The Steering Committee is a working group of representatives from various public authorities and companies in Switzerland. It aims to support the biotech industry in Switzerland by publishing the Swiss Biotech Report every year. Its members are:
biotechnet Switzerland, the network of the Swiss Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) and Empa’s biomaterials group, is the onestop shop for innovation in technology where companies – especially small and medium-sized ones – can easily fi nd the specialist contact person for a specifi c development. For further information visit www.biotechnet.ch
Prof. Dr. Daniel Gygax
T +41 61 467 45 62
The innovation promotion agency Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) supports R & D projects, KTT, entrepreneurship and the development of start-up companies. CTI helps optimize knowledge and technology transfer through the use of networks, mentors and platforms. Support is generally available for R & D projects relating to scientific innovations in all disciplines. Project proposals are submitted using the bottom-up principle and are mainly selected on the basis of their innovativeness and market potential. www.kti-cti.ch
Prof. Dr. Oreste Ghisalba
T +41 61 711 0021
Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property is the official government body for intellectual property rights in Switzerland and is responsible for examining, granting and administering these rights. The Institute’s services also include tailor-made searches for trademarks and patent information and training courses on various aspects of intellectual property. For further information visit www.ige.ch.
Prof. Dr. Heinz Müller
T +41 31 377 73 68
Ernst & Young Ltd.
Ernst & Young is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. Worldwide, our 167,000 people are united by our shared values and an unwavering commitment to quality. We make a difference by helping our people, our clients and our wider communities achieve their potential. For more information about our organization, please visit www.ey.com/ch
T +41 58 286 84 03
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research. As mandated by the Swiss Federal Government, SNSF supports all basic research in all scientific disciplines, from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine. The focus is on the scientific assessment of projects submitted by researchers. The best applicants are funded by the SNSF to the tune of around CHF 760 million each year. The SNSF supports some 7,000 researchers annually, of whom at least 5,500 are aged 35 years or under. www.snf.ch
Dr. Ori Schipper
T. +41 31 308 23 75
scienceindustries is the Swiss business association of the chemical, pharmaceutical and biotech industry. scienceindustries supports the innovation strategies of its over 250 member companies by consistently dedicating itself to obtaining exceptional regulatory framework, nationally and internationally. For more information visit www.scienceindustries.ch.
Dr. Jan Lucht
T +41 44 368 17 63
SIX Swiss Exchange AG
SIX Swiss Exchange is a leading regulated securities exchange in Europe and unrivalled in the life science area. As a key pillar of the Swiss financial sector’s infrastructure, it is an ideal listing location and helps create the best possible trading conditions, connecting investors, issuers and participants from across the world. It forms the efficient and transparent reference market for trading in its attractive segments of equities, bonds, ETFs, ETPs and securitised derivatives (via Scoach). It invests continually in high-performance exchange technology. Its trading platform supports multiple currencies and features an impressive selection of modular connection options as well as low latency and high capacity. As a reliable, well connected and highly engaged partner, SIX Swiss Exchange enables the success of its customers. For further information visit www.six-swiss-exchange.com.
Andrea von Bartenwerffer
T +41 58 399 29 41
Swiss Biotech Association
The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) was founded in March 1998. Today more than 220 companies represent the national association.
SBA is the industry association of small and medium-sized enterprises active in all areas of biotechnology as well as a highly respected networking platform for the multinational companies active in the sector. For more information visit www.swissbiotech.org
+41 44 455 56 78
Switzerland Global Enterprise
Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) works all over the world to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location. Its role as a center of excellence for internationalization is to foster exports, imports and investments, to help clients develop new potential for their international businesses and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. S-GE is a strong and trusted partner for its clients, the cantons and the Swiss government, with a global network of experienced advisers and experts. For more information visit www.s-ge.com/de
+41 44 365 54 55