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DayOne is connecting industry experts, patients, medical doctors, tech enthusiasts, insurers and researchers who serve a growing community of 2,000+ healthcare innovators throughout the Basel Area life sciences and healthcare ecosystem.
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Frank Kumli, PhD

Position: Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Member of the Management Board
Email: frank.kumli@baselarea.swiss

Frank Kumli has worked at Basel Area Business & Innovation since 2019.

Previously, Frank Kumli worked ten years for Ernst & Young in various global and local functions. Before that, he headed the business development efforts for health ingredients at Lonza and as Director of Marketing & Sales at Carbogen Amcis accompanied its development from start-up to a multinational enterprise.

Frank Kumli completed his PhD in organic chemistry at the Université Catholique de Louvain (Belgium) and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Colorado State University (US), a Sales Management degree at the University of St. Gallen (CH) and an Executive MBA at the University of Rochester (USA/CH).

Frank Kumli Basel Area

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Frank Kumli, PhD

Head of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Member of the Management Board

Ursula Costa

Position: Director Digital Health Nation Accelerator | Patient-Centered Initiatives
Email: ursula.costa@baselarea.swiss

Ursula Costa has been working for the Basel Area Business & Innovation since 2022.

Previously, she worked in different roles in the field of neurorehabilitation, ranging from clinical practice, academia, and med-tech, where she held global roles. She brings extensive experience in patient experiences and working with different stakeholders in the healthcare ecosystem.

Ursula Costa studied Physical Therapy and completed her master’s and Ph.D. at the University of Barcelona. Her focus is on staying up to date and has completed her education with certifications in the fields of Change Management, UX/UI, healthcare economics, business, digital marketing, and Agile Methods.

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Ursula Costa

Director Digital Health Nation Accelerator | Patient-Centered Initiatives
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Cécile Tardy-Srinivasan

Position: Manager DayOne Accelerator - Healthcare Innovation
Email: Cecile.Tardy@baselarea.swiss

Cécile Tardy-Srinivasan has been working for Basel Area Business & Innovation since 2021.

Previously, she worked at big pharma companies like Novartis, where she held various roles at country, regional and global levels. She brings a background in finance from working with EY. As a healthcare innovation consultant, she focuses on patient centricity and co-creating solutions among stakeholders of the healthcare ecosystem.

Cécile Tardy-Srinivasan studied Design Thinking at the MIT Sloan School of Management and holds a Master’s in Management from the EDHEC Business School, France.

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Cécile Tardy-Srinivasan

Manager DayOne Accelerator - Healthcare Innovation

Florian Saner

Position: Manager DayOne Tech Accelerator
Email: Florian.saner@baselarea.swiss

Florian Saner has joined Basel Area Business & Innovation in 2021.

Previously, he was one of the Corporate Business Developers at Straumann Group in Basel, a global leader in dentistry. His responsibilities ranged from assessing and valuing strategic collaboration deals to managing the transaction process and negotiating final agreements, with a focus on distribution and M&A activities. He is also a member of the Innosuisse jury at the Medtech start-up training, named Business creation course, and teaches a course of negotiation and business development at the university of applied science in Delémont.

Florian Saner completed his BSc in Economics at the University of Lausanne (HEC) and Mannheim, an MSc in Accounting & Finance at the University of St. Gallen (HSG), is a Chartered Financial Analyst I (CFA) and holds several certifications in negotiation and sustainable strategies from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.

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Florian Saner

Manager DayOne Tech Accelerator

Yana Yoncheva

Position: Manager, Innovation Projects
Email: Yana.Yoncheva@baselarea.swiss

Yana has been working for Basel Area Business & Innovation since 2023.

She has spent many years managing an international community of innovators, and is a seasoned expert in event management. Yana has organized a wide range of high-level events focused on innovation in European cities.

Prior to that, she worked in the manufacturing and construction industries, where she performed various senior roles in business development, marketing, and sales in both B2B and B2C sectors.

Yana holds a Master’s degree in International Business.

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Yana Yoncheva

Manager, Innovation Projects

Isabelle Taureck

Position: Manager Marketing
Email: isabelle.taureck@baselarea.swiss

Isabelle Taureck joined Basel Area Business & Innovation in 2024.

Previously, she worked as a Marketing Manager and Marketing Director in various SaaS/B2B software companies, including the Basel-based DXP market leader, Magnolia. Isabelle also gained extensive experience in B2C and retail marketing during her time at companies such as Pirelli and Hermès.

Isabelle pursued the trinational bachelor’s program in International Business Management at universities in Basel, Colmar and Lörrach. She completed her master’s in International Marketing with a dual degree from HSNR Mönchengladbach and UHA Colmar in 2018.

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Isabelle Taureck

Manager Marketing

Anca del Rio

Position: Manager Health Tech Community & Stakeholder Relations
Email: anca.delrio@baselarea.swiss

Anca del Río joined Basel Area Business & Innovation in 2022.

She is a thought leader in global health and innovation governance with a passion for multi-stakeholder engagement and digital capacity building. Anca holds an international Masters of Science in Public Health and Healthcare Management (MSPH) and is pursuing a doctoral degree (DrPH) in the same field; Furthermore she completed the joint EIT Health Stanford Biodesign Fellowship in need-led innovation with the University of Oxford and IESE Business School, and holds several certifications in Health Systems Innovation, Health Economics and Strategy from the Harvard Business School and Johns Hopkins School of Public Health.

Throughout her global career across Europe, the US and Australia, Anca wore several executive, strategic, and operational hats in organisations such as the EIT – European Institute of Innovation and Technology and its Alumni Community, EIT Health, Tirol Kliniken, and supported new business ventures in medtech and digital health by validating, developing and scaling up innovation.

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Anca del Rio

Manager Health Tech Community & Stakeholder Relations

Pascal Clisson

Position: Manager Innovation Projects Jura, Healthcare Innovation
Email: pascal.clisson@baselarea.swiss

Pascal Clisson has worked at Basel Area Business & Innovation since 2023.

Previously, Pascal Clisson worked as a digital startup cofounder and startup mentor. He is a digital transformation consultant and part-time professor in several graduate and executive education programs at the ESAN Business School in Peru.

Previously he held managing positions for Sony Corporation in global and local functions in sales and marketing, mostly in Europe and Latin America.

Pascal Clisson is an active patient expert and advocate at the Alliance Maladies Rares in France and is EURORDIS and EUPATI trained.

Pascal Clisson completed his Executive MBA at the IESE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. He holds a masters degree in international Management from the EM Lyon Business School, France and has a degree in Political Sciences and Economy from Sciences Po Strasbourg.

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Pascal Clisson

Manager Innovation Projects Jura, Healthcare Innovation

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