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George has long experience in industrial environments where he brought complex systems to market. He is passionate about helping the community bring technical innovations to life with the goal to improve the lives of people with nervous system disorders.
George Kouvas joined the Wyss Center in February 2017 and was appointed as CTO in January 2020. With over 20 years of experience in medical devices, neurotechnology, pharma, eHealth, eBusiness and R&D services, Kouvas holds a Diploma in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an MBA, from the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA).
As CTO, George is responsible for the development and translation of the Wyss Center’s technology portfolio towards the clinic and the market. Under his leadership, one of the Wyss Center’s flagship programs, EPIOS™, evolved from initial idea to clinical-stage start-up, while other technology projects are being accelerated for human benefit.
George enjoys acting as an expert and evaluating technology innovation projects and proposals. He is passionate about helping the community bring innovations to life.
Prior to joining the Wyss Center, he was a Director and Technical leader of Merck’s eHealth platform in Switzerland, where he managed the development and market-launch of disease management solutions for several therapeutic areas. Earlier in his career he held various engineering and management roles, coordinating consortiums of technology, business and academia partners in innovation projects.
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Latest neural signals recorded with ABILITY brain-computer interface and new details of the system presented at Society for Neuroscience meeting
Wyss Center’s ABILITY system, designed to improve quality of life and independence for people with severe paralysis, demonstrates safety and efficacy in pre-clinical trials.Technology
Consortium to develop fully implantable brain-computer interface to enable communication for people with paralysis
Project will push the boundaries of real-time brain-to-speech decoding with artificial intelligence algorithms and a miniaturized, wireless device.Collaboration
Wyss Center joins Swiss life sciences cluster BioAlps
The Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, a non-profit organization dedicated to accelerating discoveries in neuroscience to improve patient lives, has joined BioAlps, the life sciences cluster for Western Switzerland.Collaboration