Health-Trends is an independent think tank for digital health and healthcare innovation. Behind Health-Trends are several creative minds with many years of experience and a broad network in the Swiss startup and innovation scene as well as in the healthcare sector.

About Our Initiative

Health-Trends was launched in 2016 with the ambition to follow global digital health trends and to reflect them against the background of the market-specific characteristics of the Swiss healthcare system.

Our motivation is to provide more transparency regarding various trends and developments in the Swiss healthcare market and, in particular, to generate positive impulses for the development of startups and entrepreneurship in the healthcare sector.

We pursue our activities as a hobby alongside our professional commitment and make most of the information available free of charge. Health-Trends is not founded.

Meet the Team

Stefan Koller is an entrepreneur, management consultant and innovator. He has been involved in the Swiss startup scene for many years – primarily in the areas of InsurTech, FinTech and digital marketing. Stefan studied health sciences and economics. He has several years of experience in management consulting, corporate innovation and business building. Stefan works as a management consultant at Swisscom Banking Consulting.

Matthias Mettler is a business economist and consultant. He is an expert on the Swiss digital health and innovation scene. The passionate networker has been active in management consulting for several years and currently works for Synpulse Management Consulting. The focus of his consulting work is on digital business building and new customer-oriented business models in healthcare. Before consulting, Matthias worked in various business development positions and was active in the startup scene for some time.

Denise Bernhart is an ETH graduated health scientist. She was a part of a Swiss health start-up during her studies and since then has continued to follow the scene in the same vein. After her studies, Denise worked for various positions in healthcare consulting. She currently works in IT at Hirslanden.

Valentin Splett has graduated in economics from the University of Zurich. After 5 years as managing director of a Swiss company in the US pharma/biotech industry, he joined an ETHZ medical device spinoff as chief commercial officer, managing it from market entry up to its exit to an established German medtech company. Upon leading the post-merger integration process, Valentin started his own consulting firm PeakSpirit. He advises executives and investors in healthcare ventures in go-to-market strategy,high-growth phases and commercial turnarounds. Valentin holds several board positions with healthcare startups and SMEs and serves as a panel member and startup coach in incubators and accelerator programs. 

Our Partners

As an independent think tank for digital health in Switzerland, we work with selected partners in the swiss market environment. Find out more about our partnerships below. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Health-Trends supports the Master of Advanced Studies in eHealth. The participants of the MAS gain insights into current trends and developments of digitalisation in healthcare, identify important key drivers, analyse the degree of digitalisation of selected companies and are enabled to plan and implement eHealth projects in a structured manner.

Health-Trends has been working with startup consultancy Peak Spirit since 2020. The collaboration focuses primarily on joint research projects. For example, Health-Trends and Peak Spirit worked together on the recently published “Swiss Digital Health VC Report”.

Since 2019, Health-Trends has been collaborating with the ZHAW Digital Health Lab on selected projects. Among other things, the “Swiss Digital Health Startup Story” was developed. Health-Trends also regularly supports the ZHAW Digital Health Lab Day.

Health-Trends and the digital health centre Bülach cooperate on various digital health topics. In the digital health centre, startups research and develop new solutions together with established companies from the information and communication technology (ICT) sector and companies from the health industry.

DayOne is a platform for collaborative innovation across disciplines and industries. DayOne accelerates startups, launches catalyst projects and runs a community and events to drive innovative healthcare businesses forward. Health-Trends and DayOne operate a community partnership with the aim of further promoting startups and innovation in the Swiss healthcare sector.

The partnership between Health-Trends and Swiss InsurTech Hub in the area of digital health is primarily focused on promoting startups and topics at the interface of health and insurance. The Swiss InsurTech Hub also offers its own accelerator program on the topic of digital health.

We are still looking for partners on the topic of digital health. If you are interested in working with us, please contact us at to discuss possible collaboration options.

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Would you like to learn more and regularly about the activities of Health-Trends and stay up to date on the SWISS DIGITAL HEALTH STARTUP MAP, innovations in the Swiss healthcare system and technology trends in healthcare? We send out a quarterly newsletter at the beginning of January, April, July and October. You can register with the following button.