25 Mar


WID-I4H is Honored to Welcome Fondation Pasteur Suisse (FPS) as a Sponsor! FPS was created in 2010 to support scientific collaborations between the Institut Pasteur and other Swiss organizations pursuing similar goals, and to raise funds for the Institut Pasteur. The Institut Pasteur has three core missions: research, public health and teaching. @aiderpasteur

Prof. Francis Waldvogel to give Keynote Speech at WID-I4H!
WID-I4H is honored to confirm Prof. Francis Waldvogel as a Keynote Speaker. Prof. Waldvogel is Former Head of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Geneva Hospitals and Faculty of Medicine; and Former Board President of the Swiss Federal Polytechnical Institutes. He is currently Advisory Board Chairman of Novartis Venture Funds which invests in young start-up companies in the life sciences. He is also Chairman of Symbiotics SA, a young start-up company active in the field of microfinance-sustainable finance in emerging countries. His WID-I4H speech is entitled “Innovation for Health: From Basic Science to Bedside … and beyond to Health Policy”. 

WID-I4H is Pleased to Welcome The Geneva Pharma Network (GPN), Swiss Career Connections (SCC) and ASAMCO (a non-profit Swiss-Korean Association) as Promotional Partners! We extend our sincere thanks to all three organizations for their gracious support! 

Canada’s Calgary Herald profiles WID-I4H Many thanks!

The University of Geneva Sponsors WID-I4H!
WID-I4H is pleased to announce that The University of Geneva (UNIGE), the UNIGE Faculty of Medicine and the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) are all all Official Sponsors of WID-I4H! @UNIGEnews@Hopitaux_unige

The University of Calgary is an official Sponsor of WID-I4H! 
Go Dinos@UCalgary; @UCDinos

Dr. Ralph E. Taylor Smith to give Keynote Speech at WID-I4H!
WID-I4H is honored to confirm Dr. Ralph E. Taylor-Smith as a Keynote Speaker. Dr. Taylor-Smith is General Partner of Battelle Ventures L.P. and Innovation Valley Partners L.P. and he is also a member of the strategic advisory management team for the Battelle Growth Capital Corporate Investments Fund. He covers all aspects of the venture investment business, including deal sourcing, due-diligence, deal negotiation and transaction closing, Board of Director duties, start-up company development and financial exits. He holds twelve patents: for innovation in semiconductor microelectronic devices, optical-fiber & photonics, fuel cells, flat panel displays and nanotechnology systems. His speech will address the current VC investing landscape for healthcare.

WID-I4H Welcomes the Geneva Pharma Network (GPN) as a Promotional Partner!
WID-I4H is pleased to have the support of GPN, a networking group based in Geneva, Switzerland comprised of professionals from pharma/life sciences/devices/diagnostics companies and related fields (including non-science professionals from specialties such as finance, marketing, and project management), who wish to share opportunities, needs and professional information with a group of their peers.

Fondation Lombard Odier Supports World Innovation Day, “Innovation 4 Health”!
WID-I4H is honored to have Fondation Lombard Odier as a partner! Foundation of the Partners of Lombard Odier, bankers in Geneva since 1796, Fondation Lombard Odier is a public utility grant-making foundation with a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship.

AIF’s Innovation Prize for Africa Promotes WID-I4H!
WID-I4H is honored and excited to announce Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) as a promotional partner. An initiative of the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) since 2011, the IPA honours and encourages innovative achievements that contribute toward developing new products, increasing efficiency or saving cost in Africa. Specifically, the award targets technological breakthroughs in such main concern areas as manufacturing and service industry, health and well-being,agriculture and agribusiness, environment, energy and water and ICTs. IPA provides USD 150,000 to winners who deliver market-oriented solutions for African-led development, the IPA acknowledges and encourages the endeavor of innovators and entrepreneurs and works to raise their profiles on the development agenda. AIF’s board chairman, Ambassador Walter Fust, will provide closing remarks at the end of the WID-I4H competition! @IPAprize

Switzerland’s Fondation Eclosion Sponsors WID-I4H! 
WID-I4H is thrilled to announce Geneva based Fondation Eclosion – “The Life Sciences Incubator” – as a WID-I4H Sponsor!

Claude Super joins WID-I4H as a Promotional Partner!
WID-I4H is proud to welcome Switzerland’s Claude Super as an official promo partner! Mr. Super will live tweet and blog from the WID-I4H competition. His blog  is one of the most read, independent, online publications in Switzerland, covering innovation, social technology, social platforms and management issues. Be sure to follow him for updates on the competition at @ClaudeSuper on twitter (#WIDI4H), as well as on LinkedIn, Facebook and G+!

WID-I4H Competition to be held at the Campus Biotech:
The first World Innovation Day (WID), “Innovation for Health” Competition will be held at the prestigious Campus Biotech in Geneva, Switzerland on August 28-29, 2014. Campus Biotech was launched in 2013 to drive forward the biotechnology sector in the Lake Geneva region, creating new opportunities for scientists and entrepreneurs. It is based in the former global headquarters of Serono, the biotechnology company built over three generations by the Bertarelli family. Campus Biotech is supported by a Consortium composed of: The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Geneva, Hansjörg Wyss, the Wyss Foundation and the Bertarelli family.