on September 17, 2006
Biopolo Ticino has a new Director, Joerg Staeheli, former Head of External Affairs at Novartis. He replaces Luca Bolliger, who has been the Director of Biopolo since its beginning, and has joined Actelion AG in Allschwil. Under the direction of Bolliger the Biopolo began its activities as a lean and virtual organisation with a clear focus on establishing international visibility for Ticino in the field of life sciences.With 24 members Biopolo has achieved its initial goals of establishing this network and has in turn become a member of the highly visible SwissBiotech. Joerg Staeheli will build on this foundation and will “…focus on supporting the integration process of life sciences in Ticino, on fostering business deals, and on promoting the evolving Ticino life sciences cluster beyond the region.”
After reaching the age of 65 Joerg Staeheli retired as Head External Affairs of Novartis BioMarker Development (Novartis Pharma AG).This job comprised business and technology planning, screening of technologies offered and presented by external companies/institutes, facilitating assessments of theses technologies, contract negotiations with collaboration partners, and coaching of scientists.
Prior to this, Joerg lead the internal consultancy department Technology Planning & Transfer, and later the Corporate Knowledge Networking initiative.At the same time, Joerg served as Executive Secretary of the Novartis Technology Advisory Board, the Novartis Liaison Officer in the Industrial Liaison Program with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and completed the INSEAD Advanced Management Program.
For more info: http://www.biopolo.ch