November 14, 2024

CSEM Business Day 2024: Celebrate 40 years of pioneering innovation

Join us as we commemorate four decades of trailblazing innovation at our upcoming Business Day celebration!

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Join us in the Innovation Garden for our Business Day — a day where history blooms and future prospects flourish. We’re not just marking four decades of success; we’re cultivating the seeds of tomorrow.

Our Business Day will unfold with a series of moderated talks, unveiling collaborations on innovation projects with our esteemed industry partners. The event will also feature interactive exhibits that demonstrate the latest in cutting-edge technologies, offering a window into the future shaped by CSEM.

Event details:

📍 Venue: Kursaal, Kornhausstrasse 3, 3013 Bern
🗓 Date: Thursday, November 14, 2024
⏱️ Time: 09:45 - 16:00
🗣️ Language: English


A legacy of breakthroughs

Gain pivotal knowledge from esteemed industry speakers and our experts as they discuss their strategic partnerships, which are the cornerstone of CSEM’s four decades of innovative excellence:

  • Verena Schmidt, VP Robotics & Automation, RHI Magnesita - "Smart ladle gate: Developing a leap in steel safety and efficiency"
  • Boris Danev, UWB Segment Lead, Managing Director, Infineon Technologies (formerly 3db Access) - "UWB keyless entry: 3db Access’ answer to vehicle theft prevention"
  • John Morello, Founder, Freesuns - "Solar revolution: From vision to Switzerland’s most stunning photovoltaic roof tiles"
  • Marie Maurel, Water Resources and Biodiversity, Neroxis SA - "Lake Neuchâtel’s transformation: Sensing technology for ecological harmony"
  • Fabrice Rottmeier, Head of Business Development & CTO, Almatech SA - "Eclipsing the darkness: Almatech’s BATMAM batteries illuminate the path for satellite resilience in space"
  • PD Dr. Eva Brack, MD, PhD, Attending Physician, Dept. of Pediatric Oncology and Hematology, Children’s Clinic, Inselspital, University Hospital Bern - "Swiss Fever Project 2024: Advancing care through early fever detection in child cancer treatment"
  • Remi Villenave, LabHead, Roche - "Vascularization of organoid-on-plate: The key to smarter drug discovery"

Celebrating digital excellence

Witness the excitement of the CSEM's Digital Journey Award, as our finalists vie for the grand prize of 100,000 Swiss francs in technical support from our expert teams. 2021's winner, Digitel, will also showcase their sustainable innovation strides in refrigeration.

Join us in looking forward!

We are not just reflecting on our history, we are actively planting the seeds for a brighter tomorrow. Be part of this momentous occasion as we pay tribute to our heritage and drive the innovations of the future.



Opening of the welcome desk



Bahaa Roustom, VP Marketing & Business Development
Alexandre Pauchard, CEO



"How high precision contributes to sustainability"
Dominique Mégret, CEO Ecorobotix


Industry session: Digitalization


Coffee break



Sylvain Dolla, CEO Tissot


Industry session: Environment


Lunch break



"Key learnings on innovation for industry"
Nicola Thibaudeau, CEO MPS Micro Precision System AG


Industry session: Personalized Medicine


Digital Journey 2024 - Finalist pitches & winner's announcement


Closing address


Networking aperitif


End of the event

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