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Media releases

Coronavirus crisis has not slowed settling and founding of companies in the Basel Area

Basel, 25.03.2021
The number of companies settling in the Basel Area remained stable at a high level in 2020 despite the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, Basel Area Business & Innovation provided 27 companies with support in their efforts to settle in the region.

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens new site on the Novartis Campus

Basel, 17.08.2020
Basel Area Business & Innovation is the first large external organization to benefit from the opening of the Novartis Campus. The newly opened site of Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area is aimed at startups and established companies from the digital health and personalized medicine sectors.

In the Basel Area the healthtech sector is booming

Basel, 28.04.2020
As in previous years, the efforts of Basel Area Business & Innovation, the agency for investment and innovation promotion, also paid off in 2019. Last year, Basel Area Business & Innovation assisted in the settlement of 30 companies and the establishment of 62 startups.

Canton of Jura is the newest site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Courroux, 25.10.2019
The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area is one of five sites of the national innovation park run by
Switzerland Innovation. The fact that the canton of Jura is now also part of this network

Go-ahead for unique innovation campus in Allschwil

Basel, 26.09.2019
The campus will add to the Basel region’s ecosystem for research, education and innovative businesses in the areas of life sciences, biotech, public health and medtech

Who will seize the opportunity?

Basel, 26.09.2019
The DayOne Accelerator funding programme will support health projects for children and young people with a focus on digital solutions.

33 recently arrived companies create hundreds of jobs in the Basel region

Basel, 28.03.2019
The efforts to promote innovation and the region as a business location proved extremely successful in 2018

Annual reports

Annual report 2020

Annual report 2019

Annual report 2018

Annual report 2017


Top researcher and entrepreneur: Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

Hans-Florian Zeilhofer is a top researcher – and he is an entrepreneur. With AOT, he founded a startup in Basel that has developed a special robot: robot Carlo cuts bones with a laser – a revolution in surgery.
Zeilhofer had spent 20 years researching the topic before he founded the company. The professor emeritus at the University of Basel is a specialist in oral and maxillofacial surgery,. The Bavarian explains why he put down roots in Basel, why doctors shoud love their patients and what he is up to in the canton of Jura. And he tells about his involvement in the Olympic Games next year in Tokyo.

Interview: Martin Jordan.


In the Basel Area Business & Innovation Podcast we talk to entrepreneurs, researchers, experts and CEOs from the Basel Area about how scientists become entrepreneurs, what it means to start a business, why it pays off and why the Basel Area is the ideal location.

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Manager Media and Public Relations

Contact me to get help with your story about the Basel Area. Receive the latest investment and innovation promotion news, facts, images and stories about our region.

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