Swiss PLG Academy: Sharing the Expertise

June 8th 2012, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Hotel Starling & Rolex Learning Center (EPFL), Lausanne

  • Are you concerned about Business Development and Licensing in the healthcare and medical environment?
  • Are you interested in learning and sharing expertise and experience with your current and/or future colleagues?

Join the “Swiss PLG Academy: Sharing the Expertise” on June 8th, 2012 to achieve these objectives!

Topics of this Academy will cover patent issues, legal considerations, funding and financing of new ventures as well as business development activities in drug development companies, drug delivery, MedTech and OTC.  Speakers include Frank Schager (Actelion); Karen Wagner (Ysios Capital Partners); Laurence de Schoulepnikoff (Novartis); Kim Bill (Nestlé Health Science); Christoph Maier (Fromer) and Jean-Jacques Becciolini (Advanced Urology Solutions)

To register, please connect to  (Places are limited)
For hotel reservation please contact Mr. Martinez, Starling Hotel The corporate rate of CHF 215 is valid until May 7th, 2012.

Participation fee: CHF 150 for full day conference incl. networking lunch and coffee.
In addition, the Swiss-PLG Board would be glad to welcome you with an informal networking apero on June 7th, 6.30 pm to 8 pm in the Rolex Learning Center (Restaurant Vallotton).
Special rates of CHF 215 CHF/night have been negotiated for you at the Starling Hotel, ideally located next to the EPFL and the Rolex Learning Center and only 10 min from downtown, on behalf of the Swiss PLG Academy. This rate will only apply for reservation made before April 15.

Programme and speakers

8.30 – 9.00 Welcome coffee
9.00- 9.45 Importance of Patent and FTO in licensing world Frank Schager (Actelion)
9.45-10.30 Crossing the Valley of Death: Financing and Fund Raising Karen Wagner (Ysios Capital Partners)
10.30-11.00 Coffee
11.00-11.45 The in & out-licensing model of Drug Development Companies Kim Bill (Nestle HealthSciences)
11.45-12.30 Business Development in the OTC world Laurence de Schloulepnikoff (Novartis)
12.30-14.00 Lunch (Restaurant Vallotton, Rolex Learning Center)
14.00-14.45 Business Development in the medical device world  Jean-Jacques Becciolini (Advanced Urology Solutions)
14.45-15.30 Key Legal considerations in Licensing Christoph Maier (Fromer)
15.30-16.00 General Discussion and Closure

Looking forward to welcoming you in Lausanne in June!
Swiss-PLG, Jean-Marc Séquier, Board Member