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, Invest

Axalta Coating Systems opens regional headquarters in the city of Basel

Philadelphia-based company Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings is establishing its European business activities in the city of Basel, Switzerland.

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Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

BaselArea.swiss welcomes Biopharmaceutical Company Ultragenyx

BaselArea.swiss Economic Promotion is pleased to announce that Ultragenyx, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel products for rare and ultra-rare diseases based in the San Francisco Bay Area, California, is opening their European headquarters in the city of Basel, Switzerland. Stefano Portolano, M.D., has been appointed Senior Vice President and head of Ultragenyx Europe. In this role, Dr. Portolano will be responsible for building and leading the Ultragenyx commercialization efforts across Europe and developing the company's European organization.

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Upcoming events

May 19, 2020 in Events from Network

Startup Europe Summit and startup Summit 2020

When: postponed Where: Landesmesse Stuttgart
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May 19, 2020 in Events from Network

Medical Robotics Week 2020

When: 07-11.06.2021 Where: University Hospital Basel, Basel
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May 6, 2020 in Events from Network

Pibor ISO SA

When: 01.10.2020 Where: Pibor ISO SA
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