Organization Executive Board and Central Administration

Executive Board and Central Administration

Innovation Office

Your first point of contact for questions related to innovation and entrepreneurship


The Innovation Office was founded in September 2021 to further promote a dynamic culture of innovation and entrepreneurial thinking at the University of Bern and the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital. The mandate of the Innovation Office is to support students, researchers and faculty members in translating ideas, research and inventions into innovations. Thereby, strengthening the University’s role in creating value through knowledge for society and economy.

UniBE Venture Fellowship

The Fellowship program enables young researchers for one year to continue their translational research, on which the innovation is based, in order to validate its technical feasibility (Proof-of-Concept) and to prepare its commercialization.

All Information about the UniBE Venture Fellowship. 

Advice & Connections

We support, advise and connect you on your journey to become an entrepreneur and promote innovation at the University of Bern and the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, as follows:

  • Analysis of potential for Innovation proposals of university-linked research
  • Advice for projects in the field of innovation (Innosuisse, Bridge grants, EU projects)
  • Support, advice and connections for the creation of spin-offs and industry-academia collaborations
  • Personalized workshops on topics such as business model, pitching, etc.
  • Advising, supporting and collaborating with faculties, departments, institutes or clinics with the goal to promote innovation and entrepreneurship

Information & Resources

We keep you informed about the most important developments and support measures in regard to innovation and entrepreneurship at the University of Bern and the Inselspital, Bern University Hospital, as well as relevant funding instruments and other support opportunities. Furthermore, we provide you with helpful resources to build your company (work in progress, stay tuned).

Stay connected with us:

  • On LinkedIn (more Social Media channels to follow)
  • By reading the INNO newsletter, with news on activities, support measures and other relevant info. If you’d like to sign up, please write to with the subject line “INNOnews abonnieren”.


To grow a vibrant community of entrepreneurially minded academics and students, the Innovation Office organizes various events, workshops and other activities related to innovation and entrepreneurship. To stay up-dated about the latest event announcements and developments at the University of Bern, sign up here for the INNO-Up-dates.

Date Event - in English Info
04.04.2023 Women who start up

Translational Entrepreneurship – Networking as key success factor

Organized by sitem-insel AG

Details and Registration
04.04.2023 Edupreneur Talks

Andy Abgottspon & hazu: From Silicon Valley to Silicon Valais

Organized by BeLEARN and the Innovation Office, University of Bern

Details and Registration
08.05.2023 Women who start up

Founders Forum

Organized by the Innovation Office, University of Bern

details to follow