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 680 startup members reported on the SHS Cortex digital directory.


Industry Members

AstraZeneca is a global, science-led biopharmaceutical company. Driven by innovative science and our entrepreneurial culture, we are focused on the delivery of life-changing medicines that are contributing value to patients and society. At AstraZeneca we are committed on helping patients with some of the world’s most severe health problems including cancer, cardiovascular or respiratory diseases. Our ambition is to create the next generation of therapeutics and transform treatment for people living with chronic or life-threatening diseases.

Member since: 2023


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


Galenica is the leading fully integrated healthcare provider in Switzerland, and plays an important role in the Swiss healthcare market. It operates the largest pharmacy network in Switzerland, develops its own and partner brands in the categories of medicines, health, prevention and beauty, and it provides distribution services and e-health solutions to the healthcare market.

Member since: 2023


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


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 Medbase Group operates over 160 medical, pharmaceutical and dental locations in Switzerland. It has significantly expanded its position as a leading service provider for outpatient integrated medicine in recent years. Around 3200 employees provide holistic support to patients, from prevention and acute medicine to rehabilitation. Medbase Corporate Health offers companies specific advice and holistic projects in occupational health management.

Member since: 2022


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


Carroucell is a French manufacturer and the only one in Europe in the field of microcarriers and cell and gene therapy. Their solution is based on a patented Sol Gel formulation, which allows them to produce a xeno-free and fully customizable matrix, with a specific surface area 10 times higher than the competition, a solution adaptable to either flask or bioreactor cell culture.

Member since: 2023


Codepole is a software development company based in Stockholm and Warsaw. They focus on providing clients with top-tier engineers to accomplish their targets whilst enjoying a high-quality development process. Codepole helps clients to set up nearshore development centers with exclusive engineers.

Member since: 2023


Congenius provides tailored MedTech consultancy services in the Quality, Regulatory, eHealth, Operations, and Clinical fields. By sharing knowledge and expertise with start-ups in the medical device and in vitro diagnostics industry, they form trusted partnerships that enable the smartest route to enhanced medical solutions.

Member since: 2023


CSEM is a Swiss technology innovation center developing advanced technologies with a high societal impact, which it then transfers to industry. ISO-13485 certified, CSEM pioneers disruptive biosystems and medical solutions that prevent, monitor, and treat diseases. CSEM is a leading innovator in the Swiss healthcare and life sciences industry.

Member since: 2023


Deloitte is a leading global advisory firm providing industry-specific services in the areas of Financial Advisory (M&A), Audit & Assurance, Consulting, Risk Advisory and Tax & Legal. With over 2,700 employees in Switzerland, Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters to their clients, people, and society.

Member since: 2023


Effectum Medical facilitates an efficient, accelerated market access for MedTech innovators by offering a maintained Plug-and-play Quality Management System and when needed, acting as legal manufacturer. Their new Plug-and-play QMS is based on a modular concept where startups can pick and choose the services they require.

Member since: 2022


Expand Healthcare has decades of industry experience in in-vitro diagnostic and speaks the startup language in IVD, Biotech, Medical Devices and Consumer Health. They can solve upcoming problems by combining their knowledge, network and skills with the startups experience, capabilities and ideas, coming together for extraordinary impact.

Member since: 2023


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


infoteam is one of few software service providers having a certified ISO 13485 QA system in place. Their software meets all relevant standards. Their agile and professional MDR-, IVDR-, FDA-, NMPA- and GMP-compliant software development supports you from the idea to certification of your application.

Member since: 2022


Kellerhals Carrard combines experience and tradition with innovation and entrepreneurial minds. They are deeply rooted in the startup ecosystem and support founders and investors alike in all relevant areas and phases of life of a startup through our dedicated Startup Desk, comprising a specialized team of dynamic lawyers and startup aficionados.

Member since: 2022


Through extensive experience of their team members and with offices in Zürich, Basel and Munich, VVC offers a wide range of tailor-made services and advice to clients from the Healthcare industry. As entrepreneurs they combine scientific expertise, financial proficiency, and the know-how to successfully develop a healthcare business – they are not just advisors but true partners. 

Member since: 2023

Network Partners

About Smarter Healthcare

Swiss Healthcare Startups has launched the pioneering «Smarter Healthcare» project with the support of Migros Pioneer Fund, the development fund of the Migros Group. The project should serve to optimally exploit the potential of the Swiss healthcare system and advance developments in this area.

Smarter Healthcare wishes to make innovation within the healthcare sector both possible and visible through targeted networking and promotion. In performing this work, the project will assume an intermediary role and act as an independent contact partner, both in the digital sphere, for example, with a startup map, as well as at regular networking events. 

Education, research, innovative strength, technology – Switzerland would actually offer the ideal conditions for a progressive healthcare system if it wasn’t for its rigid structures and outdated processes. These often prevent exchanges between the different stakeholders, meaning that the existing potential is not exploited to the fullest. Learn more about Smarter Healthcare

 

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