Machine tools supplier Trumpf has put funding behind Eyewear Tech to commercialise an eye tracking platform based on Idiap Research Institute and EPFL technology.

Eyeware Tech, a Switzerland-based eye tracking software spinout of Idiap Research Institute and École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne, attracted Sfr1.9m ($1.9m) in a seed round led by public-private partnership High-Tech Gründerfonds yesterday.
Trumpf Venture, the corporate venturing arm of machine tools supplier Trumpf, took part in the round along with state-owned bank Zurich Kantonalbank and Swiss Startup Group, the investment subsidiary of Swiss Startup Factory.
Founded in 2016, Eyeware Tech develops 3D eye-tracking software for depth-sensing cameras that…

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