About the Foundation

The ArtTech Foundation was created in spring 2017. By uniting culture and science it wishes to stimulate reflection and support pioneering projects beyond the known boundaries of these two traditionally-distinct domains.

Against a backdrop of the still-developing culture/science partnership and benefitting from a favorable environment for the creation of technology companies, the Foundation aims to position itself as a key promoter of ideas and innovative endeavors.

Advisory Board

Chairman: Prof. Pierre Magistretti, King Abdullah University

Paul Alezraa, Avesta Group, CEO & Founder
François Ansermet, University of Geneva, Professor Emeritus
François Barras, former Swiss Ambassador
Vincent Baudrillier, Théâtre de Vidy, Director
Charles Beer, Pro Helvetia, Chairman
Olaf Blanke, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Professor
Isabelle Chassot, Federal Office of Culture, Director
Jacques Cordonier, Cultural Affairs Valais-Wallis, Director
Hedy Graber, Cultural Affairs Migros, Director
Jean-Pierre Greff, HEAD – Genève, Director
Frédéric Kaplan, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Professor
Sarah Kenderdine, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Professor
Frank Madlener, IRCAM, Director
Alexia Mathieu, HEAD – Genève, Professor
Nicolas Nova, HEAD – Genève, Professor
Alain Prochiantz, Collège de France, Professor
Markus Rohrmeier, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Professor
Sabine Susstrunk, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Professor
James Williams, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Executive Director


Start-up Jury

Chairman: Patrick Aebischer, President Emeritus, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Reinhard Ambros, Former Head Novartis Venture Fund
Olivier Audemars, Audemars Piguet, Vice President of the Board
Paul Alezraa, Avesta Group, CEO
Bracken Darrell, Logitech, CEO
Fabrice Delaye, Bilan, Journalist
Bénédict Hentsch, Fondation Hippomène 
Patrick Donaldson, Media Designer
Abir Oreibi, Lift Conference, CEO
Nathalie Pichard, ArtTech Foundation, Executive Director
Jean-François Ricci, EPFL, Project Director
Christian Simm, Swissnex Boston, Director


Executive Director: Nathalie Pichard