Workshop Series: Building Impactful Partnerships Between Start-ups – Corporates – Academia
Every Monday & Thursday Lunch/Afternoon
May 31, June 3, 7, 10, 14 and Sept. 15th – 2021
Tech4Growth Health is part of the “TFV – Networking Events Series 2021-2024” empowered by Innosuisse and will cover 4 verticals: Health, Industry 4.0, Energy and Finance. Networking Event Series – Tech4Growth Health will be the 1ˢᵗ in this series and will take place from May 31 – June 14 and Sept. 15th , 2021.
Given the speed of innovation and the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and start-ups have a vested interest in partnering. A strong, win-win partnership between start-ups – corporates – academia is the key for success. Successful alliances can significantly speed up time to market and scaling up, amongst others.
EPFL Innovation Park created a series of 6 workshops with dozens of company executives as speakers, to talk about their best practices and lessons learned from their own experiences and to network. There will be case studies as well as group discussions. Start-up CEO/CTOs, Academic Professors, and Corporate innovation managers will have the possibility to work side by side to help each other, to achieve better understanding and to build a powerful business and personal network, and to leverage each other’s strengths to achieve disruptive innovation and to scale up.
Benefits for Start-up Participants
- Connect with relevant industry experts
- Learn experiences from other start-ups to avoid pitfalls
- Find potential corporate business partners for development of pilot projects, technology licensing, sales or distribution channels
- Meet potential investors
Benefits for Academic / Research Participants
Further your academic research, keep abreast and get insights on the commercialization of health-related products
Meet potential corporate partners for pilot opportunities
Connect with disruptive and agile start-ups
Expand your network in the health ecosystem
Benefits for Corporate Participants
Expand your network in the health ecosystem
Engage in thought leadership with peers on partnership strategies
Discover disruptive innovation and technologies and learn from agility of start-ups
May 31 - Online Session 1 (13h30-17h10)
Benefits and challenges of partnership
Understanding the differences in operational structure & company culture
Corporates and start-ups: how to partner with universities
Lan Zuo Gillet (EPFL Innovation Park), Nathalie Virag (Medtronic), Hervé Lebret (INRIA), Raphael Rollier (Swisstopo).
June 3 - Online Session 2 (11h00-13h00)
- Start-up and Corporate commercial partnerships: defining the partnership model to align with company strategy
Haider Alleg (Ferring), Jeroen van den Oever (Sun Bioscience), Massimo Lucchina (Cytec), Robert Scott (Novartis), Marta Gehring (Swiss Biotech Association)
June 7 - Online Session 3 (11h00-13h00)
Technology co-development: managing respective priorities, IP ownership and project teams
Prof. Jürgen Burger (University of Bern), Brigitte Bellone (Merck), Nicolas Loeillot (Group Mutuel), Lamine MBow (Ichnos Sciences).
June 10 - Online Session 4 (11h00-13h00)
Corporate Venture fund:
- Strategic goals, deal sourcing and investment process
- Involvement of business lines: Pros and Cons
- Key successful factors & pitfalls
Corporate buy out:
- Corporate M&A strategy v.s. start-up exit strategy
- Deal sourcing and M&A process
- Key successful factors & pitfalls start-up integration
Torsten Butz (CSS), Angelo de Rosa (Boston Scientific), Michael Friedrich (Distalmotion), Lan Zuo Gillet (EPFL Innovation Park), Giovanni Leo (Eba Med).
June 14 - Online Session 5 (11h00-13h00)
Other forms of partnerships: corporate accelerators, venture competition, mentorship etc.
Tips from start-ups founders and corporate executives
Laura Jeanbart (Molecular Partners), Ata Tuna Ciftlik (Lunaphore), Nicolas Loeillot (Groupe Mutuel), Massimo Lucchina (Cytec), Riad Sherif (Oculis), Lan Zuo Gillet (EPFL Innovation Park).
Sept. 15 Session 6 (10h00-15h15)
Networking day at Bois Chamblard (TBD in Presence)
How to build win-win partnership? Personal experiences and tips from start-ups founders and a corporate executives
Nicolas Loeillot (Groupe Mutuel), Massimo Lucchina (Cytec), Raphael Rollier (Swisstopo), Lan Zuo Gillet (EPFL Innovation Park), Tanja Dowe, (Debiopharm), Ursula Osterle (VPI, EPFL).
This workshops series is for high tech start-up founders, corporate senior executives and university professors / and senior scientists active in the Health sector to ensure relevant collaboration and exchanges (no service providers). Seats are limited and priority access will be given to the mentioned profiles, as we would like the exchanges and collaborations during the workshops to be as meaningful as possible to all participants.
Please pre-register as a participant. After approval, we will send you a link to complete your registration.
The 5 online workshops are free and we will ask for payment to confirm your participation in the physical event on Sept. 15th
5 Online Workshop Participation
- 5- Online workshops Sponsored by Innosuisse
- For start-up founders, academic professors, senior researchers and corporate executives in the Health-related sectors
Networking Event on Sept. 15th – Start-ups/Academics in Health Sector
- Includes last session’s physical meeting (Sept. 15th) and catering
- Start-ups that are incorporated since less than 7 years and have no more than 20 employees
Networking Event on Sept. 15th – Corporates in Health Sector
- Corporations and partners should contact us directly for special group discounts to apply. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Includes last session’s physical meeting and catering
Deputy managing Director EPFL Innovation Park
Member of Innovation Council
Chief Innovation Officer
Head of Innovation and Product Management
Swiss Biotech Association
Lead Western Switzerland
EPFL Innovation Park