The St. Gallen Kantonalbank has awarded the coveted Startfeld Diamond for six years now. Each year, a total of five young and innovative companies are supported with advice, training and prize money. Dr. Martin Fengler is able to report about winning the Startfeld Diamond from his own experience as Meteomatics won the prize in 2015. He discussed what an opportunity this was and how Meteomatics could benefit from it and use it for the innovative technology of the Meteodrones.

This year the grand prize goes to Simedis AG and its medical virtual reality simulators. This year's awards also stands for the innovative strength of the St. Gallen region, as four out of the five finalists come from St. Gallen.