BioAlps Networking Day 2019

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BioAlps Networking Day: “Health and technology in the Health Valley, the impact on tomorrow’s healthcare jobs”

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The event will take place on Tuesday 29 October 2019 at the Théâtre du Crochetan in Monthey (VS)

BioAlps’ annual event is the perfect occasion to meet your futur partners, clients and investors. The Association also takes advantage of this opportunity to award the yearly BioAlps prize. This distinction aims to recognize an academic representative and an industrial actor, who have contributed through their activities to the development of life sciences in western Switzerland.

This year, as well as gaining access to high-level talks, you will be able to discover our Inno2 where four startups will demonstrate how they are shaping the future of healthcare. A space will also be dedicated to the academic institutions of western Switzerland, creating the perfect occasion to identify the relevant educational path to meet the requirements of tomorrow’s job market.

The event’s official language is French.

Full programme in French here / Programme complet en français ici


This year we present to you the first INNO2  @ the BioALps Networking Day. The perfect opportunity to meet top entrepreneurs from western Switzerland. The cross-sectoral startups Deep Cube, Neurix, Embion Technologies and Positive Coating combine life sciences with technologies from ICT, cleantech and micro- and nanotechnologies. Our regional partners Alp ICT, Cleantech Alps and Micronarc will also be represented at the event. Do not miss out on the opportunity to Ne manquez pas l’occasion d’échanger avec ces innovateurs clés de la Health Valley.


You are searching for the relevant curriculum which will support you in reaching your life sciences career objectives? You are looking for qualified staff from specialized academic backgrounds? Come and visit our space dedicated to our academic institutions from western Switzerland.



The BioAlps Networking Day 2019 will be moderated by Mrs Marie-Thérèse Bonadonna, Cheffe adjointe du Service neuchâtelois de la culture.


12h30 – 13h30     Welcome


13h30 – 13h45     Welcome Address

  • Mr. Claude Clément – President – BioAlps
  • Mr. Christophe Darbellay – State Consellor – Canton of Valais


13h45 – 14h45      Session 1 : Journey through the futur of jobs in healthcare

Confirmed Speakers
  • Dr. Stéphane Pagès – Staff Scientist and Senior Research Associate – Wyss Center (Lightsheet Microscopy Project – Live Demo)
  • Prof. Jocelyne Majo – Associate Professor – HEIG-VD
  • Mr. Aurélien Fauquex – CEO – Lambda Health Systems
  • Mrs. Sabrina Cohen-Dunami – President – Fondation Nomads


14h45 – 14h55     Break


14h55 – 15h55     Session 2 : Digitalisation challenges and their impact on tomorrow’s healthcare jobs

Confirmed Speakers
  • Prof. Dr. Dominique Truchot-Cardot – Ordinary Professor and Vice-Dean of Innovation – Institut et Haute École de la Santé La Source – HES-SO
  • Prof. Carlos Andrès Peña – Team leader of Computational Intelligence for Computational Biology (CI4CB) and Professor – HEIG-VD
  • Prof. Dr. Antoine Geissbühler – Professor at the Medical Faculty and Head of the Innovation Centre – UNIGE / HUG
  • Prof. Marcel Salathé – Director of the EPFL Extension School – EPFL
  • Dr. Jérôme Wojcik – SVP, Translational Informatics and Biometrics Europe – Precision for Medicine SA and Chairman – Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics


15h55 – 16h35     Coffee break : Networking and partner stand tour


16h35 – 17h40     Session 3 : Education and the role of key industrial partners, career guidance, education and employment integration professionals, publics authorities, universities and scientific institutions

Confirmed Speakers
  • Mr. Renzo Cicillini – Site Head Visp – Lonza AG
  • Mrs. Catherine Kuhn – Head HR Neuchâtel Plant – Takeda
  • Dr. Philippe Fischer – Director – FSRM
  • Prof. Dr. Nouria Hernandez – Rector – UNIL


17h40 – 18h00     BioAlps Awards 2019


18h00 – 19h30   Cocktail Reception : Networking and partner stand tour



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