The Swiss Healthcare Startups Association has launched the pioneering «Smarter Healthcare» project with the support of Engagement Migros, 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would actually offer the ideal conditions for a progressive healthcare system if it wasn’t for its rigid structures and outdated processes.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. 

Our Event Portfolio

SHS Nouveau

SHS Noveau has a focus on early stage startups presenting their ideas within 3 minutes to an interdisciplinary jury. After the presentation, the startups receive spontaneous and honest feedback from the jury members on the projects presented.


SHS Cru presents exclusively selected startups from our network to the partners of SHS in an intimate setting. Startups get a timeframe of max. 5 minutes to pitch their ideas followed by a relaxed but challenging exchange with the partners.

SHS Grand Cru

SHS Grand Cru is a partner only event. A keynote speech by a wellknown guest throughout the evening followed by an exclusive networking platform.

SHS Public

SHS Public sets a frame for up to 100 guests mainly for the Swiss healthcare and startup scene. Keynotes, panels and partner presentations are held and industry-related topics are discussed. SHS Public brings everyone together. 

SHS Combat

SHS Combat invites guests such as main players in the Swiss healthcare system for a one-on-one talk. The frame is accompanied by discussions with the audience, startup pitches and networking. 

SHS Conference

SHS Conference sets the scale for bigger events up to 300 guests and is an eco-system booster. This comprehensive event includes keynote international speakers, panel-discussions, startup-pitches and side sessions such as workshops, gamification and many more.    

With the support of Engagement Migros, the pioneering project smarter healthcare set the goal to solving blockades in the healthcare system through targeted innovation. Learn more about the project.

Switzerland is one of the leading healthcare countries in the world.

Swiss Healthcare Startups is a non-profit organization helping to accelerate and develop new startup ideas in the fields of novel healthcare models, digital health, medtech and patient driven medical services.

Become a Member


Includes portrait of the startup as part of our Swiss Healthcare Startup Map, invitation to all SHS events and access to our SHS checkup service (1h pitch with professional feedback from our advisors).

100 CHF / Year

Basic Partner

Includes short portrait on our SHS website, invitation to our SHS events (max. 3 persons), logo presence only in the area of associated service providers. Up to three theme sessions per year can be bought as an optional upgrade for CHF 10'000 per year. Theme sessions means self-organized events with invitation through SHS.

CHF 3'500 / Year

Silver Partner

In addition to basic membership the Silver partnership package grants a limited industry exclusivity (max. 2 Members of same industry). In addition, this package includes detailed access to our Swiss Healthcare Startup Map and its evaluations before publication and logo presence in/on all of our communication instruments/means of SHS, including media relations. Up to three theme sessions per year can be bought as an optional upgrade for CHF 5'000 per year. Theme sessions means self-organized events with invitation through SHS.

15'000 CHF / Year

Gold Partner

In addition to Silver partnership, this package offers a seat on our Advisory Board, access to our curated startups, a presence at flagship events (includes invitation, on-site booth or speed-date (1 option)), access to list of event participants, branding where possible and useful. Theme sessions are included. Theme session means self-organized events with invitation by SHS. In addition, this package offers 'fireplace conversation' with SHS network (startups, board and opinion leaders).

25'000 CHF / Year