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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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Basel Area Business & Innovation

«Only when it is shared in the team does an idea take shape»

Hans-Florian Zeilhofer is a surgeon, innovator, scientist and entrepreneur. He has performed pioneering work in many fields of reconstructive facial surgery. Always driven by the goal of improving the situation for his patients, Zeilhofer is constantly initiating new projects that meet with international acclaim – as also with his latest project, Miracle, which his team will present at the Lift Basel Conference 2015.

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Pascal Bourquard: «Without roots, we cannot develop»

«I don’t have any lessons to impart, just the opportunity to share my experience.» It was with these words that Pascal Bourquard introduced his speech at the event entitled «Out-of-the-box with Pascal Bourquard – insights about entrepreneurship».

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