Global Partner

Pictet

Pictet

Founded in 1805 in Geneva, Pictet & Cie is today one of Europe’s largest private banks, and the leading independent asset management specialist in Europe, with CHF 505 billion (EUR 429 billion) in assets under management and custody at March 2018. Pictet & Cie is a partnership owned and managed by seven partners with unlimited liability for the bank’s commitments. The Pictet Group, based in Geneva, employs more than 4100 staff. The group has offices in the following financial centres: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Basel, Dubai, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Lausanne, London, Luxembourg, Madrid, Milan, Montreal, Munich, Nassau, Osaka, Paris, Rome, Singapore, Stuttgart, Taipei, Turin, Tokyo and Zurich.

Host Partner 

Canton de Vaud

Canton de Vaud

The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.The canton of Vaud is one of the main centers for research and innovation in Switzerland, with the largest academic and technology campus in the country and several research centers as well as internationally known industries, particularly in life sciences, micro-nanotechnologies, ICTs and cleantech. The Office for Economic Affairs (SPECo) is the official public organization that supports companies located within the canton of Vaud, especially those involved in sectors of advanced technology and industry. Indeed, SPECo advises entrepreneurs and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. SPECo can also provide direct financial support.

Gold Partner 

Johnson & Johnson

Johnson & Johnson

The world’s premier consumer health company. The world’s largest and most diverse medical devices company. The world’s third-largest biologics company. And the world’s sixth-largest pharmaceuticals company. Caring for the world, one person at a time, inspires and unites the people of Johnson & Johnson. We embrace innovation—bringing ideas, products and services to life to advance the health and well-being of people around the world. We believe in collaboration, and that has led to breakthrough after breakthrough, from medical miracles that have changed lives, to the simple consumer products that make every day a little better. Our over 125,000 employees in 60 countries are united in a common mission: To help people everywhere live longer, healthier, happier lives.

Silver Partner 

Medtronic

Medtronic

Medtronic is the world’s largest medical technology company, offering an unprecedented breadth and depth of innovative therapies to fulfill our Mission of alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life. Last year, more than 9 million people benefited from our medical therapies, which treat cardiac and vascular diseases, diabetes, and neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.