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Young Talents for Innovative Industries

By 9 August 2023January 8th, 2024Events

Please be welcome to register for this workshop for young talents organized by 3 Innovation Boosters, supported by Innosuisse.

Awards: 2 x 2’000 CHF for the 2 teams that will propose the best radical idea. 

You are open to radical ideas. You are keen on thinking out of the box. You like to learn from others. Then join our 2-day workshop! Let’s create together with companies and experts cool and innovative solutions for the sake of our society. New fields of innovation arise when novel approaches from cross-technologies can be integrated. We bring together the technologies of Additive Manufacturing (AM), Microtech, and Photonics to identify new opportunities for radical innovation.

Learn how to be innovative, visit fascinating companies, and get in touch with other peers to start a 6 months feasibility study, which will be funded with up to 25k CHF.

The innovation boosters Additive Manufacturing, Microtech, and Photonics are the enablers to find radical solutions by using these promising technologies. The companies Bien-Air Dental SA and MPS Micro Precision Systems AG are very enthusiastic about welcoming a team up to 40 young people to innovate on exciting technical subjects.

Date / Place:

Mandatory online pre-meeting: 16.01.2024 from 17h30 to 19h30


Thursday 15.02.2024, Bien-Air Dental SA, Biel/Bienne
and Friday 16.02.2024, MPS Micro Precision Systems AG, Biel/Bienne


Thursday, 15. February 2024, 10:00 – 17:00 & Social event

  • Introduction into workshop
  • Visit company Bien-Air Dental SA, Biel/Bienne
  • Workshop on “understanding Bien-Air’s challenges” & “developing and presenting ideas”
  • Pitching of the ideas and ceremony: 2’000.- CHF – award for the best idea presented
  • Social event and night in Biel (everything is organized by the Innovation Boosters, except transportation costs)

Friday, 16.02.2024 09:00 – 17:00

  • Visit company MPS Micro Precision Systems AG, Biel/Bienne
  • Workshop on “understanding MPS’s challenges” & “developing and presenting ideas”
  • Pitching of the ideas and ceremony: 2’000.- CHF – award for the best idea presented
  • How to apply for funding – next steps

Before the workshop, you will receive an invitation to an online introduction. Please make sure you can understand and express yourself in English, as the workshop will be open to your talents from the whole of Switzerland. English will be the common language for those 2 days.

This workshop is open to young talents and experts from industry and academia, from 17 to 25 years old (last year apprentices or UAS students). Participation is free of charge. The cost & organization of a hotel are covered by the Innovation boosters.

Activities will be organized on 15.02.24 in the evening, as well as hotel accommodation for everybody.

Registration deadline: 15. January 2024.

Presentation of the companies

MPS Micro Precision Systems AG

MPS Micro Precision Systems AG is a Swiss company founded in 1936 under the name RMB – Roulements Miniatures Bienne SA -. Our expertise in the field of linear bearings and miniature ball screws, as well as our diversified development, machining and assembly skills, enable us to design customized products and solutions that are distinguished by their reliability, high level of precision and small footprint. The demanding markets served by MPS are mainly medical, including orthopedics, watchmaking, automation, aerospace, science and optics. In addition, we draw on the know-how of our parent company, the FAULHABER Group, for electrical drive systems.

MPS Micro Precision Systems AG employs more than 450 highly qualified staff and occupies 4 sites whose layout is perfectly suited to our needs. Markets are divided between 4 entities: MPS Microsystems, MPS Watch, MPS Décolletage, MPS Precimed.

Bien Air Dental

The Swiss leading specialist in rotary instruments and medical systems. Bien-Air Medical Technologies is a family-owned company founded in 1959, which develops, manufactures and markets dental instruments and devices worldwide. From implantology to traditional dental handpieces (turbines, contra-angles, etc.), micromotors and motor controllers as well as dental maintenance products, Bien-Air Dental’s range of products covers multiple dental and surgical areas. The company has offices in eight locations, with its headquarters based in Biel, Switzerland. The company benefits from an extensive and strong network of offices worldwide. This makes us a reliable and trusted partner for many dentists, universities, distributors among others around the world.


Conditions of entry

This event is limited to 40 people, aged between 17 years old and 25 years old (apprentices in their final year of study or students from Universities of Applied Science). Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received.