Annual report 2021

It is our mission to establish the Basel Area as Switzerland’s business and innovation centre of the future.

Interest in the Basel Area as a location has markedly increased

Digital health is growing in importance in the Basel Area. At the same time, many production plants are tapping into new markets with digitization. This is a strong signal for the innovative strength of the region, say Christof Klöpper and Domenico Scala. However, the CEO and the president of Basel Area Business & Innovation also see challenges for the region on the horizon.

What we achieved in 2021

We get companies interested in the Basel Area, support startups in the founding of their businesses and further bolster the outstanding network – with success.


Settlements & countries of origin

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life sciences sector

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digital health sector

Countries of origin

9 Switzerland
5 France
5 United States
3 United Kingdom
2 Bulgaria
2 China
2 Germany
2 Italy
2 Netherlands
2 Singapore
1 Australia
1 Denmark
1 Indonesia
1 Ireland
1 Russia
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Supported companies




planned jobs over the next 3 to 5 years

30,592 people in the network

Vibrant network


Events, online and offline



3 accelerators

Voices from the Basel Area

Domenico Scala

One of our core topics is digital health. With our initiative DayOne we are promoting the further development of this field in the region. By doing so, we are strengthening the ecosystem which plays a crucial role for the future of the location. Learn more about the benefits and applications of digital health and its development in the Basel Area.

The year 2021 in brief

Holmusk from Singapore founds a branch in Basel. The company develops digital therapies on the basis of data analysis.
Opterion Health settles in Muttenz. The life sciences company is in the preclinical phase of developing a novel form of peritoneal dialysis.
The French company Biosynex settles in Delémont. The company specializes in rapid tests.
US American company Axtria establishes a branch in Basel. The company offers services for the life sciences industry in the field of cloud software and data analysis.
Digital Health podcast with Patricia Gee
We launch the new Basel Area Business & Innovation podcast. In the first series, we speak with entrepreneurs such as Hans-Florian Zeilhofer, Marija Plodinec and Gwenael Hannema and interview Patricia Gee from Deloitte on the future of health.
The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area Main Campus in Allschwil attracts a lot of interest from potential tenants.
Basel Area Business & Innovation widens the offer of the DayOne Accelerator. Now, companies from the fields of prevention, diagnostics and treatment can also apply.
Danish company Abzu settles in the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area on the Novartis Campus.
In 2021 the i4Challenge selects six companies, including Personalized Medical Products, in the category SMEs and startups. They are joined by three winners in the category “new ideas”.
The Basel-based pharma company Anaveon wins investment pledges to the tune of 110 million Swiss francs. The startup financing for the company, which was founded in 2017, came from BaseLaunch.

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