22 Aug

Replay the WID-I4H Competition (Video on Demand)

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  • 10.00 – 10.10 Welcome address and introduction by:
    • Prof. Didier Pittet, MD, MS, WID Co-founder; Hospital Epidemiologist/Director of Infection Control Program & WHO Collaborating Centre on Patient Safety at Univ. of Geneva Hospitals (HUG) and Faculty of Medicine, Geneva, Switzerland
    • Dr. François Gilardoni, WID Co-founder; Venture Capitalist and Innovation Expert, Geneva, Switzerland
  • 10.10 – 10.20 Welcome address:
    • Prof. Denis Hochstrasser, Vice-Rector, Univ. of Geneva, Switzerland
  • 10.20 – 10.45 Keynote 1: Innovation for Health: From Basic Science to Bedside … and beyond to Health Policy
    • Speaker: Prof. Francis Waldvogel, Chairman, Novartis Venture Funds; Chairman of the Board, Symbiotics SA Microfinance, Switzerland
  • SESSION 1: WID-I4H Competition – Round 1 – Competitors from Canada (W21C), Hong Kong (HKPU), South Africa (TIH) and Switzerland (HUG)
    • 10.45 – 12.15 Teams 1-6 pitch to Jury – “Scientific Pitch” (10 min. pitch & 3 min. Q&A)

 


  • SESSION 2: WID-I4H Competition – Round 2 – Competitors from Canada (W21C), Hong Kong (HKPU), South Africa (TIH) and Switzerland (HUG)

    • 14.00 – 15.30 Teams 7-12 pitch to Jury – “Scientific Pitch” (10 min. pitch & 3 min. Q&A)


  • SESSION 3: WID-I4H Competition – Grand Jury Q&A

    • 16.00 – 16.30 Teams 1 to 6 on stage
    • 16.30 – 17.00 Teams 7 to 12 on stage
  • SESSION 4:  “2 Mad Minutes” (inspired by W21C) (2 min. pitch; 2 min. Q&A)
    • 17.00 – 17.45   10 Best Poster pitches on stage
    • 17.45 – 18.00   6 Finalists Announced by Prof. John Conly, Founder W21C, Head of Dept. of Medicine at Univ. of Calgary, Canada
  • SPECIAL EVENT
    • 18.00 – 19.30 Health Care Innovation around the World:
      • Canada, Dr. John Conly & Jill De Grood, Director at W21C (15 min.)
      • Hong Kong, Dr. Alex Molassiotis (15 min.)
      • South Africa, Dr. Boitumelo Semete (15 min.)
      • Switzerland, Dr. Xavier Comtesse (15 min.)
    • Panel Discussion (30 min.)


Friday, August 29, 2014 

  • SESSION 5: WID-I4H Competition – Round 3 (6 finalists selected on Aug. 28th)
    • 9.00 – 10.30 Teams 1-6 pitch to Jury – “Investor Pitch” (10 min. pitch & 3 min. Q&A)
  • PLENARY SESSION
    • 10.30 – 11.15 Keynote 2: The Current VC Investing Landscape for Healthcare
      • Speaker: Dr. Ralph E. Taylor-Smith, Venture Capitalist, General Partner at Battelle Ventures LP, USA


  • SESSION 6: WID-I4H Competition – Grand Jury Q&A

    • 11.45 – 12.15 Finalists on stage for jury Q&A
  • 12.15 – 12.30 Case Study: How we Raised $14 million!
    • Speaker: Dr Jurgi Camblong, CEO, Sophia Genetics SA, EPFL Innovation Park, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 12.30 – 13.00 McLean Sibanda (video on Innovation) & Best Moments of WID-I4H (video)
  • 13.00 – 13.30 Prize Ceremony 
    • Poster Prize: Prof. Osman Ratib, Chair of the Division of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Dept. of Medical Imaging and Information Sciences at HUG
    • Innovation for Health Award of Excellence: Prof. Alex Molassiotis, Endowed Professor in Health & Longevity/Head of School of Nursing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • 13.30 – 13.45 Closing Address by Ambassador Walter Fust, Chairman, African Innovation Foundation, Former Head of Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC)
  • 13.45 End of WID-I4H

16 Aug

Directions: How to get to Campus Biotech

WID-I4H 2014 will be held at Campus Biotech, located at 9, Chemin des Mines, Geneva 1211

You may arrive by taxi , tram or bus.

Taxi:

Tram: Take tram 15 to the Place des Nations stop. Campus Biotech is then within walking distance. Take Avenue de la Paix towards the lake (approx. 7 minutes), then turn right onto Chemin des Mines. Alternatively, take tram 15 to the Secheron stop, then walk along Avenue de France (towards the lake), turn left onto Avenue Blanc, then left onto Chemin des Mines.

Bus: Buses 1, 11 and 28 go to the Jardin Botanique stop, which is in front of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) building. When you exit the bus, walk along Avenue de la Paix, towards the lake, and make a right onto Chemin des Mines.

ParkingPlease note that there is no parking available on site at Campus Biotech.  You may find street parking nearby on Chemin des MinesAve. de la PaixRue de Lausanne and Avenue Blanc.