Événements Biopôle

28.01.2020 14:00 | Initiation to Clinical Research Methodology by Ali El-Ali

Organizer: Biopôle SA
Venue: SE-B Building
Cost: Free, limited to 20 people

This workshop is designed for people who are involved in clinical research, whether they are involved in drug development activities in the pharmaceutical industry or they work in the academic setting.

The workshop provides an overview of the main basic principles that a clinical researcher must know from a regulatory, medical, and statistical perspectives. Firsts, the different types of clinical studies are discussed in a way that shows the kind of scientific questions that each type is meant to answer. Then, the workshop focuses on the key elements of a clinical study design, such as the scientific question, the endpoints, the comparator, and others. The workshop leader shares his extensive experience in this field and proposes simple tools to navigate in a complex environment. Finally, some real examples of endpoints will be proposed to the participants to practice their learning. Participants are also encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion.



14:00 – 14:15 Introduction
14:15 – 14:30 General Principles
14:30 – 15:00 Types of Clinical Studies
15:00 – 15:15 Break
15:15 – 16:00 Key Elements of a Clinical Study
16:00 – 16:15 Break
16:15 – 17:00 Formulating objectives and endpoints/practical examples (Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases for discussion)



Before starting his freelance activities, Ali held multiple positions as medical practitioner, as well as multiple executive positions in the pharmaceutical industry. The most recent position he held was the Senior Franchise Head, Hematology, in the oncology unit, at Novartis Pharma. During his time in the pharmaceutical industry, Ali worked on a large number of clinical studies, which allowed him to combine a rich practical experience in clinical research with an academic education in this field.

Ali earned his MD degree from the Russian State Medical University (RSMU), Moscow; and completed his training in gynecologic oncology at the RSMU and the University Claude Bernard, Lyon I. He completed a post-graduate program in Clinical Research Methodology at McGill University, Montreal, as well as an MBA program at the School of Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Montreal, Canada. Linkedin profile >

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/initiation-to-clinical-research-methodology-by-ali-el-ali-registration-84573831607

Événements Biopôle

29.01.2020 08:30 | Startupticker Brunch Lausanne

Organizer: Innovaud, FIT, Biopôle and Startupticker
Venue: Biopôle, route de la Corniche 3, level -1

The event will focus on the presentation of the Swiss Venture Capital Report with analyses of investments in Swiss start-ups in 2019.

The event organised by Innovaud, FIT, Biopôle and Startupticker gives an overview of investments. In addition several support organisations will present themselves and two start-ups will pitch.

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30.01.2020 12:00 | “Transplacental immune training for future protection against inflammatory disease”

Organizer: CiiL seminars
Venue: CLE room B301

Dr. Kyle Mincham
Telethon Kids Institute, Perth, Australia

“Transplacental immune training for future protection against inflammatory disease”

Host: Niki Ubags

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Organizer: Virdis Group
Venue: Route de la Corniche 5, 1066 Eplainges, meeting room SE-B
Contact for registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/virdis-group-and-biopole-19804797896

As the new decade begins, artificial intelligence is becoming a reality. There have been major advances in the interpretation of complex data using artificial intelligence. A recent study using imaging of Google artificial intelligence system was shown to be as good as expert radiologists at discovering which women had breast cancer. The system made the findings from thousands of mammogram images.


Advances are also being made by biotechnology companies using algorithms to identify new molecular entities and simulate clinical trials. There are many questions that a CEO and a CSO need to ask about this new technology. Will it become as basic as the test tube in the future? Will a machine replace the creativity of a human?


We will have a workshop-style session looking at what questions we need to ask of the technology in order to discuss; “if we don’t embrace artificial intelligence we will fall behind”?


The style of the event is unique and designed to take networking to another level.



12.00 – Welcome by Nathalie Rowell, CEO of Virdis Group

12.00 – 13.00 Workshop

13:00 – Lunch

PROFFESSOR TonY sedgwick, Virdis group

Tony is an experienced, entrepreneurial executive. He held various senior leadership positions in Research and Development, becoming World-Wide Head of Clinical Operations for Roche, where he built operations to more than 2000 people.  Tony has been CEO of four biotechnology companies and chairman of many. Tony is a trained executive coach and believes our business is “down to people”.  He has consulted on significant projects and organizational transformations for European pharma and biotech.

Lunch is offered but seats are limited; first come first served!

Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/virdis-group-and-biopole-19804797896

Biopôle on the road


Organizer: Sachs Forum
Contact for registration: https://www.sachsforum.com/13elsceo-about.html


Back for its 13th Annual edition, this global bio-pharma industry forum addresses through its conference programme the main challenges for 2020 in investment, partnering and alliance management. Key players contribute their insights in panels which cover the macro picture as well as innovation in different therapeutic sectors.

The forum also features keynote speeches by KOL, about 60 selected corporate presentations from established (public and private) and emerging biotech’s seeking to promote investment and partnering opportunities, and 20+ pitches by seed companies and during our Rising Stars session. We expect over 350 delegates to attend the event. The forum will provide a number of networking opportunities via our online One-2-One meeting system which allows you to pre-book meetings with all the attendees at the dedicated meeting facilities. We anticipate more than 1700 face-to-face meetings to take place throughout 2 days.

Plenary Sessions will Include:

  • Global Outlook for Biopharma in 2020
  • Latest Trends in Private Equity & VC
  • Pharma DealMakers Roundtable
  • CEO Vision Debate​
  • China Partnering & Investment Panel
  • Early Stage Investor Roundtable
  • Rising Stars: Global Seed Session
  • Therapeutic Panels include:
    • Advances in C&G Therapies Panel
    • Neuroscience BD&L Panel
    • Autoimmune & Inflammatory Diseases Panel
    • Oncology Advanced Therapies and Diagnostics Panel
    • Platform Technologies & Novel Therapeutics Panel
    • Oncology DealMaking Panel

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03.03.2020 09:30 | FORWARD 2020

Organizer: EPFL/PME Magazine/Le Temps
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL
Contact for registration: https://forward-sme.epfl.ch/

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.

Biopôle on the road

26.03.2020 09:00 | Tech Tour Growth Summit 2020

Organizer: Tech Tour
Venue: Geneva & Lausanne
Contact for registration: https://www.techtour.com/events/2020/3/event-tech-tour-growth-2020.html

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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REGISTRATION: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/negotiation-skills-registration-85626560347

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01.04.2020 09:00 | « Sexual Dimorphism in Cancer”

Venue: CLE room B301
Contact for registration: https://cancerprev.com/2020-icpi-meeting-application

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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Biopôle on the road

21.04.2020 09:00 | SWISS BIOTECH DAY 2020

Venue: Congress Center Basel, Switzerland
Contact for registration: https://swissbiotechday.ch/home/

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
Contact for registration: https://biotrinity.com/

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
Contact for registration: https://www.bio.org/events/bio-international-convention

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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