The Board

The Innosuisse Board comprises seven specialist representatives from industry and academia. It is the strategic body of Innosuisse, which it manages in line with the Federal Council’s strategic objectives and with an eye on the future. The president is André Kudelski.

The composition of the Board ensures a close link between academia and industry. The Board members are also familiar with innovation management and know the mechanisms and challenges surrounding funding innovation as well as the political frameworks. The Board also has proven skills in strategic management, business administration and law and compliance.

The Federal Council elects the Board and the committee for a service period of four years.



André Kudelski

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Kudelski SA, Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne


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Luciana Vaccaro

Headmistress of the Haute Ecole Spécialisée de Suisse Occidentale HES-SO, Delémont


As members


Edouard Bugnion

Professor at the EPFL, Datacenter Systems Laboratory, Lausanne


Thierry Calame

Dr. iur., Dipl. ETH, Attorney at Law, partner and co-head of Intellectual Property at Lenz & Staehelin, Zurich


Trudi Haemmerli

Managing Director TruStep Consulting GmbH, Basel

Head of the audit and compliance committee (ACC)


Marco Illy

Member of the audit and compliance committee (ACC)



Nicola Thibaudeau

CEO MPS Micro Precision System, Bienne

Member of the audit and compliance committee (ACC)

Vested interests

Further information

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