Johann Kalchman

Country representing





  • Ecole Centrale de Lille (France) and Keio University (Japan)
  • Master of Science, Master of Engineering

Current organisation


Current role


Skills and Expertise

Product design
Project management
Social entrepreneurship

Areas of interest

Interfaith Dialogue
Youth Unemployment

Website & Social Links

I am passionate about


My true goal is to develop innovative solutions in order to improve healthcare and help saving lives. I've recently cofounded a startup, Lifeaz, which purpose is to drastically increase the survival rate to sudden cardiac arrest. We develop an innovative solution for home, where more than 80% of cardiac arrest happen. I've worked before as an engineer at Sorin CRM, a cardiosurgery technologies company, and as COO at Rarecells Diagnostics, a startup which develops innovative non-invasive solutions to diagnose cancer years before it becomes visible and symptomatic. Previously, I lived and studied in Japan for the past 2 years and of course i saw my japanese friends facing one of the greatest disaster in history after march 11th. I wanted to have somehow a positive impact on Japan recovery, not only receiving from this warmful country but also giving back. From 2011, i've got implied in STeLA, Science and Technology Leadership Association,a student-run organization that brings science and engineering students together from top universities worldwide to provide leadership education and facilitate multicultural dialogue on global issues. The 2012 theme was Natural Disaster and we tried to have an impact somehow on the future by sharing our common knowledge with others. I am really proud of our team which gathered students from all over the world and gave them keys to access an important field they may not have considered before. In my daily life in Japan, i was developing in my study a lab-on-a-chip to find new drugs to human liver cancer. It's just a small contribution to the field, but i really felt that healthcare science could achieve unbelievable things with the necessary resources.