Annual report 2022

What we have achieved

In 2022, we attracted 35 companies to the Basel Area. We supported more companies in the founding of their organization than in the previous year.



of these


in the life sciences sector

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in the digital health sector

Countries of origin

8 Switzerland
3 Germany
3 India
2 China
2 France
2 United Kingdom
1 Belgium
1 Indonesia
1 Italy
1 Japan
1 Netherlands
1 Poland
1 Portugal
1 Spain
1 Ukraine
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Company founders supported


Consultations for company founders


Planned jobs over the next 3 to 5 years


Events, online, offline and hybrid
Vibrant network


Event participants

About the Basel Area

There are more than 700 biopharmaceutical companies in the region, from small companies to giants like Novartis and Roche. It’s an important center if you want to include Europe in your vision of a global company.

John V. OylerCEO BeiGene, Basel

The Basel Area is innovation, it's future. It's growth for the companies and also for the people. To sum it up, it's potential.

Sandra GorgievskaHead HR Headquarters SKAN, Allschwil

The geographical position is a clear advantage. Thanks to the proximity of the French and German-speaking cantons and of France and Germany, we have access to numerous skills. The proximity of the airport enables us to move quickly internationally.

Béatrice BulaDirector Groupe Recomatic, Courtedoux

We invigorate the Basel Area

The Basel Area is a unique business hub for future-oriented industries. At Basel Area Business & Innovation we build on the strengths of the region and make them known both nationally and internationally.

We assist companies that want to settle in the cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt or Jura, enabling new companies from day one to devote their attention to their business and to acquaint themselves with the right contact partners both in local administration and in their sector. The companies grow together with the Basel Area.

In addition, we support innovative entrepreneurs with tailored programmes. We accompany the founding process, introduce them to experts and advisers, prepare for financing rounds and find suitable offices and laboratories. With the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, we also offer collaborative work environments in three cantons, allowing companies to put down roots in the Basel Area.

We focus on startups and companies from the following sectors: life sciences with biotechnology and digital health, production technologies, medtech, robotics and artificial intelligence.

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We promote the strengths of the region – with success. In the last few years, new connections have arisen between companies, and communication between them has gained momentum. This has attracted new players.

Christof Klöpper
CEO Basel Area Business & Innovation

A living ecosystem

A healthy ecosystem lives from its diversity. This also goes for the economic region of the Basel Area: existing companies, international firms settling here and startups enrich and pollinate each other – and the entire region.

Companies and startups that settle here create jobs and play their part in making it an attractive jobs market. These companies are developing new products, bringing innovative services to the market and changing whole economic sectors in the process.

In short, they are the economic ecosystem and bring new bloom to economic sectors.
For this reason, we help companies and startups from the region and from all over the world

  • to settle in the Basel Area or found their startups here,
  • to acquaint themselves with partners and funding opportunities,
  • to develop innovative business ideas and
  • to become successful here.

The life sciences cluster of the Basel Area is not only hugely important for Switzerland’s economy, but also occupies a leading position both in Europe and globally.

Guy Parmelin, Federal Councillor
at the opening of the Main Campus of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Allschwil

The year 2022 in brief

The Basel Area is to become a springboard for Korean biopharmaceutical companies. This is agreed by the Korea Pharmaceutical and Bio-pharma Manufacturers Association and Basel Area Business & Innovation.
The AMR Action Fund has moved into its new European office in Basel. The venture fund is the largest public-private partnership for the development of novel antibiotics.
According to fDi Intelligence, Basel is the most promising small city in Europe. fDi Intelligence also examined strategies used by European regions to attract direct investment.
DayOne shares the launch of DayOne Accelerator 2.0, marking a transition to three verticals that will enable the growth of global healthcare and medtech startups at various startup stages of development.
Basel, Switzerland (Basel Area Business & Innovation)
Cimeio Therapeutics from Basel has received initial financing amounting to 46 million Swiss francs from Versant Ventures. The startup is developing an innovative approach for cell therapies.
BeiGene has opened its new European headquarters in Basel. The global biotech specializing in innovative cancer treatments intends to build on European growth out of Basel.
The OECD has examined the innovation systems in place in rural areas of its member states. The canton of Jura scored well on account of the professionalism and variety of its offering.
Life sciences company LifeMine Therapeutics from the USA has established its European headquarters in the Basel Area. With this, Basel Area Business & Innovation has now supported 200 companies settling in the cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Jura.
No other life sciences hub in the world is growing as rapidly as the Basel Region, which recorded growth of +9.3 percent per year in the period from 2010 to 2020. In terms of productivity, the Basel Region is steaming ahead of the international competition, too.
The Basel-based venture fund, Forty51 Ventures, has raised a total of 43 million US dollars following a first fund closing. The first investment took the form of early stage financing for Mosanna Therapeutics from Basel.
uptownBasel celebrated its opening. Technology companies such as Bouygues and Vinci Energies are already occupying the building.
For the 5th time, we award the i4Challenge winners.
The Main Campus of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens on October 29. Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin gives the opening speech.

Baselland, Basel-Stadt and Jura offer companies, whether big or small, everything they need for their healthy development. The entire value chain can be found here, from startup to established company. We have venture capital, state aid and functioning interfaces between business and research. I will keep making the case for good framework conditions for our Swiss Innovation and Business Hub, the Basel Area.

Domenico Scala
President of Basel Area Business & Innovation

We thank all our sponsors for the good collaboration

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