| Industries and initiatives

Healthcare Innovation

14
universities within 60-minute drive
2,000
strong community of healthcare innovators
700
life sciences companies
50
digital health companies

Shaping the future of health means breaking down silos and harnessing innovation across specialties and industries in order to create a more patient-centric approach. Today, that means making the best use of digital technologies and fostering a strong collaborative environment for a future rooted in precision medicine and personalized healthcare.

In the Basel Area, the DayOne Healthcare Innovation initiative supports collaboration by creating opportunities for healthcare providers, businesses and stakeholders to be active in shaping the future of health. Through a neutral platform of events, catalyst projects, startup acceleration and innovation workspaces, DayOne helps spark conversation and promote action.

Healthcare leaders are here

The future we envision for precision medicine requires a combination of skills from across and outside the healthcare and life sciences industries. In addition to advances in diagnostics (molecular biomarkers, omics and imaging) and interventions (drugs, devices and other treatments), rapidly evolving digital tools such as wearables, artificial intelligence (AI) and big (and small) data are part of the picture for better disease prevention and treatment.

The Basel Area has a strong ecosystem in healthcare innovation with numerous established and world-leading medtech and biopharma as well as diagnostics industry companies and institutes. In the area of life science, particularly biopharmaceutical R&D, only a few places in the world rival the Basel Area.

You’ll find leaders in all areas of precision medicine (such as Roche and Novartis) from diagnostics to consumer applications including companies such as Genedata, Clinerion and Medgate and healthtech startups like Lyfegen. Institutions such as USP, Botnar Research Institute and Swiss TPH, also have their homes in the Basel Area.

This dense academic, clinical and industrial setting provides the ideal hotbed for the creation of new healthcare companies.

Supporting innovation

Network

The rich history of healthcare and pharma development in the Basel Area has created an ecosystem packed with the world’s top pharma players, globally renowned research institutes and hospitals, and innovative startups. You will find a community of thousands of passionate individuals who are working together to move healthcare forward.

DayOne fosters a community that connects innovators, entrepreneurs, enthusiasts and experts to share ideas and knowledge that can help spark conversation and promote action.

Events and workshops

DayOne drives the healthcare innovation agenda through curation of expert events, open innovation workshops, and the annual DayOne Conference.

Our events, services and accelerator programs are helping to shape the future of health. These activities connect stakeholders across disciplines and industries, bringing together diverse groups that include healthcare providers, tech companies, pharma and life science industry players, payers and patients — fostering a dynamic ecosystem where ideas grow.

Healthcare innovators such as managers and project leaders from established healthcare companies, talent from research and development, entrepreneurs, and investors meet regularly to exchange experiences and knowledge. Since 2016, over 2,500 local and international participants have attended our events.

Catalyst projects

DayOne helps shape the future of health with Catalyst Projects that tackle healthcare issues which cannot be addressed in silos. By crossing disciplines and industries, new solutions that connect digital health, data and artificial intelligence are on the horizon.

As a neutral platform, DayOne supports a number of collaborative projects that help tackle bottleneck issues in healthcare innovation and develop solutions to healthcare needs.

These projects bring together research, development, practitioners, entrepreneurs, stakeholders and business communities, extending cooperative efforts across companies, institutions and disciplines to develop new market potential.

Project development and management

We are building bridges for the development and management of technological projects in the health field by promoting synergies between our cantons. This happens, for example, at the interface between the Jura microtechnology industry and Basel’s expertise in the field of life sciences, or at the interface between hospitals and research groups in the region.

DayOne Accelerator

The DayOne Accelerator supports ventures that have the potential to shape the future of health. These promising new digital health ventures combine groundbreaking technologies, healthcare expertise and entrepreneurial spirit.

DayOne provides selected teams with funding, coaching, guided entry into one of the most dynamic healthcare ecosystems in Europe, access to customers and collaborative workspace.

Space

DayOne offers collaborative workspaces through the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in four locations that feature infrastructure from labs to meeting areas to offices, as well as a broad set of support services to help foster the community.

Startup support

DayOne supports entrepreneurs to bring new solutions to healthcare through the DayOne accelerator programs and tailored support.

Team

Our team with connections to a dynamic ecosystem of healthcare innovators will help you find support, partners, ideas, funding opportunities and more.

We are building bridges for the development and management of technological projects in the health field by promoting synergies between our cantons. This happens, for example, at the interface between the Jura microtechnology industry and Basel’s expertise in the field of life sciences, or at the interface between hospitals and research groups in the region.

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Fabian Streiff, PhD

Director Healthcare Innovation - DayOne

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