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Sustainable construction – building for a healthy tomorrow

Innosuisse Networking Event Series

At the heart of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area Main Campus sits the HORTUS (House of Research, Technology, Utopia and Sustainability), a building pushing the boundaries of sustainable construction.

Its existence is an example of the fast transformation to a sustainable economy.

Building upon the visionary project of HORTUS, we ask ourselves: What is the link between planetary health and human well-being? What is the future of living and working in an urban environment shaped by technologies and climate change?

We’re eager to welcome you to the conversation! Join us and meet fellow experts in the field, find opportunities to collaborate, meet potential partners and spark innovative ideas in sustainable construction practices.

What to expect?

After a guided tour at the construction site of HORTUS (registration through the event app Brella), high-level experts and startup entrepreneurs from industry and research will present and discuss their projects with a focus on sustainability. We welcome you to join us for high-quality networking during the apéro.

This event is powered by Innosuisse and Senn. It is organized by Basel Area Business & Innovation and is hosted by the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area.



Door opening


HORTUS guided tour of the construction area


Welcome and intro Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area


Sustainability thinking behind the concept, from sustainable construction to sustainable business


Insights from research at the intersection of public health and urban health

  • Nicole Probst-Hensch, Head of the Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at Swiss TPH & Professor of Epidemiology,


Responsibility as a builder


Sustainable Finances

  • Sarah Zaugg, Sustainable Finance Manager, Basler Kantonalbank


Q&A with all speakers


Startup showcases: Rematter, greenBIM, Kohlenkraft, season cell, upvolt, Oxara, Pyronet, Waynerr


Networking (supported by Brella-Networking Application) and apéro