The aim of the newly founded Swiss Institute for Translational and Entrepreneurial Medicine (sitem-insel), which will be located on the Insel Campus, is to establish, operate and develop a National Center of Excellence for Translational Medicine and Entrepreneurship in Bern.

Here translational medicine denotes the modern, process-oriented discipline that aims to translate new findings and products resulting from industrial development and basic research into clinical applications. It seeks to professionalize the essential interaction between basic science researchers, clinicians, regulatory bodies and investors.

Sitem-insel Neuro, a subunit of sitem-insel, is among others dedicated to translational and entrepreneurial medicine for disorders of sleep, epilepsy and consciousness.