From Research to Entrepreneurship
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
- Mark Twain
Meet the Team
Bringing innovations in wearable medical photonics to life
Dr. Oliver da Silva-Kress
spent his childhood in Switzerland and grew up and studied in the US. He received his PhD in physics at the Max Plank Institute in Göttingen, Germany in 2018 where his focus was applied fluid dynamics, optics and material science. His duties include fundraising, business development, product development, and leading the team.
Dr. Tarcisi Cantieni
grew up in a small village in the Grisons. He received his MSc and PhD in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Bern. His duties lie in taking the technical lead in R&D, coordinating with external regulatory consultants, and working with teams of engineers to overcome technical challenges.
Chair of the Board
Prof. Ursula Wolf, MD
is a professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Bern and director of the Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine. She also serves on the ELGK (BAG), has opened an own medical practice, has been on a hospital board and is an established NIRS researcher with experience in clinical trials. Her duties lie in advising on all things medical
has a background in economics and finance and spent 11 years at Post Finance. During that time, he co-founded and was CEO of the start-up Twint during its first 4 years. His duties include advising the team on all things business such as financial structuring, business development, team growth, market entry strategy,