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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area eröffnet Standort im Jura

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area eröffnet Standort im Jura

22 October 2019

Der Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area hat seinen dritten Standort eröffnet. Damit ist der Innovationspark nach Basel-Landschaft und Basel-Stadt auch im Jura vertreten. Für den Betreiber ist dies ein Meilenstein.

Opening with Georges Humard (president CCIJ), Hans-Florian Zeilhofer (University of Basel), Domenico Scala (president, Jacques Gerber (president of the government Canton Jura), Elisabeth Ackermann (president of the government Canton Basel-Stadt), Gabriel Voirol (president of the parliament Canton Jura) (1st row, from left to right)

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area is now represented in all three supporting cantons of the operators Following on from locations in Basel and Allschwil BL, a third location was opened in Courroux. Domenico Scala, President of, described this milestone: “We have now successfully closed the circle”.

The new location will focus on the field of medical technology, health technology, digital health and industrial transformation. A usable area of 1,200 square meters will be available for these pursuits. SMEs and start-ups will be able to use the office space to further develop their visions and secure success. In addition, is offering relevant support programs to this end in the form of DayOne and i4Challenge. The first companies are already moving in to the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, for example the software development company NextDay.Vision, which is based in Jura. In November, the start-up Ersys, which is active in the field of system ergonomics, will follow NextDay.Vision’s suit. The Research and Development Center for Micro and Nanotechnology CSEM will be offering consultancy from November onwards at the new location. At the same time, a total of 1.6 million Swiss francs is being invested in the expansion of the two floors of the building, which will be of benefit to the Jura economy.

The Canton of Jura has also been supporting the creation of this new location right from the very beginning of the projects. Jacques Gerber, President of the Jura Cantonal Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Healthcare, has indicated that the Jura economy can flourish on the back of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area by tapping into the innovation ecosystem. Moreover, Claude-Henri Schaller, Head of the Cantonal Office for Economics and Labor, commented: “We have poured all our energy into offering the best-possible framework conditions for the Jura economy. I think that we have managed to meet these requirements”.

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