Innovation Event


Category: Life Sciences

Place: University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW), Riggenbachstrasse 16, 4600 Olten

Ralf Dümpelmann

Your contact person

Ralf Dümpelmann

Dr. | Senior Project Manager Micro, Nano & Materials

Tel. +41 61 295 50 20

event Life Sciences


Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day 2017

On June 29th, 2017, the Förderverein Swissbiolabs organizes a first Start-up Day dedicated to diagnostics.
This Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day consists of three parts: 1. Keynote speeches, 2. start-up presentations and 3. networking opportunities. During the event, the best business idea will be rewarded with the “Swissbiolabs Innovation Award” consisting of 5’000 Swiss francs. is proud to support the Start-up Day with key partners from canton Solothurn, namely the Solothurn Economic Development Agency, the economic development agency of the Olten region and the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, in particular the School of Life Sciences.
Diagnostic tools are becoming increasingly important. They are the basis for fast, correct and highly personalized treatments. And the available technologies for new methods and instruments are rapidly evolving – often based on a highly interdisciplinary approach of molecular biology, nanotechnology, microfluidics and microelectronics.


09:30 Registration
10:00 Welcome Note
Dr. Dirk Schneider, President swissbiolabs association
Dr. Christoph Klöpper, Managing Director BaselArea.Swiss
10:15 Keynote 1 «Innovation process of start-up companies»
Prof. Andreas Manz, Head of Research, Saarland University, Germany
10:45 Pitching Session: start-ups present their business ideas
An expert jury will vote for the best presentation and choose the winner of the swissbiolabs Challenge 2017
11:15 Coffee Break; Poster Session & Tabletop Exhibition
11:45 Pitching Session: Presentation of selected start-ups Early Stage
13:00 Lunch; Poster Session & Tabletop Exhibition
14:15 Success Story
Short presentation by Dr. Patrick Schwarzentruber, Microstech AG
14:30 Short-Presentation: Support and Funding Opportunities
Swissbiolabs, KTI/CTI, Euresearch, Confinis
15:15 Keynote 2 «How start-ups get selected»
Dr. Matthias Essenpreis, Chief Technology Officer, Roche Diagnostics
15:45 Award Ceremony
The best business idea will be awarded with the Swissbiolabs Award 2017. The award will be presented by Derek Brandt, President of the jury
16:00 Get-together & reception
17:00 End of Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day 2017

Start-ups, please note, the new closing date for the application of the Swissbiolabs Award 2017 is June 9, 2017!
More details and the full program is available at the attached pdf-file and under The registration fee for the full day is only 80 CHF thanks to sponsors. Please register by email, sending your business coordinates by 20 June 2017 to info@swissbiolabs.notexisting@nodomain.comch.

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