FIT Impact supports 6 social and environmental impact projects. Congratulations to Zoé Prisse and Valentine Perrelet, alumni of our UCreate program (spring 2023).
The first cohort to benefit from FIT Impact is now known. This programme run by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) and supporting low-tech projects with a strong social and environmental impact, has awarded grants of 10,000 Swiss francs to ATIPIKEY, Impact Arti, NaviSanté, R.Unit, R2Home and thego.care. The six projects come from UNIL, HEIG-VD, H4 and EPFL.
Congratulations to Zoé Prisse and Valentine Perrelet, alumni of our UCreate program (spring 2023) who won the CHF 10'000 grant from FIT Impact with their project : ATIPIKEY.
ATIPIKEY : facilitating the inclusion of neuro-atypical people
Companies wishing to develop a policy based on diversity and inclusion sometimes lack the resources to adapt their services and environment to the specific needs of atypical people. However, atypical talents can add a great value when the environment allows them to develop and perpetuate their potential. Improving accessibility helps to reduce company costs, as well as improving the efficiency and comfort of all employees and customer satisfaction.
Stemming from the UCreate programme at HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation, ATIPIKEY offers inclusion services by and for atypical people (in particular autistic people) in both public and private workplaces, in the form of a participatory process bringing together atypical talents and companies.
The two co-founders, Valentine Perrelet and Zoé Prisse, support companies that want to employ atypical profiles or make their products and services accessible by helping them to put in place conditions conducive to their inclusion. At the same time, ATIPIKEY is developing processes to help neuro-atypical people find jobs that match their skills.
Read the press release under this link.