The startups are the heartbeat of SHS. We bring startups together with the right partner at the right time. Thus, we have built a network that comprises and benefits the entire Swiss healthcare ecosystem, including industry, healthcare providers, service providers, financiers and other partners. 

Startup Members

This week Swiss Healthcare Startups has 493 startup members reported on the SHS Cortex database.


Industry Members

The CSS Group insures around 1.8 million individuals and is one of Switzerland's leading health insurers. It is the market leader in basic insurance. With more than 100 agencies and around 2,700 employees, the CSS Group is close to its customers. As a health partner, CSS seeks to build new business models in digital health with promising healthcare start-ups.

Member since: 2020


GSK is a science-led global healthcare company with a special purpose: to improve the quality of human life by helping people do more, feel better, live longer. Every day, we help improve the health of millions of people around the world by discovering, developing and manufacturing
innovative medicines and vaccines.

Member since: 2021


Medtronic reimagines the treatment of the most complex and challenging conditions. Not for the one, but for the many. Not someday, but this day. With a passion for solving unmet needs, Medtronic redefines what’s possible in healthcare technology. The SHS partnership aims to collaborate with bright minds and creative entrepreneurs to jointly explore new opportunities.

Member since: 2021


Microsoft empowers people and companies of all sizes and industries to achieve more. With the dedicated Microsoft for Startups Program, also available with data storage in the Swiss datacenters, Microsoft supports cloud-based startups with a B2B focus in growth and scaling through a global ecosystem of customers and partners. The focus is on building a long-term partnership with startups while ensuring that intellectual property is always owned by the inventors and founders.

Member since: 2021


For more than 125 years, MSD has been inventing for life, bringing forward medicines and vaccines for many of the world’s most challenging diseases in pursuit of our mission to save and improve lives. We demonstrate our commitment to patients and population health by increasing access to health care through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships.

Member since: 2018


Sandoz, a Novartis division, is a global leader in generic pharmaceuticals and biosimilars. Our purpose is to pioneer access for patients by developing and commercializing novel, affordable approaches that address unmet medical needs. Our ambition is to be the world’s leading and most valued generics company.

Member since: 2019


Sanitas is one of the largest health insurers in Switzerland with 835,000 customers and a premium volume of CHF 2.9 billion. The company offers optimum insurance solutions for all phases of life and develops services in tune with the times, which includes seeking more efficient and differentiated ways of managing the cost of claims.

Member since: 2020


Sympany is a health insurance group for private and business with own health centres who protects its customers against the financial consequences of illness/accidents and is committed to providing affordable access to high-quality healthcare. Sympany is supporting as many people as possible so that they stay as healthy as possible, for as long as possible.

Member since: 2018


Viatris believes in healthcare as it should be – empowering people worldwide to live healthier at every stage of life. Because of the unwavering belief that better access leads to better health, they leverage the best-in-class manufacturing and scientific expertise and proven commercial capabilities to bring quality medicines to patients when and where they need them.

Member since: 2021

Healthcare Provider Members

The division "eEmergencyMedicine" at the University Emergency Department at Inselspital, University Bern, is dedicated to research, training and application of the entire spectrum of digitization in acute medicine. We are happy to receive inquiries for consultation and cooperation.

Member since: 2020


The Hospitals of Schaffhausen are unifying primary, secondary and tertiary medical care with broadly trained specialists. Based on our geographic location, we have a long history of sharing knowledge with medical technology providers. Our Innovation Board aims to keep the exchange going on. 

Member since: 2021


The Health Innovation Hub is the incubator for startups and entrepreneurship of the University Hospital Zurich. Its goal is to promote startups and entrepreneurship in healthcare by accelerating novel healthcare solutions to improve patients’ lives. The Hub provides a variety of support packages to entrepreneurs with innovative ideas in the field of healthcare.

Member since: 2021

Service Provider Members

addvantedge matches healthcare startups with investors - with an unprecedented data-driven benchmarking approach. They support their clients - hands-on and pragmatically - from analysis to implementation, if required with their global consultant network.

Member since: 2021


BV4 has a central role in the healthcare startup ecosystem as it supports startups, corporations, and investors at the same time. The company works with startups in the field of valuation and advises them in the fundraising process. Further, BV4 supports corporations in the scouting and assessment of the most promising startup cases.

Member since: 2021


Cetas Healthcare is a leading global Healthcare advisory firm that offers robust, intelligent, and actionable market and customer insights across all stages of Medical Devices and Diagnostics product lifecycle. Cetas Healthcare helps its clients solve critical business problems and make impactful decisions using their cutting-edge insights derived from robust data and rich analytics. Cetas Healthcare has already supported many Healthcare Startups across Europe with affordable market research projects covering all stages of the product lifecycle and covering a wide range of indications.

Member since: 2021


healthinal is your partner for contemporary software in healthcare. They develop beautiful modern mobile and web solutions exclusively for healthcare – for hospitals, psychiatries, physician networks, medical laboratories, pharmaceutical companies and ehealth & medtech startups.

Member since: 2021


Health Info Net AG (HIN) protects patient data in the digital world.  For healthcare professionals in Switzerland, HIN is the standard for secure communication and the trustworthy handling of sensitive data. HIN networks healthcare professionals in a simple, secure, and personal manner. 

Member since: 2021


Verhaert helps ambitious corporations and startups with their innovation challenges. Together with their clients they invent digital and physical products and services in Bio-, Med- & Healthtech. Verhaert does so by offering A-Z solutions; from ideation & value proposition, to prototype development & production.

Member since: 2021

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