InnoPACTT Fund: One InnoTREK granted to a UNIL Researcher

“AgroSustain”, an innovative project submitted by Mrs Olga Dubey in response to the 2017 spring call InnoTREK, has been selected and will be supported by the InnoTREK grant. This financial support allows the laureate to mature her technology towards a start-up project over the coming year.

Hosted in the plant molecular biology Department at the University of Lausanne, Olga Dubey will further develop her project “AgroSustain”. Her innovative technology consists in the development and testing of a novel experimental screening assay for the identification of organic pesticides coupled to state-of-the-art computational methods. Her lead compound is an organic fungicide to control a widespread and destructive grey mold disease.

The InnoTREK grant, organized by the PACTT with the support of the FIT as part of the InnoPACTT fund, supports selected researchers of UNIL and CHUV who have the ambition to venture into the business world with their innovative projects. These successful projects are chosen in a competitive process from applications received during the two calls per year. Since the launch in 2013, 12 laureates of UNIL and CHUV have benefited from the InnoTREK grant.

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