Inartis Foundation

Inartis is a non-profit foundation aiming to promote Innovation.

Inartis is a non-profit foundation aiming to promote Innovation in particular in the areas of Life Sciences and technology by fostering the interaction between innovators, teaching and research centers as well and industry professionals.

Inartis manages multiple projects such as incubator Espace Creation in Sion, community lab and incubator Univercite in Renens/Lausanne, publishing activities Clefs-du-Savoir, as well as professional networks Inartis Network supported by the Swiss Confederation (RTN programmes by CTI), NR1, SwissHeritage and Republic-of-Innovation.

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The people behind Inartis

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Carmelo Bisognano

Master Biology UniGE, PhD Univ. Hosp Geneva

Dr. Bisognano had a post-doctoral position at the University Hospital of Geneva where he conducted research on molecular regulation of… Dr. Bisognano had a post-doctoral position at the University Hospital of Geneva where he conducted research on molecular regulation of bacterial resistance. He is the author of publications in international scientific journals and has obtained several awards for his research work (GSK and MSD Awards, Swiss Society for Infectious-Diseases). He was also a biotechnology consultant for Geneva’s government, research institutes and a Marketing Manager in a bioinformatics company. More recently, he co-directed a course on Biotech valuation for MoT MBA (EPFL) and collaborated with investment funds for their strategic portfolio allocation. He founded and managed several companies such as Easymed Services Inc. (EZM:CN), a British Columbia, Canada, company. Since 2013, he serves as Head of Strategy for Inartis Foundation.

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Benoit Dubuis

Chem Eng EPFL, PhD ETH, MTE IMD

Dr. Dubuis brings more than 20 years of international experience in the field of life sciences, both in industry and… Dr. Dubuis brings more than 20 years of international experience in the field of life sciences, both in industry and in academic science management. He occupied different management positions in pharmaceutical companies, including Chemap, Ciba-Geigy/Novartis and Lonza. Benoit joined the EPFL in 2000 and established the School of Life Sciences serving as its first Dean. He also launched the BioAlps organization and founded Excellgene SA. In 2004 he co-founded Eclosion, the first Swiss Life Sciences seed-fund and incubator. In June 2013, he was appointed Executive Director of Campus Biotech Geneva and Development Director of the Wyss Center.

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Juliette Lemaignen

Ingénieur IMAC, MBA Essec Strategy and Management of Health Industry, Institut Français de Journalisme

Juliette Lemaignen follows the biopharma industry since 12 years. She held different positions including head of the information department for… Juliette Lemaignen follows the biopharma industry since 12 years. She held different positions including head of the information department for the French economical newspaper Biotech & Finances during 10 years. In parallel, Juliette worked as a trainer for the pharmaceutical industry including missions for change of behaviors in sales representatives missions created, developed and monitored with Bayer Healthcare. As a consultant she worked on a transformative cross-channel project for Janssen. Active in the field of start-ups, she seats in the board of two companies. Since 2015, she serves as Operations Manager for Inartis Foundation.

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Blaise Lovisa

Dr. sc.techn. EPFL, MSc Electrical Engineenring

Over the last 10 years, he assumed several R&D positions, both in academic and industrial environments. He was lately active… Over the last 10 years, he assumed several R&D positions, both in academic and industrial environments. He was lately active as project leader in the medtech industry to develop implantable systems. He serves now as coordinator of Espace Création Sion, a place dedicated to innovators and entrepreneurs and supported by the City of Sion in Switzerland.

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Marie Loye

Federal diploma of toursim expert, federal licence of Executive Assistant, cantonal certificat of webmaster and applied office tasks.

Marie Loye begins her carreer in the field of tourism before joining HESSO Valais as project manager. She has also… Marie Loye begins her carreer in the field of tourism before joining HESSO Valais as project manager. She has also been secretary for Genilem Switzerland, managed a BnB at Haute-Nendaz and animated the association Homelink for Switzerland and Austria. Mme Loye is familiar world of high schools, innovation and entrepreneurship. She acts as project manager and executive assistant of Espace Creation at Sion.

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Ksenia Tugay

Master Biology Moscow Univ. , EPFL research assistant, PhD UNIL, NYU medical center

Dr. Tugay holds a PhD from the University of Lausanne where she conducted research on diabetis. She is the author… Dr. Tugay holds a PhD from the University of Lausanne where she conducted research on diabetis. She is the author of publications in international scientific journals and has obtained several awards for her research work (ISIS millennium, British Council). She also was a senior biotechnology consultant for Cambridge Squared (London) and many other companies. More recently, she founded and was in charge of many initiatives for promoting innovation (ex. Innovation Forum). She also was involved in the organization of national and international events directed towards innovation and start-ups. Since 2015, she serves as Innovation & Development Manager for Inartis Foundation.

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Sitraka Ramaniraka

He serves as administrative assistant for the Inartis-Network. He is responsible for the logistics, organizational and administrative tasks, and for… He serves as administrative assistant for the Inartis-Network. He is responsible for the logistics, organizational and administrative tasks, and for helping Inartis-Network members in their daily activities and providing support to the Inartis-Network members.

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Joseph Maisano

Ing. Electricien EPFL, Dr. Sc. Tech. EPFL, EMBA MoT

He assumed operational and executive positions as Business Development, M&S, Project and Product Management in high technology companies (Phonak, CSEM,… He assumed operational and executive positions as Business Development, M&S, Project and Product Management in high technology companies (Phonak, CSEM, Adamant Technologies, Alpes Lasers). As Central Coordinator, he implemented the mandatory internship’s program at EPFL. He is the General Secretary of the Inartis-Network.

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Maria Håkanson

Dr. Sc. ETHZ, MSc Biology Engineering

Prior to joining the Inartis Network she worked as an R&D Engineer and Project Manager at CSEM SA, where she… Prior to joining the Inartis Network she worked as an R&D Engineer and Project Manager at CSEM SA, where she was developing cell handling and assay tools based on modified hydrogel beads and microfluidic systems. Besides her engagement with the Inartis Network she is still managing R&D projects at CSEM in part time. She has a Network in the field of biomaterials and in vitro diagnostics in Switzerland and Sweden. She is managing the innovation consulate Zurich of the Inartis-Network.