Skip to main content
| News

BaseLaunch is top European accelerator

21.05.2019

Healthcare Accelerator BaseLaunch, which is operated by the location promotion organization BaselArea.swiss, is among the leading accelerators of its kind in Europe, according to a media report. BaseLaunch is the only Swiss Healthcare Accelerator to feature.

BaseLaunch

“Sifted”, an online magazine supported by the “Financial Times”, has analyzed the leading Healthcare Accelerators in Europe. It aimed to find out which accelerators provide healthcare startups with the best opportunities for development and to find investment.

The list of the best European accelerators that specialize in healthcare is very short, with “Sifted” naming just eleven institutions. BaseLaunch, which is operated by BaselArea.swiss, is the only Swiss institution to feature. According to the article, BaseLaunch is the rarest type of accelerator – it provides investment and support without asking for equity in return. Instead, big industry funding comes from companies like NovartisRocheRoivant SciencesJohnson & JohnsonPfizer and KPMG.

Basel is already world-famous in life sciences, but BaseLaunch is supporting even more startups making exciting developments. It offers them business development and legal services, as well as fully equipped labs. Furthermore, grants are available up to 250,000 Swiss francs per company by the end of the 15-month programme. BaseLaunch looks for companies innovating in the therapeutics space, medtech and diagnostics.

In Germany, the only country in which “Sifted” names several high-ranking healthcare accelerators, there are three institutions listed. Like Switzerland, the other countries featured – Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Denmark and Hungary – have only one accelerator included in the ranking.

Share this article

Sign up to receive our newsletter in your inbox.

You might also be interested in

Clinerion is now part of Citeline
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Clinerion is now part of Citeline

Clinerion has been integrated into New York-based company Citeline. Clinerion plans to expand its portfolio with Citeline’s complementary opportunities with...

Read More
Advanced Manufacturing/AI, Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Sustainability

KUORI developing biodegradable plastics

The Basel-based cleantech company KUORI GmbH develops alternative materials for conventional plastics. The aim is to reduce the accumulation of...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Cell and gene therapies gain momentum in Basel

Companies specializing in the research and development of innovative cell and gene therapies continue to spring up all around the...

Read More
BLKB expanding support for startups
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest

BLKB expanding support for startups

BLKB offers particularly promising SMEs and startups financial support within the framework of the “100 fürs Baselbiet” program. These companies...

Read More
Combatting the rise of antimicrobial resistance
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Combatting the rise of antimicrobial resistance

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a growing global threat that, without intervention, could lead to as many as 10 million deaths...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

AMR Action Fund invests in new antibiotics developed by BioVersys

The AMR Action Fund has made its first European investment in BioVersys, which is headquartered at Tech Park Basel. The...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech

Investors give Resistell 8.5 million Swiss francs

Resistell AG has secured 8.5 million Swiss francs in the first part of its series B funding round. The biotechnology...

Read More
Advanced Manufacturing/AI, Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest

BSI integrating AI from Parashift in banking software

Parashift, the specialist in the area of smart document processing on the basis of Artificial Intelligence (AI), has entered into...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, ICT, Innovation, Invest

UptownBasel joins IBM Quantum Network

UptownBasel is partnering with IBM. The emerging competence center for Industry 4.0 will provide its partners with the IBM Quantum...

Read More
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Invest, Life Sciences / biotech, Switzerland Innovation Park

South Korean pharma firms show interest in the Basel Area

Several South Korean firms from the life sciences industry, including three pharmaceutical multinationals, have visited the Basel Area on fact-finding...

Read More
1 2 3 36

Do you have a question? We'd like to hear from you.