2. BBME Network Day

Zeit:15:00 bis 19:00
Lokalität: Auditorium Langhans, Pathologie, Inselspital 

Our 2015/16 kick-off event in Bern for the BBME showcased the depth and breadth of ongoing biomedical engineering projects in the Canton of Bern.

It highlighted the strong, existing research connections between the biomedical engineering researchers at the University of Bern and the Inselspital University Hospital Bern, as well as all the purposeful links with the wider biomedical engineering partners at the Bern University of Applied Sciences and the INNOCAMPUS AG, Biel.

The close, physical proximity of all partners allows for well-directed exchange of researchers, clinicians, resources, technology and facilities. It was acknowledged that this resilient cooperation is a unique opportunity to drive forward-looking, interdisciplinary research into novel biomedical engineering solutions that could benefit patients in the Canton Bern and beyond. All partners agreed to make the BBME Network meeting an annual event in the Canton Bern.

We are therefore pleased to announce the 2017 BBME networking event to take place at the Inselspital in Bern. We look forward to present progress on key research projects, some initiated as a result of last year’s event. There will also be updates on new initiatives to strengthen the BBME research platform that could facilitate novel projects and move existing projects nearer to clinical application.

We hope to provide a useful forum to exchange ideas, hear about projects in progress and find time to network with peers. This promises to be an exciting year, with major projects such as SITEM-Insel taking shape – latest news on which will be presented at the meeting.


Please register to let us know if you plan to attend and who from your group may accompany you. This will help our planning.
Feel free to contact Diana Bethge for any questions:
T +41 31 632 7478


  • Prof. Dr. Lutz Nolte
    Director ISTB, University of Bern
  • Prof. Dr. med Felix Frey
    Director sitem-insel AG
  • Dr. Heiko Visarius
    VISARTIS Healthcare GmbH Prof.
  • Dr. Stefan Weber
    Director ARTORG Center, University of Bern
  • Dr. Marcel Jacomet
    Head of Institute for Human Centered Engineering, Bern University of Applied Sciences
  • Dr. Michael Sauter
Agenda | Draft


  • Dr.Heiko Visarius

Status Updates of key projects

  • BBME Update and Next Steps
    Lutz Nolte, Stefan Weber
  • Status and Future of SITEM-Insel
    Felix Frey, CEO sitem Insel AG
  • The Switzerland Innovation Park Biel
    Michael Sauter, LS Innocampus

Updates on funding opportunities

  • SNF Bridge
    Chris Boesch
  • Horizon2020
    Sasha Hugentobler and Leah Witton, EU Research

Update BBME

  • BBME.ch website and booklet
  • Presentation of two success stories
Network Apero