Dr Saso Jezernik
Dr Saso Jezernik is a postdoc researcher and will be supporting the BRCCH-funded DAVINCI team in regards to design of the device, user and medical input. Dr Jezernik received a MSc degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Graz, Austria, in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Science and Engineering from Aalborg University, Denmark in 1999 in collaboration with the Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, USA (working on active medical implants). From 1999 until 2002 he was a post-doc at ETH Zurich working in medical robotics and neuroscience, and later Assistant Professor at Univ. of Maribor.
In 2006 Dr Jezernik completed the MIT Sloan Visiting Fellows Program and has studied at MIT and Harvard Medical School - specializing in technology strategy & innovation management and topics like: biomaterials, implants, MEMS microtechnology & tissue engineering. For the past 20 years Dr Jezernik has been focusing on bringing new technologies and enabling innovation in mechatronics and medical device products (e.g. in active implants, medical injectors, hearing instruments) working for major pharma and medtech companies. Lately, his focus has been on digital healthcare and IOT areas, enabling data collection, connectivity, and new solutions / new business models within the healthcare ecosystem. Dr Jezernik is a designated EU FP7 healthcare innovation reviewer, also evaluating EU Flagship R&I Human Brain Project. He holds 4 patents and has 18 peer-reviewed publications. He also serves as a reviewer for major medical and biomedical engineering journals. Currently works as a Director of Life-Science Consulting company Consultys in Switzerland, and is also a co-founder of a digital health startup Bioinitials.