Why Basel Area

A future-oriented outlook with continuous innovation marks the Basel Area as an international leader in biotech, healthcare, and industrial transformation. The Basel Area flourishes as a Swiss hub of ideas, culture and business acumen. Access to knowledge, highly qualified and international talent, and supportive government have turned the Basel Area into the leading innovation hub of Switzerland and the strongest life sciences cluster in Switzerland.
of the 12 Swiss companies with the most registered patents are here
of Switzerland's investment in research happens here
universities within 60-minute drive
strong community of innovators

Support for innovative startups

Companies, researchers and innovators looking to turn ideas into successful business ventures find the support they need in the Basel Area. As the region’s innovation promotion agency, Basel Area Business & Innovation offers free services to help promising new ventures get off the ground – providing introductions and network connections, events and workshops, access to resources from funding to mentoring, accelerator programs, and collaborative work spaces.

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Strong ecosystem for collaboration

The Basel Area is home to experienced leaders and innovators in the most advanced groundbreaking technologies across industries such as healthcare, life sciences, biotech, pharma and industrial transformation. Through events, mentoring programs and catalyst projects, innovators can connect with potential partners, advisors and funding sources. The diverse ecosystem is strengthened by the regular exchange of ideas at more than 100 events per year.

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Attractive business location

On the border of three countries, with access to a workforce of three million, there is a highly skilled workforce in leading technology industries, the Basel Area makes an ideal location for innovative startups and ventures to grow and prosper. The Basel Area offers environments that support innovation and specialized technology needs. Startups and expanding businesses will find many collaborative co-working spaces and innovation parks that foster growth and inspiration.

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Success stories

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