Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1

Drive your innovation forward – get the needed support here

Have you got an innovative idea and don’t know how to take it further? Are you looking for a partner to implement your innovation project at the national or international level? Are you thinking  of founding a start-up?  Have your questions answered and find support for your innovation proposal in this Breakout Session. Design your programme yourself. We inform you - in a “World Café” setting - about funding opportunities for SMEs, national and international innovation projects and other interesting start-ups.

Marcel Felder, Innosuisse

Nicolas Lentze, Innosuisse

Stéphanie Lecaudé, Innosuisse

Sandra Villiger, Innosuisse

Scientific Officer Life Sciences @ Innosuisse

Breakout Session 2

Customer focus - sharpen your vision!”

"Customer focus is important!" - sounds simple, but is it really? Of course, the focus of medical technology is always on the patient; but is he actually our customer?

Katja Leu & Aymeric Niederhauser, Creaholic S.A

Eric Perucco, MedBrainTec AG

Wolfram Ragg, Roche Diagnostics Int. AG

Markus Wild, Prospitalia Gruppe

Chief Excitement Officer @ konplan systemhaus

Breakout Session 3

Cooperation as a competitive advantage - Why start-ups and corporates need each other to deliver results to society

Startups are modern-day pioneers who are reinventing healthcare with their new innovative Health Tech solutions. But will they be able to successfully spin-off, scale and ultimately turn innovation into real solutions for patients in the long run? Today's real-world health problems can only be solved within ecosystems where start-ups, corporates, venture capitalists and service providers work together closely. In this session, we discuss the expectations of the various market participants within the ecosystem, and how the system should deliver results to the health economy and society as a whole.

Ailish Higgins, Johnson&Johnson

Beat Lechmann, DePuy Synthes

Tim Pfister, certus molecular diagnostics ag

Heiko Visarius, VISARTIS Healthcare 

Head of Life Sciences & MedTech @ Zühlke AG

Breakout Session 4

The merging of Medtech and IT

Until recently IT and MedTech have been two relatively independent areas, but they are slowly merging more and more. Compared to other sectors, MedTech is still relatively far behind. One study by ABB shows that MedTech is just at the beginning of a major digitalisation push.

This Breakout Session will highlight the medtech-specific challenges from different perspectives (business models, view physicians, vision regulators), as well as present several concrete examples.

Heiner Eichenberger, Safrima AG

Peter Heiniger, Medisanté AG

Urs Heller, Belimed AG

Edward Mulder, IVF HARTMANN Gruppe

Fabian Roethlisberger, Association of Swiss Doctors


Breakout Session 5

Current research trends in medical technology and biomaterials

Leading experts report on current trends and developments in academic research with potential to significantly impact medical devices and, as a result, patient care in the near future. The focus this year is on biomaterials - with additional information from the field of medical technology. There will be a Q & A period following the presentation.

Janine Conde, Dentsply Sirona 

Matteo D'Este, AO Foundation

Florin Stauffer, ETH Zurich

Mark Tibbitt, ETH Zurich

Head of Institute for Medical Engineering & Medical Informatics @ FHNW

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