NanoBioTech-Montreux is run by a nonprofit association. It mostly lives on volunteer help from the scientific committee and from local organizing committee.
In order to cover the costs for invited speakers and also to maintain the registration fees at a reasonable level, the Conference welcomes support from various sponsors.
Information on sponsor packages : here
Sponsors 2017:IBM has maintained a research laboratory in Switzerland since 1956. As the European branch of IBM Research, the mission of the IBM Research – Zurich Lab — in addition to pursuing cutting-edge research for tomorrow’s information technology — is to cultivate close relationships with academic and industrial partners, be one of the premier places to work for world-class researchers, to promote women in IT and science, and to help drive Europe’s innovation agenda.
With a population of 26,280, Montreux is the 3rd largest city in the Canton of Vaud. Nestling between the lake and the mountains, Montreux’s privileged geographical location has made it a choice tourist and convention resort and the home to many famous residents, festivals and cultural events. Blessed by a Mediterranean climate, the region features historic castles, vibrant towns, lovely countryside and charming hotels – making it the ideal destination for dream holidays as well as demanding business trips. Lavaux vineyard, a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2007, is the jewel of Montreux Riviera. The region’s history comes to life inside the walls of Chillon Castle, where the secrets of an eventful mediaeval past are revealed; visitors can also relive the more recent Belle Epoque era on board a CGN steamer or at one of the luxurious hotels in the area. Celebrities have always been captivated by this region’s beauty. Stars flock to the Montreux Jazz Festival, whereas Chaplin preferred the tranquillity of his manor house, now converted into a museum.
Sponsors of 2016 edition :
Your entry point to a wealth of contacts, know-how and knowledge, for both personal and institutional support: BioAlps, the life science cluster of Western Switzerland.BioAlps offers you a dynamic network, an innovative and supportive environment, and immediate access to the world of life sciences. It comprises an active and fertile fabric of research institutions, academic institutions, start-up companies and large multinationals concentrated in a small, attractive geographic area with a great infrastructure.
Founded in 1963, the Helbling Group is today Switzerland’s largest independent engineering and business consulting firm with a staff of more than 480 professionals in Switzerland, Germany, the USA and China. The Group comprises four business divisions and is owned by its 29 managing partners who are responsible for the management and financing of the Group.
Our Group stands out in the marketplace with a unique spectrum of interdisciplinary skills in engineering and business consulting. Our service offering ranges from innovation, technology and product development to strategy, restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, to IT, real estate, energy and infrastructure.
Our clients come from very different branches of industry and include corporate divisions as well as mid-sized businesses and start-ups. We support them in the innovation of their product range, in opening new markets and also in lowering costs or ensuring their business survival in times of financial distress. Our combination of technological know-how and business consulting capabilities enables us to pursue both a specialist and overall entrepreneurial approach to the projects we undertake. In doing so, our objective is always the same: to strengthen our clients’ innovative and
competitive edge. Consequently we do not consider our task completed until the client has become “Valuable through Innovation” as our own corporate mission states.
The École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne has three main missions: education, research and technology transfer at the highest international level. EPFL is widely regarded as one of the world leading universities. The QS World University Rankings ranks EPFL 14th in the world across all fields in their 2015/2016 ranking, while Times Higher Education World University Rankings ranks EPFL as the worlds 12th best school for Engineering.