Where Science meets Society

The long path from dream to reality


At the first ScienceNight to be organized by Novartis in French-speaking Switzerland, 200 guests met the aeronautical pioneer Bertrand Piccard on November 7 in Montreux, where Piccard spoke in a relaxed atmosphere about his Solar Impulse project. Under the motto “Make a dream come true”, Country President of Novartis Switzerland Pascal Brenneisen first presented a short film about the long journey from basic research to the development of a new medicine, before he handed over to Bertrand Piccard, who took up the idea and recounted his own journey from vision to the crossing of America.


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