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28.02.2020 12:15 | “Oncogenic PI3K signalling beyond cancer”

Organizer: CIIL Seminars
Venue: CLE, ch. des Boveresses 155, 1066 Epalinges, Room B301

Dr. Mariona Graupera

Bellvitge Institute for Biomedical Research (IDIBELL), Barcelona, Spain

“Oncogenic PI3K signalling beyond cancer”

February 28th – 12h15
Room B301
Host: Laureline Wetterwald

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03.03.2020 09:30 | FORWARD 2020

Organizer: EPFL/PME Magazine/Le Temps
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL
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Ma PME dans cinq ans

Les nouvelles dimensions de l’innovation

Venez partager une vision, des expériences et enrichir votre réseau!

Les entreprises sont confrontées à des changements toujours plus rapides. La digitalisation induit-elle forcément une rupture? Ou faut-il plutôt viser une amélioration progressive des processus et des produits? De quelles compétences et de quels talents a-t-on besoin pour relever ces défis? Comment faire rimer durabilité et profitabilité? Autant de questions qui seront le fil rouge de cette troisième édition de FORWARD. Avec cette conviction : rien ne vaut des exemples concrets pour nourrir la réflexion.

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10.03.2020 18:00 | “Semifinal 1” SHS Smarter Healthcare Booster Program

Organizer: Swiss Healthcare Startups
Venue: Room 1, Route de la Corniche 3, Level -1, 1066 Epalinges
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As part of Smarter Healthcare – a project with the support of Engagement Migros, the development fund of the Migros Group – Swiss Healthcare Startups is looking for Switzerland’s most exciting Healthcare Startups to send to Silicon Valley in 2020 for the SHS Smarter Healthcare Booster Program

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12.03.2020 08:30 | 1er Congrès romand « Management, Santé et Entreprise » Transformation du travail : investir dans le capital humain pour une réussite durable

Organizer: Unisanté - Centre universitaire de médecine générale et santé publique
Venue: Aquatis Hôtel, Lausanne

L’automatisation, la robotisation et plus généralement l’innovation technologique changent la nature du travail et les relations au sein de l’entreprise. La 4ème révolution industrielle impacte le domaine des ressources humaines par la disparition, la refonte, et la création de nouveaux métiers. L’émergence de nouvelles formes de travail est déjà une réalité (télétravail, slashing, ubérisation), et nécessite la mise en place de mesures structurelles adaptées, notamment en terme de gestion de la santé et du stress en entreprise.

Quelle est la situation en Suisse ? Quels sont les impacts déjà connus, ou prévisibles, sur l’organisation du travail, la compétitivité, ainsi que sur la santé des travailleurs et travailleuses ? Quelles pratiques de management déployer pour faire face à ces défis ?

Ce congrès propose des pistes de réflexion sur les options, outils et bonnes pratiques à disposition des managers, afin d’accompagner les changements de la 4ème révolution industrielle et maintenir une entreprise compétitive et durable, notamment à travers la préservation du capital humain.

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26.03.2020 09:00 | Tech Tour Growth Summit 2020

Organizer: Tech Tour
Venue: Geneva & Lausanne
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Overview Tech Tour Growth 2020 – Redefining Ambition

Europe’s boldest, most ambitious growth company CEOs and their investor shareholders brought together at the shores of lake Geneva!

 The 7th edition of the Tech Tour Growth will take place on 26-27 March, 2020 in Geneva & Lausanne and brought together 70+ of Europe’s boldest CEOs – the entrepreneurs with the vision and drive to build game changing businesses.

 We all know that each year the bar for global tech success gets higher. And each year we’re delighted to see Tech Tour “alumni” such as Farfetch, Adyen and Shazam go on to meet the promise of their bold ambition. ​

​That’s why the theme of this year’s summit was Redefining Ambition. The Summit was not a talking shop but based on facilitated, CEO only workshops and special activities. In this way, all participants had the opportunity to share their experience in a spirit of trust and collaboration. ​

 Following the CEO workshops on day one and the Tech Tour Growth Awards ceremony, day two started of with several guest presentations where after we hosted a series of roundtable discussions covering the impact, and opportunities created digitally enabled across a number of sectors and themes including Healthcare, Mobility, Blockchain, Business Productivity, Resource Efficiency and Internet of Things. Most importantly we covered what it takes to build truly massive companies from Europe. We Redefined Ambition.

