Sept. 4-6, 2017

Geneva, Switzerland

A unique event to challenge your way of thinking about Economics, Innovation, Research and Market

Confirmed speakers

Venki Ramakrishnan

2009 Nobel Prize in Chemistry. Group Leader of the Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge / President of the Royal Society

Hugo Hopenhayn

Professor, Department of Economics, University of California, Los Angeles

Peter Egger

Professor of Applied Economics, KOF Swiss Economic Institute, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Marie Thursby

Regents’ Professor Emeritus of Strategy at Georgia Institute of Technology

Patrick Aebischer

Patrick Aebischer

Former President of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) / Professor at the Surgical Research Division and Gene Therapy Center, CHUV, Lausanne

Carsten Fink

Chief Economist of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva, Switzerland

Amir Naiberg

Associate Vice Chancellor, CEO & President Technology Development Group, President & CEO Westwood Technology Transfer, UCLA Technology Development Group.

Hans Widmer

Hans Widmer

Program Director at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research

Dietmar Harhoff

Dietmar Harhoff

Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition

Marc Gruber

Marc Gruber

Full professor at the College of Management of Technology at EPFL / Vice President for Innovation at EPFL

Clare Fairfield

Chairman, Venture Capital Institute / Managing Director, Concerto Ventures


Dr. B. Ravikumar

Vice President and Deputy Director of Research, Federal Reserve of St. Louis, USA

Kai Johnsson

Full Professor LIP (EPFL)/ Former co-Director of the NCCR Chemical Biology/ Director at the MPI Heidelberg, Germany

Peter Rupert

Professor of Economics, University of California, Santa Barbara / Director of the UCSB Economic Forecast Project

Monika Mrazova

Assistant Professor, Institute of Economy and Econometrics, Geneva School of Economics & Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Howard Riezman

Howard Riezman

Director of the NCCR Chemical Biology / Professor, Department of Biochemistry, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Raymond G. Riezman

Research Professor of Economics Emeritus, University of Iowa, C. Woody Thompson, USA

Anja Schulze

SNSF Professor for Technology and Innovation Management, University of Zürich / Director of Swiss Center for Automotive Research (swiss CAR)

Dominique Foray

Full Professor at the EPF Lausanne - Chair of Economics and Management of Innovation



600 CHF

Industry members

1,200 CHF

Number of participants is limited to 60 | Fees include accommodation & meals