Symposium 2018-08-23T15:15:32+02:00

Inspired by differences.

Two days dedicated to medical technology innovators to network, share ideas and open minds.
Featuring a faculty of internationally recognized entrepreneurs.

B.E.S.T. INNOVATION SYMPOSIUM 2018 (IRCAD-IHU) is a multidisciplinary event open to entrepreneurs, clinicians,  scientists, engineers, fellows and students interested in the field of medical technologies.

The B.E.S.T. innovation symposium 2018 program will include:

  • Lectures about innovation in Medtech and Minimally Invasive Surgery given by key opinion leaders
  • Student innovation contest
  • Social networking event

The official symposium language is English.

Medical innovation.

Join us to explore the world of medical innovation. Seize this unique opportunity to interact with world renowned leaders, entrepreneurs and innovators.

Dennis McWilliams
Prof. Luisa
De Cola
Prof. Steven

How to participate?

Attend the B.E.S.T Symposium

Attend the B.E.S.T.

Student Innovation Contest

Student Innovation

Symposium chairs.

Jacques Marescaux

Prof. Jacques Marescaux

Professor of surgery
Founder and President of IRCAD
Founder and CEO of IHU Strasbourg

Silvana Perretta

Prof. Silvana Perretta

Professor of surgery
Director of education
at IHU Strasbourg

Bernard Dallemagne

Dr. Bernard Dallemagne

Professor of surgery
Fellowship program director at IRCAD & IHU Strasbourg

Dr. Heinrich Kolem

President Advanced Therapies at Siemens Healthineers

Keynote Speakers

Lee Swantröm

Prof. Lee Swanström

Professor of surgery
Innovation director of IHU Strasbourg

Eugene Chen

Eugene Chen

Entrepreneur and venture capitalist focus on healthcare
Founder of several companies

Dennis McWilliams

Dennis McWilliams

Life science entrepreneur and innovator
Founder and former president of Apollo endosurgery

Bruno Martinaud

Bruno Martinaud

Innovative entrepreneur
Director of the Technology Venture Master Program at Ecole Polytechnique Palaiseau

Stéphane Cotin

Dr. Stéphane Cotin

Research director
Head of the Mimesis team at Inria
Scientific Advisor at Insimo

Gonzague Issenmann

Gonzague Issenmann

Medical device entrepreneur
Co-founder and executive chairman at Womed
Former Venture Consultant at Sofinnova

Stefano Stramigioli

Prof. Stefano Stramigioli

Professor of Advance Robotics

Dr. Nicolas Padoy

Research director
Head of the research group CAMMA

Prof. Luisa De Cola

Professor of Supramolecular and Biomaterials Chemistry
Institut de Science et d’Ingénierie Supramoléculaires (ISIS)

Prof. Steven Schwaitzberg

Professor of surgery
University of Buffalo