Swiss Medtech Award gains in importance

Prize money increased to 75,000 Swiss francs thanks to additional sponsor

The wait is almost over! Swiss Medtech will soon be calling on the Swiss medtech industry to submit  their innovative products and services for next year’s Swiss Medtech Award. Much has changed since it was first launched in 2018: Former winners are now conquering world markets. Candidature entries have doubled. Attendee numbers congratulating the winner at the annual Swiss Medtech Day has grown to over 600. The sponsors Lichtsteiner Foundation, Straumann Group and Ypsomed have now been joined by Sonova – enabling Swiss Medtech to increase prize money from CHF 50,000 to CHF 75,000. Sonova Holding AG, based in Staefa, is an internationally active group of Swiss companies which specialise in hearing solutions. Its vision is to create a world where everyone can enjoy the gift of hearing. «We want to offer people improved quality of life. That is our motivation. Our commitment to the Swiss Medtech Award is another way to support like-minded individuals,» says jury representative Andi Vonlanthen, Group Vice President Research & Development at Sonova. «The Swiss Medtech Award gains in importance with each passing year. This is also demonstrated by our partnership with the four sponsors. I am very pleased by this strong commitment to the industry,» says Peter Biedermann, Managing Director of Swiss Medtech.

About the Swiss Medtech Award

Swiss Medtech created the Swiss Medtech Award in 2018 to recognise outstanding achievements in the Swiss medical technology industry. The jury, chaired by Prof. Mirko Meboldt, ETH Zurich, evaluates candidates in a two-stage process looking at: patient benefits, advancements in healthcare, and pioneering technological spirit. Between five and seven companies make it to the shortlist, and three move on to the final. The winning team is always announced and honoured at the annual Swiss Medtech Day, the most important event of the Swiss medical technology industry. More about the Swiss Medtech Award

Swiss Medtech represents around 700 members in its role as industry association for Swiss medical technology. With 63,000 employees and a contribution of 16.4% to the positive trade balance, medical technology is an economically significant sector in Switzerland. Swiss Medtech advocates for conditions that enable the medtech industry to perform at peak capacity and provide first-class medical care.

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