Advisory Services Promotion of Innovation

About the Innovation Office

The Innovation Office is the central point of contact at the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, for concerns and questions regarding innovation and entrepreneurship. It was founded in September 2021 to promote a dynamic culture of innovation at the University of Bern. The Innovation Office raises awareness and supports students, researchers and lecturers with regard to new ideas and inventions, thereby strengthening the transfer of innovative research to the economy and society.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission Statement:

«We inspire and enable our academic community to translate knowledge and ideas into impactful innovations that create sustainable social and economic value.»

Our Vision:

«A thriving innovation ecosystem shaping our society of tomorrow.»

The offer of the Innovation Office

We support and advise you on your way to becoming an entrepreneur and promote innovation at the University of Bern and the Inselspital, University Hospital Bern. Our consulting services include:

  • Potential analysis of research projects and ideas for innovation funding applications
  • Personal consulting and assistance with the submission of funding applications in the innovation sector (especially Innosuisse, BRIDGE and EU projects)
  • Support and advice in the establishment and founding of startups
  • Personalized workshops on topics such as business model, market analysis, pitching, etc.
  • Consulting and support of faculties, departments, institutes or clinics regarding innovation promotion and entrepreneurship

We keep you informed about the most important things that are going on at the University of Bern and the Inselspital, University Hospital Bern, in terms of innovation and entrepreneurship, as well as relevant funding instruments and other support opportunities.

In our Innovation Guide, we also provide useful resources on various topics related to promoting innovation projects and starting your business.
Stay up to date:

  • Read the Innovation Office Newsletter: if you would like to receive a monthly overview of activities at the University of Bern, funding programs and other relevant info, you can subscribe to our INNO-Update here.
  • Network with us on LinkedIn.

The Innovation Office actively promotes the exchange and networking of innovation projects with the ecosystem at the University of Bern and Inselspital, as well as with relevant stakeholders from economy and society. 

For this purpose, the Innovation Office regularly organizes events with networking opportunities. An overview of the currently planned events can be found here.


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