Overview Experts

"we have done it successfully before"

We cover a wide range of different academic and industrial backgrounds and among us are academic leaders in their field, serial entrepreneurs and former executives of large multinationals organizations. Our combined experiences range from Agrotech, Biotech, Chemistry, Diagnostics, Engineering, Foodtech, Medtech, Pharma, and ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) to Banking and Fintech and cover many areas required to develop novel products based on innovative science. In our fields we have over 500 years of combined professional experience.

We have published over 1’800 scientific publications in renowned scientific journals, and over 160 patents, and had/hold faculty/professor positions of Swiss Universities (Applied University Western Switzerland in Sion, EPFL, ETH, University of Berne, University of Basel, University of Applied Sciences SUPSI Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana). We have hands-on experience in founding and managing Start-up and SME companies (Grizzly Photonics, IMACO GmbH, Malcisbo, Neurotune, OphthaMetrics, Prionics, Virtamed, Dr. Pascal Sieber & Partners AG and others), as board members in various companies and also with management, operations and development of products in large multinational organizations (e.g. in Lonza, Novartis, Roche, Unilever, UBS, IBM).

BIOTECH / Pharma


 

  • Beda Stadler(VRP)

  • Hans-Peter Meyer (BoD) 

  • Dolf van Loon (BoD, Co-CEO)

  • Bruno Oesch (Co-CEO) 

MEDTECH / ICT / FINTECH / legal



  • Gabor Szekely (COO)

  • Urs Moser

  • René Salathé

  • Jürg Stucki 

  • Fiorenzo Scaroni

  • Matthias Kaiserswerth

  • Pascal Sieber

  • Marc Stucki

FOOD / AGROTECH



  • Barbara Keller 

  • Erich Windhab 

  • Dolf van Loon (BoD, Co-CEO)

  • Hans-Peter Meyer (BoD)

  • Beda Stadler (VRP)

OUR senior partners

Dr. Bruno Oesch

Scientific / technical expertise:

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotech, Pharmaceutical development, Diagnostics, Neuromuscular diseases, Neurodegenerative diseases.

Business / management expertise:

CEO and/or CSO of several biotech companies (Prionics AG, Neurotune AG, Malcisbo AG), expert in CTI startup and CTI Life Sciences. He has led numerous financing rounds and knows how to get products to market.

Prof. Dr. Dolf van Loon

Scientific / technical expertise:

Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Signal Transduction, Pathway engineering, Enzyme design, Industrial Production process development, Vitamins, Fine Chemicals.

Business / management expertise:

Head of Biotechnology in Vitamins and Fine Chemicals Division at Hoffmann-La Roche, INSEAD business training, own consulting and management company IMACO GmbH, collaboration with Kienbaum management consultants, CTI Startup and Life Sciences expert, frequent panel member of Eurostars-Eureka in Brussels and of various ERAnet calls, CEO startup center "GROW" Wädenswil.


Prof. Dr. Beda Stadler

Scientific / technical expertise:

Immunology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical development, Diagnostics, Laboratory Medicine, Allergic Diseases, Autoimmune Diseases.

Business / management expertise:

Former Director of the University Institute of Immunology at the Insel Hospital in Bern, emerited professor of Immunology from the Medical Faculty of the University of Bern. Development of immunological products together with various industrial partners.

Dr. Hans-Peter Meyer

Scientific / technical expertise:

Microbiology, biochemical engineering, microbial production process development, upscaling, piloting and production.

Business / management expertise:

Member of the biotechnology founding team of intra-preneurs within Lonza. Planning, investing, commissioning and running of the first piloting and manufacturing facilities. Member of the executive team responsible for R&D and manufacturing improvement. Lonza VP “Strategic Projects Biotechnology”. Faculty of the Applied University Western Switzerland in Sion.

Prof. Dr. Gabor Székely

Scientific / technical expertise:

Medtech, Medical Image Analysis and Visualization, Computational Life Science, BiomedicaDl Instrumentation, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Biomedical Simulation, Surgical Planning, Surgical Navigation, Biomedical IT

Business / management expertise:

Developed computer support systems for chemical and biomedical applications of magnetic resonance at Bruker Spectrospin, Fällanden, Switzerland. Full professor for Medial Image Analysis and Visualization. Director of the Swiss National Centre of Competence in Research on Computer Aided and Image Guided Medical Interventions. Co-founder and Board Member of the company Virtamed. Life Science Board of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI), head of the MedTech initiative.

Prof. Dr. René Salathé

Scientific / technical expertise:

Medical Technologies, Micro-Engineering, Biomedical Optics, Laser Applications, Integrated Optics, Fiber Sensors, Optical Communication.

Business / management expertise:

Head of material research division in Swiss Telecom industry. Full professor of Applied Optics at EPFL. Director of the Center for Laser Applications, the Institute of Applied Optics, and the Micro-engineering Department. Board Memberships of Electrosuisse and the Berner Fachhochschule. Member of the Board of Trustees of the Essential Medical Devices Foundation (EssentialMed.org) in Switzerland and of the scientific advisory board of the “Fraunhofer Institut für Lasertechnik ILT“ in Aachen, Germany.

