September 23,2023

AIDONIC wins the 1st Prize of the Swiss IC Awards, presented by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis

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The International Cooperation (IC) Forum in Switzerland announced the three winners of the IC Awards 2024, awarding companies with the greatest potential for deployment in international cooperation contexts. The first place, endowed with a gold medal, went to AIDONIC. The awards were handed over by Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis.

The third International Cooperation Forum (IC Forum) was held on the 11th April 2024 in Basel. Over 1,000 representatives from politics, business, science, and civil society gathered alongside President of the Swiss Confederation Viola Amherd, FDFA head Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis, and Ethiopian President Sahle-Work Zewde to discuss the theme of peace promotion.

The Swiss IC Award acknowledges and celebrates Swiss business organisations, SMEs and startups that are helping to make a difference in addressing the global challenges in the scaleup phase. By recognising outstanding projects, the IC Award showcases Switzerland as a leading hub for innovative approaches to international cooperation. The IC Award offers winners the opportunity to pilot their solutions in a developing context and get the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), the federal government agency responsible for Switzerland’s international cooperation and development cooperation activities.

First prize winner - AIDONIC

Zug-based startup AIDONIC has developed a blockchain-based and AI-powered end-to-end payments-infrastructure and data management platform for humanitarian organizations to accelerate financial inclusion with real-time impact tracking. With their solutions, AIDONIC empowers humanitarian actors to deliver aid faster, cheaper, and fully transparently. Their target groups include humanitarian organizations, private and corporate donors and impact investors. In the past, AIDONIC won the Swiss-South Africa Blockchain Innovation Challenge and many more awards and recognitions.

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