Événements Biopôle

26.09.2018 11:00 | Convergence in Oncology Summit 2018

Organizer: Biopôle SA and Salus Partners
Venue: Aquatis Hotel @Biopôle Lausanne
Cost: CHF 650 early birds (until 31.08.2018) | CHF 850 general admission | CHF 250 startups, Biopôle Members and acadmics



The Convergence in Oncology Summit is an international annual assembly of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors active in the field of Oncology to debate and explore synergies that can accelerate the development of the most promising solutions in the field.

From diagnostics to therapeutics, rapid change in technology innovation modifies the landscape faster than any organizations can keep up with. Convergence of technologies from mature and emerging sectors are creating new opportunities that can significantly accelerate disruptive solutions that benefit patients globally.

The principal aim of this Summit is to promote development of new solutions through convergence and sharing of opportunities in the field of Oncology. The Summit is organized by professionals for professionals and we look forward to welcoming you to Lausanne, Switzerland, for networking and sharing of knowledge among industry leaders, entrepreneurs, academics and investors.



11:30 – 12:45: Registration & Networking Lunch

12:45 – 13:30: Summit Official Opening | Challenges and Opportunities in Oncology
13:30 – 14:45: Panel Session #1 | Digitalization at the service of Oncology; From Prevention to Monitoring

14:45 – 15:30: Networking Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:45: Panel Session #2 | Innovation in Prevention & Diagnostics

16:45 – 17:15: Networking Coffee Break
17:15 – 18:30: Panel Session #3 | Innovation in Therapeutics

18:30 – 19:30: Cocktail & Panel Session #4 | Convergence in Oncology; Lessons Learnt
19:30 – 20:00: Salus Partners Excellence in HealthTech Award

20:00 – 21:45: Journey Dinner at Aquatis Aquarium
22:00 – 23:30: Aquatis Aquarium bar, after dinner drinks




Événements Biopôle

27.09.2018 13:00 | Swiss Biotech Day Fall 2018 | The Race to Innovate & Pathways to ROI: Perspectives from Drug Developers and Investors

Organizer: Swiss Biotech Association
Venue: Aquatis Hotel @Biopôle Lausanne
Cost: Free for members; CHF 100 for non-members
Contact for registration: https://www.swissbiotech.org/events#event:3247


About the conference

Swiss Biotech Day is the leading biotechnology conference in Switzerland with an edition in spring and fall.

Join Swiss Biotech Day Fall, coinciding with EuropaBIO’s European Biotech Week, to meet senior executives from the Swiss biotech industry – entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, analysts, political decision makers and stakeholders.

The half-day program focuses on lessons to be learnt from the race to innovate, with perspectives from drug developers, investors and academia. Networking opportunities accompany plenary sessions.

Aquatis Hotel, September 27, 2018, 1pm to 6pm. Biopôle is proud to be official partner of the event.

>> Visit the official website

>> Download the flyer 

About the Swiss Biotech Association

The Swiss Biotech Association is a non-profit, member-driven organization representing the interests of the Swiss biotech industry. Swiss biotech companies are leading the way in developing and commercializing innovative medicines, diagnostics, healthcare treatments, services and enabling technologies.


Biopôle on the road

03.10.2018 09:00 | ILMAC Lausanne

Venue: MCH Beaulieu Lausanne, Avenue Bergières 10, 1004 Lausanne
Cost: Free for registration before Septembre 26

L’ILMAC met à Lausanne, à la disposition de la communauté chimie et sciences de la vie une plateforme et comble ainsi une lacune sur le marché en Suisse romande. La manifestation associe transfert de connaissances actuelles et offres de produits de haute qualité, dans une atmosphère détendue et conviviale.

Olivier Philippe, Head of Business Development de Biopôle, sera preésent avec un stand.


Visiter le site internet de ILMAC >>


Ou regarder la vidéo de l’année passée sur YouTube. 

Événements Biopôle

16.10.2018 16:00 | Swiss HLG Workshop: Sell the Story with Thomas Staffelbach

Organizer: Swiss HLG and Biopôle SA
Venue: SC-CLE building - Salle B301, Centre Laboratoire d'Epalinges, Chemin des Boveresses 155, 1066 Epalinges
Cost: Free, registration compulsory

A good reputation is priceless. It is built by continuous, credible and repeated communications. Handled carefully and professionally before, during and after negotiations, good communications can add real value to a licensing deal. The workshops covers some basic rules of how communications works, explains the different communication materials needed in a licensing process and shows, how business developers should prepare teasers and confidential slides decks.


