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DayOne Conference 2019 Basel

September 9, 2019

DayOne Conference – More than 400 innovators, patients and experts across industries and disciplines will come together to explore, discuss and help shape new ideas and redefine healthcare. The 2019 edition of the DayOne Conference aims to tap into the basic contradiction which stands at the very heart of every innovation: How can we create a better world and provide the needed return on investment? Basel, Switzerland; Sept 9, 2019

As technology continues to develop at a great pace, the DayOne Conference will seek answers to crucial questions: Is the industry ready for the future? Can we deliver on the promise of digital transformation? Do we have the right mindset? Additionally, what fundamental changes need to be considered concerning society, future skills, ethics and business models enabling the next big step?

The first panel session “The ethics of breaking the rules” will raise the question to what extent innovation is hindered by adherence to traditional values, while the establishment of new ethical principles inevitably lags behind technological development. Especially societies with high ethical and legal standards are challenged to find the right balance if they do not want to be left behind in the global competition for innovation.

The second-panel session “Financing healthcare innovation – beyond venture capital” is questioning whether standard ways of investing in digital healthcare innovation are limited due to the lack of IP protection, high regulatory requirements, and slow ecosystem adaption. The panelists will also look at new approaches in the aftermath of the ICO craze opening the field for digitally empowered cooperatives.

The second part of the conference is all about open innovation. Participants will be invited to actually walk the talk by supporting and advising more than 20 innovation projects including the applicants for the DayOne Acceleration Run 2019/2020. This hands-on design thinking exercise will bring together industry expertise and entrepreneurial energy.


09:00Welcome, Introduction and Patients Panel
Moderation: Thomas Brenzikofer, DayOne/BaselArea.swiss
09:30Panel Session I “The ethics of breaking the rules”
introduced by Nicoletta Iacobacci, Author of “Exponential Ethics”;
with the participation of Evelyne Bischof, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine; Dan Karlin, HeatlhMode, USA; Saskia Karg, Children’s Hospital Zurich; Bram Stieltjes, University Hospital Basel; Daniel R. Karlin, HeatlhMode; Pierre-Mikael Legris, Pryv;  Athula Herath, Novartis
10:30Networking Break
11:00Panel Session II “Financing healthcare innovation – beyond venture capital”
introduction by Alexander Büch, Medical Insight, presenting the Crypto Token “Minz”, with the participation of Jan Vichr, Canopei; André Guedel, KPMG; Julien de Salaberry, Galen Growth Asia; Erik Schkommodau, FHNW; Amine Korchi, Fusion; Soenke Bartling, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG); Sybille Fischer, Baloise
12:00Networking Lunch
13:30Open Innovation Session – introduction and pitches of healthcare innovation ideas
14:30Workshop Session – shaping healthcare innovation ideas
16:00Networking Break
16:15Grand finale
Keynote by Maneesh Juneja, Digital Health Futurist, London
17:15  Closing Remarks and Farewell Drinks

At the DayOne Conference, we aim to foster an open dialogue across industries on real world challenges and to deliver tangible results in a large-scale innovation workshop. Building upon the strength of the Basel Region – Europe’s leading healthcare innovation hub – makes the DayOne Conference a unique experience for every bright mind wanting to shape the future of health.

DayOne Conference 2019 Basel


FHNW Campus Muttenz,
Hofackerstrasse 30, 4132 Muttenz
Basel, Switzerland
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Basel Area Swiss
+41 61 295 50 16