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Lightium accepted into Venture Kick

We’ve marked a significant milestone on our journey to transform the future of Photonic Integrated Circuits (PICs) with our Thin-Film Lithium Niobate (TFLN) platform. Our successful advancement to the next stage in the Venture Kick program validates our growth potential and business model.
The Venture Kick program consists of three stages, offering financial support up to CHF 150’000 and guidance to help startups reach the market. Passing the first stage means we will now benefit from additional funding and access to a network of industry experts and mentors, which will aid in further developing our technology and business operations.
As we move forward with Venture Kick, we are focused on leveraging this invaluable opportunity to expedite our development plans and set the stage for the commercialization of our TFLN platform.

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About Lightium

Lightium AG is a pioneering Swiss startup offering Photonic Integrated Circuits (PIC) foundry and design services based on its proprietary Thin-Film Lithium Niobate (TFLN) platform. Lightium’s solution addresses the complex challenges faced by photonic device manufacturers, offering them unmatched photonic performance, a simplified and cost-effective supply chain, and rapid scale-up capabilities from prototyping to large-volume manufacturing. As Europe’s first production-grade TFLN foundry, Lightium enables the next generation of photonic solutions in a wide range of industries, including Telecom, Datacom, Quantum Computing, AI, and Space.

About Venture Kick

Venture Kick kicks spin-off projects out of Swiss university labs by providing up to CHF 150,000 in seed-money, a global network to investors and hands-on coaching. Venture Kick is organized as a fully private and philanthropic foundation with the goal of fostering job creation, and social and economic prosperity in Switzerland. Since 2007, Venture Kick has invested CHF 34.25 million in 755 projects, which today represent 592 companies and more than 8,100 jobs. Startups supported by Venture Kick have raised more than CHF 4.2 billion in investments to date.
In 2021, Venture Kick will pay out CHF 5.5 million to idea-stage startup projects to bring Swiss science to global markets.