Antefil Composite Tech


Growth as a Startup

AIT Brazil

Antefil is part of the 2021/22 cohort for the Academia Industry Training in exchange with Brazil.

Through the partnership of Innosuisse and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF), we received start-up support through the BRIDGE Proof of Concept grant from August 2020 to October 2021 to accelerate our technology into becoming a fully fledged product, including trainings from Innosuisse and Venturelab.

ETH Pioneer Fellowship

From April 2020 to November 2021, the ETH Foundation and BASF Forschungsstiftung Schweiz supported our team to establish Antefil as a start-up and to develop the transfer of our hybrid fibre technology to a marketable product. ETH Pioneer Fellowships include trainings and coachings by the Innovation and Entrepanuership Lab (ieLab). The Laboratory of Composite Materials and Adaptive Structures (CMASLab) hosted the project.

Gebert Rüf Stiftung InnoBooster

Gebert Rüf Stiftung granted Antefil with additional funding and public relations support through their InnoBooster grant. The supported project runs from December 2021 to November 2022.

Innosuisse & Venturelab

Antefil has secured access to Innosuisse’s initial coaching program for start-ups in April 2021. The founding team has also received support through the Startup Campus (2020) and Business Creation (2021) courses offered by Innouisse and Venturelab.

Venture Kick

We secured the support of all three stages of the Venture Kick initiative in 2021, gaining access to the experienced Venture Kick network, funding, and the program’s coveted Kicker’s Camps.


ETH Zurich Spark Award 2021

Our technical co-founders, together with their co-inventors Joanna Wong and Shelly Arreguin, won the Spark Award for the most promising invention filed for patent in 2020 by ETH Zurich.

ETH Together for the SDGs

Antefil won the jury prize for “biggest potential impact” at the Pitch Event during ETH Zurich’s programme “Together for the SDGs”.

Forbes 30 under 30 Europe 2021

In April 2021, Forbes published their 2021 30 under 30 Europe list and we were beyond excited to find Antefil’s co-founder and operational lead Nicole as a Featured Honouree in the category Manufacturing & Industry!

Swiss Sustainability Challenge

In 2021, the Antefil team made second place in the Swiss Sustainability Challenge, winning the corresponding Pax Sustainability award.


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