About us

Connecting and engaging

Basel Area Business & Innovation is a non-profit agency dedicated to helping startups, institutions and companies find business success in the Basel Area. As an independent organization funded by the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura, as well as by the Swiss government and private foundations, we help develop a robust business climate and support innovative ventures. We attract and support companies moving into the area, connect organizations and entrepreneurs with collaboration partners, and help create a vibrant ecosystem that fosters innovation.

Our mission

We are on a mission to establish the Basel Area as the Swiss business and innovation hub of the future. With a focus on growing the region’s cutting-edge industries, we help match companies with resources in our area.

Our goal is to provide the ideal environment to unfold business and innovation potential. We serve as a neutral, independent catalyst in harnessing the power of growth for startups, international companies and expanding businesses. By forging connections, we create opportunities for businesses to grow, accelerate, transform and innovate.

We offer services in two main areas: investment promotion – encouraging companies to settle here – and innovation promotion – supporting entrepreneurs, innovative ventures, projects and startups.

Our services

Supporting business expansion to Switzerland

Looking to establish a business presence in Switzerland? We can help. Basel Area Business & Innovation helps you to find the right location to set up and grow your business.

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Supporting innovation and acceleration

Starting a new venture or research project? Basel Area Business & Innovation supports entrepreneurs, SMEs and established firms who want to found or grow an innovative venture.

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Offering collaborative spaces

Need space to get started? Consider the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, which serves as a catalyst for innovation and business acceleration, connecting people with ideas and passion.

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Latest news

Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation

Genedata accelerating drug development

Genedata, a Basel IT company specializing in the life sciences sector, has agreed a collaboration with Thermo Fisher. The integration of their two platforms will help accelerate the development of drugs.

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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

Basel is “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”

Two thirds of the value added attributable to the pharmaceutical industry as a whole in Switzerland is generated in the Basel Area, as revealed by an Interpharma report. However, the region also shines in an international comparison. Interpharma CEO René Buholzer regards it as “probably the most productive life sciences location in the world”.

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Upcoming events

April 30, 2020 in Healthcare Innovation

Comparing two leading HealthTech ecosystems thru the eyes of the CEOs, a collaboration with Galen Growth

When: 22.07.2020, 11:00 - 12:00 CEST Where: online
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May 6, 2020 in Entrepreneurship

How to Start a Company in Switzerland

When: 10.08.2020, 17:00 - 19:00 CEST Where: online
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June 10, 2020 in Healthcare Innovation

DayOne Health Hackathon – Pre-registration

When: 07.- 08.11.2020 Where: online & offline
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