CTI Medtech Event and Award: bringing together Swiss players in medical technology

CTI Medtech Event

About 500 medtech experts gather at the annual CTI event, which promotes exchange between research, SMEs and start-ups in the field. The CTI Swiss Medtech Award is presented at this occasion.

At the CTI Medtech Event, players from the Swiss medical technology industry can get to know each other, discuss, exchange and come up with new ideas. Participants from the fields of research, production, distribution and services receive information on current trends, interesting projects and new products from poster sessions run by the event participants themselves, from presentations of successful projects and in podium discussions.


The high point of the event is the presentation of the CTI Swiss Medtech Award, worth CHF 10,000, to a medtech project selected by the specialist audience. There is also an award for the best poster.

The call for the CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2015 will be launched in spring.

Former events


CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2014 - Using ultra sound instead of catheters

The company Veinpress GmbH won the CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2014 of CHF 10 000 at the CTI Medtech Event on th 2nd September in the Kursaal in Bern. The company was awarded the prize for the joint development with the ETH Zurich of a novel method for measuring central venous pressure, without having to insert a catheter. The prize of the CTI was awarded to one of the three projects, which were nominated for the first time through live voting by the experts present.


CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2013 - Targeting and destroying metastases

The CTI announced the winner of the CTI Swiss Medtech Award 2013 and presented the prize of 10 000 francs at the Kursaal in Bern today. The winners – chosen from among three nominated projects by the experts present – are the firm CAScination and the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern, who jointly developed a navigation system for liver operations that allows surgeons to target and destroy metastases.

KTI Medtech Initiative

The CTI Medtech Initiative was launched in 1997 and since then has given support to over 500 projects. CTI Medtech has two main aims: to improve the innovativeness and competitiveness of Swiss medical technology and to stimulate the transfer of know-how between researchers, medical technology companies, start-up companies and SMEs. Each year, an average of 30 projects receive funding. In addition between 10 and 20 start-ups from the medtech sector take part in CTI training and coaching programmes.

Last modification 22.01.2015

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