The Federal Council has appointed Lutz Nolte as the new vice president of the Commission for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and president of the Start-Up and Entrepreneurship funding area.
Lutz Nolte is Director of the Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics at the University of Bern and Co-Director of the NCCR Co-Me. Following a degree in structural engineering, he went on to gain a PhD in theoretical mechanics. After basic research relating to the calculation of complex structures and a stint in security technology, he moved into the field of orthopedic research.
Lutz Nolte has been a CTI expert since 2001 and has led the CTI Medtech initative in the life sciences since 2009.
Gabor Székely leads the Medtech Initiative of the CTI
Gabor Székely, director of the NCCR Co-Me and professor at ETH Zurich, is replacing Lutz Nolte as Head of the CTI Medtech Initiative. The Medtech Initiative plays a key role in strengthening Switzerland's position as a centre of medical engineering. The main goals of the program are to support applied research of public institutions in cooperation with the Swiss medical technology industry, to promote the innovation and competitiveness and to stimulate the transfer of expertise between research labs and Medtech companies.