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Successful Case Studies

If the successful companies in the Basel Area have one thing in common, it is this: They play an active part within the ecosystem. Discover success stories about companies from biotechnology, digital health, medtech, advanced manufacturing and consulting.

"For us, it is a great way to signal our support for the local startup scene and develop our relationships with other companies in Basel."

Vivek RamaswamyFounder and CEO of Roivant Sciences

The Roivant story

Right from establishing its headquarters in Basel, founder and executive chairman Vivek Ramaswamy made a point of showing leadership and community spirit. He set up the Roivant Symposium in Basel, and Roivant became a partner of BaseLaunch, a popular accelerator program for biotech companies.

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There are so many different biotech companies starting up here, and I guess one of the reasons for that is the innovation they find here in Basel.

Michael van der LaanHead of Clinical Development at Hengrui Europe Therapeutics AG

The Hengrui case

Founded in 1970, Hengrui is the biggest life science company in China and ranks among one of the top 30 life science companies in the world, focusing on the development of cancer treatments. In 2020, the life sciences giant also runs a subsidiary in Basel. The site will be dedicated to the clinical research and development of innovative drugs in Europe.

Since innovation is one goal of Hengrui, the company was attracted to what the Basel Area has to offer in this regard.

Key to a successful settlement

Success for your startup or company with an international settlement does not come by itself. The process of settling in a new place will depend on a few key factors.

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The Basel Area is the leading hub for innovation in Switzerland and your company can be part of it.


An attractive tax framework paired with business-oriented authorities lets businesses located here thrive.

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Be among the best in the world, the Basel Area offers an extraordinary talent pool to to be a part of.

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Quality of life in the Basel Area is second-to-none, make that a part of your company’s culture.

Being introduced to the expert network through Basel Area Business & Innovation was an important door opener for Nutrix.

Maria HahnFounder of the medtech startup Nutrix

The startup Nutrix

Nutrix is developing a high-tech nanosensor for glucose monitoring and is located at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, Novartis Campus. 

Maria Hahn, the founder of the medtech startup Nutrix, used her opportunities to the max. She started with a course on building a company with Basel Area Business & Innovation, went through the Venture Monitoring program, and was eventually chosen to take part in the DayOne Accelerator.

Opportunities for startups

It’s not only international corporations looking for success. Young startups are also striving for ways to leave their footprint. For startups, it’s crucial to emphasize networking and building strong relationships with peers, customers, and potential partners.

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Venture mentoring

Mentoring for startups, gain access to expert advice to help you shape a solid business plan for your startup.

Vibrant network


The Basel Are is perfect for networking, from consultation to partnerships, you’ll find the right connections.

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Give your startup the right space to grow with coworking spaces, serviced offices and lab facilities.

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Be part of renowned accelerator programs helping scientists and entrepreneurs launch incredible startups.

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