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BioAlps Networking Day 2020 | Postponed to Autumn 2021

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The BioAlps Community’s Strength & Innovation despite COVID-19


Out of concern for the health and safety of our Life Sciences Community, and in line with recent “shelter in place” orders by the Canton of Vaud and the Swiss Federal Council, we sadly will not be holding the BioAlps Networking Day on 9 November 2020 and have to POSTPONE it  TO AUTUMN 2021.

The programme and the format will not change, the event will still take place at the STCC. We will definitely continue to do everything we can to help our Community stay safe, informed and connected.

The event’s official language is French.

Full programme in French here / Programme complet en français ici



The event will be moderated by Mrs Annick Chevillot, Journalist at


12h30 – 13h30 | REGISTRATION


13h30 – 13h50 | WELCOME ADDRESS


13h50 – 14h30 | KEYNOTES
  • Innovation in Western Switzerland and its contribution to the future of medicine
  • Innovation & futur of medicine : Changes in Paradigmes and new challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry

    • Mr Pierre Morneau | Vice President & General Manager Switzerland | Takeda


14h30 – 15h00 | BREAK


15h00 – 17h00 | SESSIONS
15h00 15h55 | Session 1 – Innovation applied to treatments and therapies – Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Ferring Biologics Technology and Development: A lean and agile new life sciences infrastructure at the centre of the Health Valley | Ferring Pharmaceuticals
  • Designing and building an Agile and Flexible R&D infrastructure | Pharmaplan
  • Next Generation Cell Culture technologies | HES-SO Valais
  • Next Generation Protein Purification technologies | Swiss Biotech Center


16h00 16h55 | Session 2 – Innovation applied to medical device technologies – Moderated by Mr Jens Krauss | VP Systems | CSEM
  • Digital Health Technologies @CSEM
    • Mr Jens Krauss | VP Systems | CSEM
  • Transfer of medical device technologies to innovative products
    A conversation with CSEM partners

    • Cardiac therapy with electrocardiographic imaging
      Dr. Matthias Egger | CTO | EP-Solutions
    • Neuro-disorders treated with a long-term outpatient brain monitor
      Dr. George Kouvas | CTO | Wyss Center
    • Hypertension and how to easily track blood pressure
      Dr. Mattia Bertschi | CEO | Aktiia

All together: Discussion on the implementation of medical device regulations


17h00 – 17h25 | BIOALPS AWARD CEREMONY 2020





You will be able to meet and discover the partners of the BioAlps Networking Day 2020 in the Networking Area at the SwissTech Convention Center. Participants who are accessing the streaming platform will be able to discover presentations from the different partners digitally. We wish to thank our partners for their support, especially in these challenging times.


BioAlps Networking Day 2020 Partners


Alliance Consulting Switzerland | Biopôle | CHUBB | CSEM | CSL Behring | EPFL | GGBa | | Ichnos Sciences | Katzarov | SGE | SICHH | Socorex | TRB Chemedica | UCB | Voisin Consulting Life Sciences



After a successful first edition in 2019, the INNO2  is back in Lausanne. It is the perfect opportunity to meet top entrepreneurs from Western Switzerland. One startup of honour, Abionic, and four cross-sectoral startups Artiria MedicalBloom Biorenewables, Coat-X, and OneDoc, which combine life sciences with technologies from ICT, cleantech and micro- and nanotechnologies, will present their technologies at the BioAlps Networking Day 2020. These startups are also part of our regional partners’ communities Alp ICT, Cleantech Alps and Micronarc. Participants who are accessing the streaming platform will be able to discover presentations from the different startups digitally.