AKB support program is launched for the second time


Aargau – The Aargauische Kantonalbank (AKB) and the School of Business at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland have launched a support program for the second time. The project is designed to support ten companies in operating their businesses sustainably.

The Aargauische Kantonalbank(AKB) and the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland(FHNW) are launching the second round of funding for sustainable business in June. Ten companies in AKB’s market area will receive funding, according to a media release. The competition seeks innovative sustainability projects that have a demonstrable impact on society or the environment. The projects presented must be both ambitious and feasible. The selection was made by a jury of nine members from AKB, FHNW, the business community and a trade association.

The funding program is aimed primarily at start-ups and SMEs from a variety of industries. Applicants receive expert advice on sustainability management from experts at AKB and FHNW. The accepted projects will be financially supported for six months. The three most successful projects will then be presented on the AKB and FHNW channels. The ten participating companies are LägereBräu from Wettingen, VT Verkehrs- und Industrietechnik from Neuenhof, H. Rüetischi from Aarau, Kapag Karton und Papier AG from Muhen, Robatech from Muri, smARTec Veranstaltungstechnik from Aarau, Wernli Verbandstoff from Rothrist, WILCO from Wohlen and NOE Schalttechnik from Oensingen.

“Exciting startups and SMEs from a wide range of industries applied,” Urs Podzorski, head of sustainability at AKB, is quoted as saying in the release. “We are very pleased to accompany and support the selected companies in the implementation of their projects. This is how we make an impact in our region and move forward together.” ce/ww