Thomas Staffelbach

Thomas Staffelbach is senior consultant at TS Kommunikation, a boutique consulting firm specialized in communications, strategy and change management. Thomas is passionate about innovation and the people behind it. For 15+ years, he has been advising biotech, medtech and pharmaceutical companies to position the medical and commercial potential of their pipeline. As former head of communications and investor relations of listed and private companies, Thomas understands the particular communication needs of startups companies from first hand.


Swiss HLG – Who are we? 

We are a group of Healthcare Licensing Professionals working together to serve those actively involved in business development and licensing within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry. As a professional association, we are run by a board elected by its members.

Événements Biopôle

22.10.2018 13:00 | Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2018

Organizer: Tech Tour
Venue: Hôtel Aquatis

The Alpine High-tech Venture Forum (AHVF) will be a unique event for the most innovative entrepreneurs operating in Switzerland and its surrounding regions focused on Life Sciences, Clean Technology and Information Technology to meet and present themselves to active international investors and corporations seeking for investment and partnerships.

AHVF is hosted by Canton de Vaud and will be this year in its seventh edition. It plays an important role in the promotion of the dynamic and innovative professional entrepreneurs within the Alpine area. It also promotes the venture capitalists in the Alpine area and the rest of Europe to support their partnerships and investments.

The best high growth companies
Some 40 early-stage companies active in the high technology sectors will be selected to present at the Forum by the Selection Board, who will assess them on the basis of their business potential, technology merit, competitive position, investment interest and team experience.

Presenting companies will be:

  • From Canton de Vaud and Switzerland
  • From surrounding regions (including Rhône Alpes, Franche Comté, Alsace, Baden Würtemberg, Bayern, Tirol, Aosta, Piemonte, Lombardia, Trentino Alto Adige – Süd Tirol
  • High technological entrepreneurs focused on ICT, LifeScience and CleanTech


Programme :

  • 13h00 Registration & Welcome coffee
  • 13h30 Opening & Welcom by Hosts
  • 13h40 Introduction : How to structure an effective presentation by William Steven (Tech Tour)
  • 14h00 Short break for room change
  • 14h15 Coaching session 1
  • 14h15 Coaching session 2
  • 14h15 Coaching session 3


15h15 Coffee break

  • 16h00 Coaching session 4
  • 16h00 Coaching session 5
  • 16h00 Coaching session 6


17h00 StartLab visit with a closing cocktail for the CEOS

19h30 End of Venture Academy

Visit the TechTour official website

Biopôle on the road

15.11.2018 00:00 | BioInnovation Day – Incubator Prize

Organizer: BioInnovation Day Committee
Venue: Campus Biotech, Geneva

BioInnovation Day 2018 will take place at Campus Biotech, Geneva’s life sciences hub

Building upon the success of previous editions, BioInnovation Day 2018 will provide an opportunity for researchers, scientist-entrepreneurs and early-stage start-up ventures to pitch their projects to an audience of peers, venture capitalists, investors and licensing / partnering professionals from industry.

The 2018 edition will feature project pitches by researchers from all academic institutions of the Romandie covering all areas of the life sciences, as well as presentations by invited speakers on various topics relevant to academia-industry partnering and/or entrepreneurship. The most promising projects will be selected by a jury to receive the BioInnovation prizes.

Biopôle will be present at BioInnovationn Day and is happy to be one of the donators of the Incubator Prize.

The winner of the Incubator prize may choose where to incubate his/her start-up. Depending on the chosen incubator, the benefits are as follows:

Biopôle (Lausanne)- 20’000 CHF in kind
  • Free access to StartLab for 2 people, including all needed labs and equipment, for 12 consecutive months
  • One desk in the open space area
  • One bench in the lab area
  • Free access to Biopôle’s administrative support
Éclosion (Geneva)- 15’000 CHF in kind
  • Free access to the Open Lab Space, including all needed labs and equipment, for 12 months
  • One desk in the open space area
  • One bench in the lab area
  • Coaching for 2 entrepreneurs for 10 hours
  • Free access to Éclosion’s administrative support
  • Acceptance for pre-incubation support services

Fongit (Geneva)- 10’000 CHF in kind
  • Membership for two entrepreneurs in Fongit’s innovation incubator for 6 months
  • Startup coaching by experts and entrepreneurs for 10 hours 
  • Hosting in Fongit’s collaborative space (2 desks for 6 months)

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Événements Biopôle

27.11.2018 16:00 | Swiss HLG Workshop: From Termsheet to Due Diligence with Christian Wyss / Vischer

Organizer: Swiss HLG and Biopôle SA
Venue: SC-CLE building - Salle B301, Centre Laboratoire d'Epalinges, Chemin des Boveresses 155, 1066 Epalinges
Cost: Free, registration compulsory


The workshop will explain the mechanics of term sheets for partnering transactions and explain how they are different from term sheets for equity financings. How does the timing of your research collaboration affect your next financing round and vice versa? What are the different forms of exclusivity and how do they affect your company going forward? You will get the tools needed to navigate on the thin line enticing potential partners and giving access to your technology under value. The workshop will further give hands-on advice how to prepare for due diligence and how to meet expectations of industry partners and investors without losing sight of negotiation strategy, intellectual property issues, confidentiality, and privacy concerns.


