We are a consortium of six organisations with a strong background in MedTech and Digital Health. We partnered up in order to follow our common goal:

Bring innovation to patients.

We strongly believe that user-centricity will accelerate and improve innovation in the MedTech and Digital Health sectors in Switzerland. We want to foster focus on the users of medical devices in early phases of their development and to speed up successful market introduction of promising medical products.

The six organizations in the consortium are each represented by a key person:

Agathe Koller

The Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences with its MedTech Lab is the Leading House of our NTN Innovation Booster. We offer a wide spectrum of competencies while adding experience from the MedTech sector. We tackle medical challenges with technical and scientific methods, and we support our partners all the way through to a commercially successful application with patients.

Patrick Dümmler

Health Tech Cluster Switzerland is a network of manufacturers, suppliers, research and training institutions, service providers and investors in the field of health technologies. The cluster brings together companies from the medical technology, pharmaceutical, biotechnology, diagnostics and healthcare sectors in a profitable way, thereby increasing value creation. In addition, we actively support creative minds with know-how and opportunities for exchange when founding their companies.

Simon Rothen

The Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine in Berne is a non-profit public private partnership that was created to establish, operate and develop a National Center of Excellence that promotes innovation in the medical field at the regional, national, and international level. We believe that sitem-insel with its mission to “bring innovation to the patient – by connecting people” is key for our NTN Innovation Booster.

Juergen Burger

The University of Bern, Center for Translational Medicine and Biomedical Entrepreneurship has well established contacts with University Hospital, academic and industrial partners to foster a sustainable environment for translational medicine. We are convinced that the joint efforts between the University of Bern and all consortium partners will significantly strengthen the innovation in Medtech and Digital Health and will be crucial to be at the forefront of national and international competition.

Thomas Niederhauser

The BFH Centre Health Technologies of the Bern University of Applied Sciences is composed of 5 technology-oriented institutes that jointly concentrate the applied R&D on the medtech and healthcare sector. High-level infrastructure such as the living lab, movement lab or ISO class 6 clean room for quality-controlled manufacturing and close collaborations with hospital and industrial partners foster innovations along the entire process chain, for the benefit of the patient.

Björn Olbricht

Switzerland Innovation Park Biel/Bienne is a non-profit hub for innovation and runs workshops and innovation projects with partners from industry and academia to translate research results into marketable products. SIPBB runs open innovation labs to foster the open culture of innovation between actors from industry and research. The Swiss Medtech Center is a research center for innovation in medtech and health at SIPBB and it runs the SMTC-Innovation Lab.

Each consortium partner has a strong network in their respective fields of innovation. If you want to join the network or get in touch for more information, please contact us on medtechlab@ost.ch.

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