Master in Biomedical Engineering


BME Day 2023

Sponsors and exhibitors

The industry, medical doctors, and engineers meet for the Biomedical Engineering Day at the Inselspital in Bern with great success

On May 12, 2023, the Biomedical Engineering Day took place in the auditorium Ettore Rossi at the Inselspital in Bern. The Master in Biomedical Engineering program of the University of Bern organized this event for the 14th time.
The event is an efficient platform in Switzerland for networking of Master and PhD graduates and Swiss and international medical technology companies. This year’s companies introduced themselves through oral presentations and gave insight into their commercial activities and their company philosophies as well as showed their demands on junior employees. Students thus had the opportunity to get to know potential future employers and contact them directly. This was made possible between the sessions in personal conversations and at the exhibitors’ booths.
The BME Day offered great opportunities for the Bernese biomedical researchers, too. The ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and the Bern University of Applied Sciences, a partner within the Master's program, used the possibility of presenting current research projects to more than 350 participants. Interestingly, Master and PhD students play an important role in many of these projects. Thereby, this event was a demonstration of scientific achievements, too.
Besides company representatives, scientists, researchers, and young academics, many medical doctors participated in this year’s event as they had the chance for intensive communication with the biomedical engineers. One highlight of the day was the successful live surgery by Michael Blumer, Department of Maxillo-Facial Surgery, University Hospital Bern (Inselspital). Illustrative explanations in the auditorium were given by Benoît Schaller, from the same department.


The following awards for excellent academic achievements in the field of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Bern were presented:

  • Swiss Engineering Award for the best master's thesis (innovation): 
    • Joël Fritschi – Development and Optimization of a Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometer for Non-Targeted Metabolomics
  • Swiss Engineering Award for the best master's thesis (basic science):
    • Cedric Rauber – Musculoskeletal Modeling of the Spine during Functional Activities in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • CCMT Award for the best PhD thesis:
    • Philipp Aebischer – SMART Insertions for Cochlear Implant Electrode Arrays
  • BME Club Award for the best master's thesis abstract:
    • Dominique Lüscher – Finite Element Analysis of the Spine during Functional Activities in Patients with Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (1st place)
    • Alessia Valenti – Failure Risk Prediction of Fracture Fixations Using Subject-Specific Finite Element Analysis (2nd place)
    • Damien Schnidrig – Mechanical Investigation on a Novel Alveoli-on-Chip Model (3rd place)

BME Day 2023 final program and exhibitors' map

Please open the BME Day 23 final program and exhibitors' map here: