The foundation Competence Center for Medical Technology (CCMT) serves as a KTT networking and communications platform between academic R&D service providers, and the medical technology industry. The CCMT is supported by its founders (University of Bern, Bern University of Applied Sciences, and the Medical Cluster), the Economic Development Agency of the Kanton Bern, the Whoch6 Initiative and the annual fees of its academic members.
The CCMT provides internal and external communication services for the ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research and serves as a networking hub for the initiation of collaborations between researchers and industry as well as between the different research groups of the ARTORG Center.
The CCMT contacts and visits potential industry partners on a regular basis in order to communicate the competences of its academic partners, and initiate project collaborations. Special consideration is also given to all aspects of intellectual property rights and contracting (in close collaboration with the official KTT offices of the academic partners).
In parallel to its KTT efforts the CCMT also supports academic partners in various aspects of PR and marketing.