Our common challenge
Swiss universities generate about 120 spin-offs each year, but how do we encourage and support both students and university staff to further unleash their creative innovation potential and benefit society and the economy?
Our common vision
Stimulate an innovation culture and support student and university staff innovation and entrepreneurship at Swiss federal and cantonal Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences.
3rd Swiss Forum for University and Student Innovation
The 3rd Swiss Forum for University and Student Innovation targets education, support activities and ecosystem development for innovation and entrepreneurship at federal and cantonal universities, and universities of applied sciences in Switzerland. We wish to develop insights into methods for encouraging an innovation mindset for students and university staff interested in intra- and entrepreneurship, and build a network of innovation experts interested in developing innovation best practices for universities.
Outcomes for the participants
Our international speakers on student and university innovation and entrepreneurship
Past, Present and Future of Entrepreneurship Education
Managing Director, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and
Professor of the Practice of Entrepreneurship, MIT Sloan School of Management.
Bill Aulet is changing the way entrepreneurship is understood, taught and practiced around the world. He is an award-winning educator and author whose current work is built off the foundation of his 25-year successful business career first at IBM and then as a three-time serial entrepreneur. During this time, he directly raised over a hundred million dollars and, more importantly, created hundreds of millions of dollars of shareholder value through his companies. Since 2009, he has been responsible for leading the development of entrepreneurship education across MIT at the Trust Center.
Impacting people's lives in emerging markets through technology and entrepreneurship
Alisée de Tonnac
Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Seedstars
Alisee de Tonnac, is the co-founder and co-CEO of Seedstars, a Swiss investment holding on a mission to impact people’s lives in emerging and frontier markets through technology and entrepreneurship. Seedstars works in partnership with governments, development agencies, corporate partners, and private donors to develop emerging market entrepreneurship ecosystems, create jobs and fuel income growth. Seedstars is present in over 90 countries and invests in high growth technology companies in impactful sectors in those markets and support them with capital, knowledge and introductions. Alisee sits on several boards of companies and foundations and is also a member of the Swiss Innovation Council. She was nominated Social Entrepreneur Forbes 30 under 30, Innovation Fellow of Wired UK, Europe’s most influential women in the startup and venture capital space and one of the 29 Powerful Women by Refinery29.
Team Leader, Knowledge and Technology Transfer Team at Innosuisse
Get new insights from experts. Share your experience. Meet and discuss.
14:15 - 15:00 Alisée de Tonnac, Title TBA, Seedstars, Switzerland
15:00 - 16:00 Discussions to be defined and addressed
Who should attend?
We wish to assemble the experts, visionaries and fighters for innovation and entrepreneurship at all Swiss Universities and Universities of Applied Sciences. We want to meet you.
Innovation Leaders at Academic Institutions
Representatives from Student Initiatives
Innovation and Tech Transfer Experts
Role Models in Entrepreneurship
Industry experts in Innovation
Cantonal and Federal Authorities Encouraging Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Prof. Dr. Philipp Bubenzer, School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR)
Prof. Dr. Maurizio Caon, School of Management Fribourg (HEG-FR)
Dr. Eliav Haskal, NCCR Bio-Inspired Materials, University of Fribourg (Uni FR)
With local support from the
Association for Student Innovation
The Association for Student Innovation (ASI) was established in 2015 to help transform the innovation dynamics on campus in Fribourg. We foster cross-institutional innovation activities at the student level between the School of Management Fribourg, the University of Fribourg, the Adolphe Merkle Institute, and the School of Engineering and Architecture Fribourg.
ASI is the linchpin in launching, boosting and coordinating interdisciplinary student innovation activities with activities such as the Innovation Club https://www.innovation-club.ch and the first Swiss-wide forum on student innovation. Our students have won venture idea competitions, taken on innovation leadership positions in large firms, and founded start-ups.
The Forum is part of the Networking Event Series - Collaborative Digital Innovation
https://collaborative-digital.ch , supported by Innosuisse