About Us

About BIOTS 2016

In recent month many decision makers in various industries started to consider how they can make blockchain technology part of their future strategy. The Challenge however is to find those developers, architects and engineers who not just have a fundamental understanding about blockchain but also able to build a solution.

BIOTS Switzerland is the first academic initiative in Switzerland to bring education around blockchain and IoT to students in form of a yearly event. It aims to train and inspire students to build their own proof-of-concept and become future experts in this new fields.

The Blockchain & Internet of Things Summer School is operated by Validity Labs AG as the former founder of the program together with ETH Zurich’s Professorship of Computational Social Science (COSS). We aim to promote Switzerland to become one of the leading academic countries in the areas of blockchain and internet of things technology.

Core Organisation Team

Meet the core team

André Wolke

Program Lead Biots2016

Stefan Klauser

Lead Organizer COSS ETH Zurich

Felix Kottmann

Event Organizer


During the build phase students will have access to experts in their fields

Farzam Fanitabasi

PhD Candidate

Pierre-Eduard Wahl

Blockchain Expert

Taylor Gerring

Ethereum Foundation

Dr. Christian Decker

Blockstream Engineer
Thomas Bertaini

Thomas Bertani

CEO - Oraclize.it

Behind the scenes

Meet the team working behind the scenes

Petr Neugebauer

Intern (Graphic Designer) COSS ETH Zurich