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26.03.2020 17:00 | Negotiation with Rene Groeneveld – In collaboration with Swiss HLG

Organizer: Biopôle SA

In this interactive 2,5 hour session you will learn everything about the basics of negotiations skills in a structured and very interactive way.

The focus of this session is to understand and partially practice the strategic and communicative skills needed to negotiate successfully across cultural and national boundaries with the main focus on :

  • controlling the negotiating process through the use of listening and questioning skills
  • adapting behaviour through the various phases of a negotiation
  • training bargaining and closing techniques
  • countering negotiating tactics and tricks


The speech will be complemented by examples, best and worst practices, exercises and checklists.


René Groeneveld is Dutch but born and raised in Germany. After school he did a commercial trainee program at Bayer AG in Germany. During this time he mainly worked in global marketing/product management, sales, controlling/budgeting and finance.

Parallel to his trainee program and especially after leaving his previous employer he studied business administration at the University of Cologne (focus on finance, controlling, taxes), law at the University of Düsseldorf (focus on labour and business law) and psychology at the University of Hagen (focus on organizational, occupational and motivational psychology). He then taught at the University of Cologne and the German Sports University of Cologne (DSHS) for more than four years.

In 1995 he founded MTAC as an international training and consulting company which joined the BTS group in 2017.

René is head of GSA and the global marketing practice at BTS and president of the international consulting company Groeneveld & Partner AG.

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01.04.2020 09:00 | “Sexual Dimorphism in Cancer”

Venue: CLE room B301
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About the meeting

Cancer susceptibility of individuals of different sex is significantly different in many cancer types and across ethnic backgrounds. The role of hormonal and genetic  differences in in cancer susceptibility and response to treatment is still poorly understood. To meet this challenge, there is an urgent need to foster interdisciplinary cross-communication efforts and train the next generation of researchers in basic and translational cancer prevention.

The meeting will be an important first to meet these challenges and serve as paradigm for similar meetings to be held in the future. It will bring together and foster communication between young researchers and world experts from various disciplines, such as epidemiology, genetics and epigenetics, cellular and molecular biology, pharmacology and clinical oncology.  As an integral part of the meeting, we encourage participation from members of the private industry sector, who can provide unique insights into translational applications and possible future developments.


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21.04.2020 09:00 | SWISS BIOTECH DAY 2020

Venue: Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
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The Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland. It is not just the place to be for members of the Swiss Biotech Association, who traditionally meet there for the association’s Annual General Assembly, but also for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, political decision makers and industry stakeholders from across Europe.

What you can expect:

· 900 attendees from 25 countries
· Presentation of the Swiss Biotech Report
· Swiss Biotech Success Stories
· 50 exhibitors
· Parallel tracks in the afternoon focused on innovative biotech start-ups and medium-sized biotech company presentations
· Thematically focused panel discussions in the afternoon
· Pre-scheduled one-to-one partnering meetings

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28.04.2020 09:00 | BIOTRINITY UK 2020

Organizer: BioTrinity
Venue: etc.venues 155 Bishopsgate
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BioTrinity is a long-running and highly regarded two day life sciences conference that takes place in Central London from 28-29 April.  BioTrinity focuses on partnering, investment and collaboration and aims to inspire growth and create opportunities for all who attend.  The core delegate mix includes early-stage and emerging biotech, medtech and digital health companies, big pharma executives and life sciences investors.

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08.06.2020 09:00 | BIO US 2020

Organizer: Bio
Venue: San Diego Convention Center
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The BIO International Convention is hosted by the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). BIO represents more than 1,100 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

BIO performs many services for members, but none of them are more visible than the BIO International Convention. The BIO International Convention helps BIO fulfill its mission to help grow the global biotech industry. Profits from the BIO International Convention are returned to the biotechnology industry by supporting BIO programs and initiatives. BIO works throughout the year to create a policy environment that enables the industry to continue to fulfill its vision of bettering the world through biotechnology innovation.

The key benefits of attending the BIO International Convention are access to global biotech and pharma leaders via BIO One-on-One Partnering, exposure to industry thought-leaders with over 1,500 education sessions at your fingertips, and unparalleled networking opportunities with 17,000+ attendees from 74 countries.

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