About Swiss Medtech Day 2018
The entire sector - including industry players, young entrepreneurs, universities, and investors - will meet at the largest national medtech event, and transform the Kursaal Bern into a «Mecca of Medical Technology». This is Swiss Medtech Day:
- One Science Slam
- Two Keynote presentations
- Three Swiss Medtech Award finalists
- Six Breakout Sessions
- 30 Exhibitors
- 42 Posters on current R&D projects
- 600 Attendees.
Swiss Medtech Award
The Swiss Medtech Award will be awarded for the first time at Swiss Medtech Day 2018. This award - including fifty thousand francs in prize money - will add to the attractiveness of the industry conference.
To date, the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) was primarily responsible for hosting the conference. This year, Swiss Medtech is taking over the organisation and we are pleased that CTI will continue on as the convention's main partner.
Swiss Medtech was established on 12 June 2017 following the merger of two national medtech organizations, FASMED and Medical Cluster. The new association represents the interests of the Swiss medtech industry. The aim is to maintain international competitiveness, innovative capacity, and to strengthen the domestic market.
Swiss Medtech is committed to promoting Switzerland as a leading scientific workplace and centre of research by providing targeted training and further education programmes, symposiums, export-promoting services, and supportive measures for entrepreneurship. The Association also contributes significantly to ensuring quality-oriented health care with fair reimbursement rates and advanced innovation funding for patient well-being.
Commission for Technology & Innovation CTI / Innosuisse
The CTI is the federal innovation promotion agency responsible for encouraging science-based innovation in Switzerland by providing financing, professional advice and networks. From early 2018 onwards the CTI will be replaced by Innosuisse – the Swiss Innovation Agency. Innosuisse will continue to pursue the core task of promoting science-based innovation in the interests of the economy and society in Switzerland, presided over by western Swiss entrepreneur André Kudelski.