Dr. Barbara Keller

Scientific / technical expertise:

Food chemistry, microbiology, analytics, technology, regulation and quality assurance, GMP certification and auditing, risk evaluation and incident management.

Business / management expertise:

Food control (Kantonales Laboratorium St Gallen). Food microbial test methods development (Unilever). Quality Assurance and Purchasing (CPC, Bestfoods, Unilever) in European and global functions. CTI Life Sciences expert.

Prof. DR. Urs moser   

Scientific / technical expertise:

Biomedical Engineering, Systems-Engineering, Electronics, Analog and Digital Signal Processing, Medical Ultrasound Imaging, Ultrasound Doppler, Electro-medical Devices.

Business / management expertise:

Expert for medical systems at Sulzer Innotec, Startup experience as a CTO. Professor for Systems Engineering and Medical Electronics (NTB Buchs). Medtech expert for CTI Life Sciences


Prof. dr. -ING. Erich Windhab

Scientific / technical expertise:

Process Engineering, Bio-Material Science / Food Science, Mechanical Engineering, Fluid and Powder Mechanics, Particle Technology, Functionalization of biostructure, Process design and optimization, Physiology guided food/nutrition design, in-line process measurements and process control, R&D strategies and governance.

Business / management expertise:

Full professor of Food Process Engineering at ETH Institute of Food, Nutrition and Health (IFNH), Director of Institute (IFNH), Founder/cofounder of several companies (own engineering company, startups),  member of industrial and governmental advisory  boards (EU, CH, overseas), board of directors experience, chair of Codex Alimentarius Committee (WHO/FAO)

 Dr. Fiorenzo Scaroni 

Scientific / technical expertise:

Biomedical technology, electrical Engineering, extensive working and teaching experience in ICT (Information and Communication Technology).

Business / management expertise:


Planning, construction and implementation of informatics and network structures and supercomputing capabilities, planing and realization of the university of Applied Sciences SUPSI (Scuola Universitaria Professionale della Svizzera Italiana), head of applied Research at SUPSI.
CTI (Commission for Technology and Innovation) expert for Information and Communication Technology. Member in various Swiss national University committees in the areas of ICT in Applied research.

Dr. Pascal Sieber  

Scientific / technical expertise:

PhD in Information Systems Research and Management Science, research on interdependence between Strategy, organization and information technology. Founding of the Centre for Research in Electronic Commerce at the University of Bern and the Electronic Journal of Organizational Virtualness. University lecturer on topics of Business Administration and Information Systems Research.

Business / management expertise:

Founder, management and board functions in Dr. Pascal Sieber & Partners AG. Entrepreneur and consultant with twenty years’ experience in the field of corporate and IT strategy for clients operating in Switzerland and internationally. Co-founder of diverse start-ups and spinoffs with a broad range of interim management and supervisory board positions. Former member of the Swiss Federal Commission for Innovation and Technology (CTI).

 Dr. Matthias Kaiserswerth

Expertise and Business experience:

Computer Science, Operating Systems, Distributed Systems, Networking, IT Security, experience in various other fields, such as Big Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, and Privacy, System and Service Management, Outsourcing.

Business / management expertise:

Managing Director of the Hasler Stiftung in Bern, Director and Vice-President IBM Research Europe, responsible for the research labs in Switzerland and Irland, Vice-President responsible for the worldwide IBM Research on Systems Management and Security, Key-Account manager for a large industrial IBM client. Member of the Board of Directors for various organizations. Expert for CTI for Information and Communication Technologies and head of the CTI enabling sciences group.

Jürg H. StuckI (Betr. Oek. FH/EMBA)


Expertise and Business experience:

Comprehensive banking-, business- and finance expertise. Special banking knowledge including Wealth Management. Corporate Advisory, Investment Banking. Tourism Strategic and Financing Expertise. Corporate Governance, Strategy and Management. Start-up investor and coach. Co-founder Angelgate AG and Investor Network DACH region. Innovation expert ES-Team CTI (Fintech, InsurTech, Businessmodel, etc.)
Entrepreneur, investor. Mandates of Board of Directors, Consultant.
Lecturer banking/finance University of applied science Zurich, Berne, Basle; lecturer tourism HSLU Lucerne.
In UBS: Wealth Management, Int. Germany Entrepreneur  and Business Development Team Germany/Austria, Corporate Finance Specialist, Managing Director

Marc Stucki (MBA LL.M.)


Legal / technical expertise:

Contract law, intellectual property law, public and private international law, company law, mergers and acquisitions, regulations, compliance.

Business / management expertise:
Consulting, interim management mandates and board memberships in turn around projects, family offices, aviation industry, healthcare and hospital industry.
Legal advisor to domestic and foreign small and medium sized companies.