I have a background in sports physiology, biomechanics and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CEO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and influence our operations in the commercialization and tech development tracks. I interface with our board of directors, support customer acquisition and drive our fundraising efforts.
I have a background in polymers, biosignals and a master’s in health sciences & technologies from ETH Zurich. As co-founder and CCO I shape our vision, holistically implement our strategy and drive our commercialization efforts. I coordinate all efforts in marketing, sales, customer relations and business operations. As former CTO and tech-savvy entrepreneur, I am also in charge of managing our IP.
Dr. Moritz Thielen
I have a PhD of Sciences in Mechanical and Process Engineering, with significant experience in cutting-edge technology and products, specifically in sensors, energy harvesting, thermoelectrics and wearables. I am managing all R&D at IDUN, coordinating material development, electronics development, application engineering, physiology research and software development.
Dr. Katja Junker
I am an experienced polymer chemist, having completed a PhD and Post-Doc at ETH Zurich. I am well versed in matters of chemistry and product engineering, with experience in automotive thermoplastics, textiles and wearable computing. I lead our material development, including material selection, processing and testing, in-house sample production and prototyping. I am also the safety officer for our labs, and in charge of quality control.
With my extensive experience in finance and operations in start-ups as well as Corporates of the Tech and Pharma industry, I support IDUN in its growth journey. I drive the scaling up in the areas of finance, company compliance and administration. In addition, I collaborate with the founders for the fundraising activities and investor relations as well as support the team in questions of business operations and supply chain.
As IDUN’s first employee, I have been responsible for data acquisition, electronics development, bio signal processing and IT infrastructure. I am very hands-on and am the go-to for any tech tasks we need done. Alongside my job at IDUN, I am finishing up my studies in Informatics and Computer Science at ZHAW School of Engineering.
Dr. Mark Melnykowycz
As an artist-engineer, I take a holistic approach to developing products at IDUN. My PhD in mechanical engineering and background in materials science allow me to bridge the gap between R&D and applications. My understanding of biopotential signals and the hardware allows me to translate our ideas into products people will love.
I am the office manager of IDUN. With my background as baker with an additional commercial apprenticeship, I have an eye for details and make sure our office runs at full functional. Additionally, I support IDUN in any administrative tasks needed in overseeing our corporate governance.
With 25 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and senior executive, I’ve built world-class teams as well as strong partner and customer relationships. I hold several board positions, for example at SONECT and Evolute, and am advisor to IDUN and the founding team.
Cao Tri Do
I have a background in information technology and computational neuroscience. I bring multiple years of experience in research ranging from clinical neuroscience, neuropsychology, mobile imaging to machine learning, AI and virtual reality. As a data scientist at IDUN, I work on the full data science lifecycle, from backend to frontend, implement the cloud computing infrastructure as well as design machine learning products.
Having an academic background in Psychology and Neuroscience, I support with the identification of neural and psychological applications of the “Internet of Humans”. Moreover, together with professional experience in the field of medical neuroimaging, my responsibilities at IDUN further extend from testing new in-ear EEG electrodes prototypes, to evaluating and validating various experimental paradigms.
Having founded an HR Tech startup and supported many companies throughout their growth phases, I now lead a Zurich based advertising agency with customers all over the country. My entrepreneurial know-how and 12+ years of marketing experience allow me to assist IDUN in implementing our brand strategy.
After my bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering with specialization in biomedical engineering, I now want to collect some hands-on experience. I contribute with my knowledge in electronics to find the best hardware solution, test the system and finally connect it to our software.
As CEO of MICA Ventures, I oversee and manage 15+ investments in a diversified portfolio of companies. I also hold a position as interim CFO at Evolute, a fintech startup, as well as an advisory board member position at Partners Group Impact. As board member and advisor to IDUN I help the founders steer the startup towards success.
To complete my bachelor’s degree in material science, my aim is to get some experience in the industry. I am fascinated about the link between human body and modern technologies. It is an exciting challenge with a high potential, for which I love bringing my collected knowledge from the lectures and the lab, to improve and test our materials.
Release of the Guardian Neuro-Intelligence Platform
We doubled our personnel to over 10 people, broadening our available skillsets.
We successfully raised a bridge round with multiple investors such as the Sony Startup Accelerator Program.
We filed for our third patent.
Team expansion into neuropsychology, biosignal processing and machine learning
Beta release DRYODE™
Beta release DRYODE™ Helios with selected partners
Our first prototype was distributed to customers for application testing.
First product launched
We proudly released our first product to the public, the DryodeTM.
We filed for our second patent.
We successfully raised our pre-seed funding round to support our product development goals.
Team growth and recognition
We scaled our team to 5 people and our founders were recognized in Forbes 30-under-30.
After 4 years of lab research, we filed for our first ETH Zurich patent.
IDUN Technologies was founded by Simon Bachmann (CEO) and Séverine Chardonnens (CCO, former CTO)
At IDUN Technologies we see customers as partners, and we are striving for win-win relationships. The time is now to explore how neurotechnology and the Guardian Neuro-Intelligence Platform could transform your business and help you to personalize your products and services. Working with us means pioneering into the Internet of Humans and changing the world for the better.
Call to Action:
- Quick introduction call with the IDUN business development team to get to know each other
- Explore partnership opportunities by defining a proof-of-concept study
- Conduct the proof-of-concept study to validate the use case
- Use the findings to co-develop a neuro-enhanced product or service that empowers your business