Host Partner


Canton de Vaud

Canton de Vaud

The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPEI advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPEI can also provide direct financial support. The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPEI advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPEI can also provide direct financial support.

 

 

Silver Partner


Bayer Business Services GmbH

Bayer Business Services GmbH

Bayer G4A, the Digital Health team at Bayer, is on a mission to empower people to manage their health and wellness in the digital era. G4A Startup Programs engage with the global external startup ecosystems, building a bridge between innovators and Bayer stakeholders. The team currently runs an early stage Accelerator program and a commercially focused, challenge-based Dealmaker program, in Berlin, as well as a self-care program in the US (Generator). In addition, G4A has franchises across the globe with STEM4Health meetups in over 33 countries (and counting) and variations of the core Accelerator program in different countries.

Medtronic

Medtronic

Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to fulfill our Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life. Last year, more than 9 million people benefited from our medical therapies, which treat cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

 

 

Bronze Partner


MSD Global Health Innovation Fund

MSD Global Health Innovation Fund

MSD Global Health Innovation Fund (MSD GHI) is evolving corporate healthcare venture capital globally by utilizing their healthcare ecosystem strategy. This investment strategy connects innovative companies with complementary technologies to develop integrated healthcare solutions. MSD GHI has $500M under management and provides growth capital to emerging healthcare technology companies worldwide while leveraging the vast R&D-based, global resources of MSD. With a vision that data will be the currency in healthcare, GHI invests broadly in digital health. GHI invests in platform companies with proven technologies or business models where MSD’s expertise and perspectives can accelerate revenue growth and enhance value creation. Since late 2010, MSD GHI has made over 50 investments in Digital Health companies.

 

Support Partner

Biopôle

Biopôle

Biopôle is a life sciences community bringing together industry and academia, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. It offers a world-class combination of infrastructure, added value services, living space and community engagement where partners can thrive and bring science to life. While it is open to all therapeutic areas, the main focus of Biopôle is on developing innovative solutions in the fields of oncology, immunology and personalised medicine. These solutions can cover a wide spectrum, from diagnostics to therapeutics, medical devices, nutrition and digital health. Biopôle works with both industry and academia to ensure that there is communal knowledge and appreciation of what projects they are pursuing and where there might be opportunities for synergies and collaboration. Biopôle SA, the management and promotion organisation for the park, was established in 2004 as a limited company by the public authorities of the Canton of Vaud. The organisation is led by an executive team and Board of Directors with an extensive track-record in life sciences. www.biopole.ch