Swiss HLG – Who are we? 

We are a group of Healthcare Licensing Professionals working together to serve those actively involved in business development and licensing within the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and healthcare industry. As a professional association, we are run by a board elected by its members.

Biopôle on the road

29.11.2018 13:30 | BioAlps Networking Day 2018

Organizer: BioAlps
Venue: blueFACTORY Fribourg SA, Passage du Cardinal 1, 1700 Fribourg
Contact for registration: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-bioalps-networking-day-2018-47304482982?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&aff=escb&utm-source=cp&utm-term=listing


Le dysfonctionnement de notre système immunitaire : les maladies auto-immunes, inflammatoires et les allergies de l’innovation aux défis sociétaux.

L’occasion exceptionnelle de rencontrer vos futurs partenaires, clients ou investisseurs, le BioAlps Networking Day est aussi l’opportunité que l’association a choisie pour remettre le Prix BioAlps, distinction ayant pour objectif de remercier un représentant académique, ainsi qu’un industriel pour leurs participations au développement des sciences de la vie en Suisse occidentale.

Programme de l’événement

13h30 – 14h00 Accueil

14h00 – 14h30 Mots de Bienvenue

  • Mr Claude Clément, Président de BioAlps
  • Mr Olivier Curty, Conseiller d’État, directeur de l’économie et de l’emploi du canton de Fribourg
  • Mr Charles Phillot, Président du SICHH

14h30 – 14h45 Keynote

14h45 – 15h30 Table-Ronde 1 : Approche R&D Innovation
Le traitement de l’inflammation offre-t-il des opportunités pour des thérapies innovantes ?

  • Quoi de neuf dans les médiateurs chimiques de l’inflammation?
  • Inflammation et maladie dégénératives et chroniques
  • Inflammation et allergies

15h30 – 16h15 Table-Ronde 2 : Approche Industrie

  • Techniques immunologiques pour le diagnostic médical, sérologique ou infectieux
  • Traitements immunologiques pour la lutte contre les maladies auto-immunes
  • Traitements thérapeutiques innovants contre les allergies, le rhumatisme


16h15 – 16h45 Pause-Café

16h45 – 17h30 Table-Ronde 3 : Approche sociétale

L’Immunologie est une source de solutions prophylactiques (vaccins) et thérapeutiques dans de nombreuses disciplines médicales. Ces pathologies inflammatoires, allergiques, auto-immunes et de déficits des défenses immunitaires qu’elles soient aigues ou chroniques, ont une incidence notoire en santé publique et sont en augmentation constante, elles constituent un défi de santé majeur.

17h30 – 18h15 Cérémonie : Remise des Prix BioAlps 2018
Prof. Dr. Astrid Epiney, Rectrice de l’UNIFR

18h15 – 19h30 Cocktail de réseautage

Les intervenants des sociétés suivantes ont déjà confirmé:

 Abionic  CHUV  Hôpital Fribourgeois  UNIFR
 Anergis  CSL Behring  TRB Chemedica  UNIL
 Bilan  Glenmark  UCB Farchim  Vifor

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Biopôle on the road

04.12.2018 09:00 | BioFIT: A 360° approach to source Life Sciences early-stage innovations

Organizer: BioFIT
Venue: Lille, France

Biopôle will be present at BioFIT 2018.

BioFIT is the leading partnering event in Europe for technology transferacademia-industry collaborations and early-stage innovations in the field of Life Sciences. BioFIT is also the marketplace for pre-seed, seed and Series A investment in Life Sciences.

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Événements de la communauté

04.10.2918 08:30 | Empowerment Summit | Artificial Intelligence: Redefining the world of tomorrow

Organizer: Empowerment Foundation
Venue: ECAL – 5 avenue du temple 1020 Renens Switzerland
Cost: 350.00 CHF
Contact for registration: https://empowerment-summit.ch/


This event brings together world-renowned experts on Artificial Intelligence.
You will be able to meet experts who fully grasp issues related to the exponential development of these technologies.
A multidisciplinary approach is essential to the understanding of societal and economic changes already in progress due to Artificial Intelligence.
Get first hand information from key players who are already making this revolution to understand how AI is impacting your industry.

Members of the Biopôle Community can request a discount ticket of CHF 50. Please send an email to events@biopole.ch.