A joint program between EPFL Innovation Park and Groupe Mutuel
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Program Duration 9 months

Tech4Eva Opening Conference 2024

May 13, 2024


Welle7 (deck3), Schanzenstrasse 5, Bern, Switzerland and Online




About the Event

Be where Femtech disruption happens!

EPFL Innovation Park, Groupe Mutuel invite you to the 2024 Tech4Eva Opening Conference on May 13, 2024. Tech4Eva revealed the final selection of the 2024 cohort. Meet the selected Femtech start-up of the equity free global accelerator program!

The 4th Opening Conference of Tech4Eva took place virtually and in Bern at Welle7 to accelerate and disrupt Women's health across the world. The event brought together the ecosystem including 250+ experts, ecosystem builders, investors, corporates, researchers, entrepreneurs, and innovators to co-create new solutions and to launch initiatives for better health for all, and for gender equity in health research. Build a new future together with us to create better women’s healthcare for tomorrow!

During the program you will:

-Gain Knowledge on the latest trends advancing women's health from the leading innovators;

-Find Femtech solutions, investment and partnership opportunities;

-Expand your research and Femtech business network;

-Discover and meet the disruptive Tech4Eva's start-ups 2024; and

-Be inspired to create tomorrow's innovative solutions in women's health!

How to get to Welle7, Bern

Bern main railway station, Welle exit. Direct access via the bridge over platforms 1-13.

Bus Nr. 20 or Postauto  Nr. 100 or 101, Schanzenstrasse stop

Park your bike for free for 20 minutes in the bike park

The conference room is located on the third floor.

Event Speakers

Laura Santos-Carreras
Team Section Lead Active Implants, Helbling Technik
Full bio

With over 10 years of experience in R&D of medical devices, Laura works as a Team Section Lead at Helbling Technik, a leading engineering and consulting firm in Switzerland.

She holds a PhD in Robotics from EPFL, related to robotic surgery and conducted postdoctoral research at ETHZ, exploring robotics for rehabilitation. Following these two fields she has a lot of interest and tries to keep the team updated on the latest progress in actuator control and neuro-interfaces.

Laura is highly motivated to play her part in driving innovation in women's health by mentoring Femtech startups. She aims to support them by leveraging her experience in risk reduction through systems architecture, electrical safety of medical devices, medical software development, design control, and clinical trial technical support.

Laurent-Dominique Piveteau
CEO, Debiotech
Full bio

Laurent-Dominique Piveteau joined Debiotech in 2005 and was appointed as Chief Executive Officer in 2015. Prior to this, Laurent-Dominique held several positions in R&D and in business development. During his PhD thesis, he collaborated with the Robert Mathys Foundation, he was a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA, US) working on contrast media for MRI, and worked in technology transfer at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) (Switzerland). Laurent-Dominique also co-founded NextKidney, a spin-off of Debiotech and taught Innovation Economics at EPFL. He is non-executive director at RSP Systems, a Denmark based medtech startup and at Oxyprem AG, based in Zürich.

He holds an MSc in Physics from the ETH Zürich (Switzerland), a PhD from the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) and an MBA from INSEAD in Singapore and Fontainebleau (France).

Stefan Troller
Senior Vice President, Helbling Technik Bern AG, Partner at Helbling Group
Full bio

Stefan Troller, Senior Vice President at Helbling Technik Bern AG and Partner at Helbling Group, brings over 20 years of experience in Microengineering to his role. His focus has primarily been on the development of medical devices and optics within the Helbling organization.

Jerome Mariethoz
Director Health & Prevention, Groupe Mutuel
Full bio

Jérôme has over 10 years of background experience in the insurance industry. He has specific skills in company turnarounds, management of large scale projects, and management of 700+ teams.

Marta Gehring
Senior Fellow, EPFL Innovation Park and Tech4Eva Mentor
Full bio
Dr. Chung Looi
CEO, Luna by Ablatus
Full bio

10 years in biomedical research and medtech. Partnerships & Business Development US, EMEA and Asia Insurer experience.

