) CHF 5'000.- Anemomind

Anemomind proposes a fully automatic solution to record, analyze, exploit, share on the web, and visualize sailing data. It brings real-time boat performance diagnostics and automatically calibrated true wind estimation to sailors, enabling them to optimize boat trimmings and, ultimately, race results.

3) CHF 5'000.- BioWatch

The BioWatch is the world first biometric watch that reads the unique pattern of your wrist veins to authenticate you and unlock your world.

Free incubation award: Horus

ICC'2014 incubation award


ICC'2013 Results

During a celebratory dinner on Thursday, October 10th, the following results of the second edition of the International were announced:


Find all the pictures of the awards ceremony here

On Friday, October 11th, at the event “Oser entreprendre”, François Foglia, Deputy Director of Idiap Research Institute and organizer of the ICC’2013, awarded the Ideark Incubator prize to: Luma7

Finally, Charles Roussin from Eurofin Hospitality endowed Exo-Brain and CloudGuide with the pitch award. The winning teams will profit from one week of communication training.
The organizers of the ICC’2013 would like to thank ALL the 10 teams for their hard work and their commitment during the three weeks of the challenge and wish them all the best for their entrepreneurial future

ICC'2012 Results


Photos of the awards are available here.

For the slides of the award ceremony, click here.