Anna Soederlind
Innovation Expert, Groupe Mutuel
Full bio

Anna holds a MSc from Stockholm School of Economics, as well as diplomas from the Karolinska Institutet and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH).

She is passionate about the mix between economics, technology and the human aspect of healthcare.

In her current role she is responsible for the Innovation activities carried out at Groupe Mutuel, aiming to constantly bringing new topics and trends to the table.

Jerome Michaud
COO & Co-Founder, PhenomX Health and Tech4Eva Mentor
Full bio

Jérôme is an EPFL Alumni, MSc in Material Science Engineering (2011) and CAS in Management of Life Sciences Ventures (2023), Project Management Professional (PMP 2021) and Situational Leadership Trainer (SLII 2022) with 15 years of experience in innovation, operations management, 1 successful exit and two businesses up and running (Augeo Business Coaching and PhenomX Health SA).

Jérôme is currently an active startup coach/mentor at Tech4Eva, FemTechLab, MassChallenge Switzerland and, Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of PhenomX Health, an early stage Swiss FemTech startup.

That’s his passion for entrepreneurship that pushes him to create his first company in 2010 while studying and after 5 years and a successful exit, join Procter & Gamble to drive and scale-up innovation. During more than a decade managing corporate innovation Jérôme developed a strong expertise in the consumer goods and healthcare industries, notably managing P&G/Teva Pharmaceuticals JV post dissolution and the integration of Merck consumer health from an end-to-end technical operations point of view.

As a coach and mentor since 2021 Jérôme regularly supports startups and SMEs in the fields of MedTech, Digital Health and BioTech. These activities helped him develop a strong understanding of the Swiss and International startup ecosystem and, network. His fields of expertise include business strategy and operations, portfolio and resources management, digital transformation, organizational design and development, strategic partnerships.

Event Agenda

13:00 Registration & Welcome Coffee at Welle7,

13:30  Welcome Remarks

Masters of Ceremony: Jerome Michaud, Mentor of Tech4Eva and Anna Soederlind, Innovation Expert of Groupe Mutuel

13:40 Keynote on "Innovating with Impact: Bridging the Gap between Femtech Research & Market Entry"

Speaker: Laura Santos Carreras, Team Section Lead Active Implants, Helbling Technik

14:00 Introduction Program 2024

Speaker: Lan Zuo Gillet, Deputy Managing Director of EPFL Innovation Park and Director of Tech4Eva

14:15 Announcing Debiotech Award Winner

Speaker: Laurent-Dominique Pivetean, CEO of Debiotech SA

14:20 Tech4Eva Showcase Tech4Eva Start-ups Group 1

Showcase: Hormona, CareNX Innovations, cc Diagnostics, Calico Biosystems, Babyndex, HeroSupport, Luna by Ablatus Therapeutics, Endocure, VivoSensMedical

14:55 Mini break

15:10 Panel discussion "How to bring your medtech solution to the market"

Speakers: Chung Looi, CEO, Luna by Ablatus, Stefan Troller, Senior Vice President, Helbling Technik Bern AG & Partner at Helbling Group, and Laurent-Dominique Piveteau, CEO of Debiotech SA

Moderator: Marta Gehring, Senior Fellow of EPFL Innovation Park and Mentor of Tech4Eva

15:40 Tech4Eva Showcase Tech4Eva Start-ups Group 2

Showcase: Mamotest, DeepLook Medical, Harmonia Healthcare, Vital Start Health, Cosm Medical, Namida, Sin Reglas, Galena Innovations

16:20 Closing Remarks

Speaker: Jérome Mariethoz, Director Health & Prevention, Groupe Mutuel

16:30 Online Event ends

16:30 Networking Closing Drinks

17:30 In person Event ends

Time zone CET, agenda subject to changes, more info soon

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