With the “Initiative Life Sciences Cluster Region Basel”, conceived by the Basel Chamber of Commerce, several organizations have been pursuing the common objective of strengthening this life sciences hot spot since 2014.
Besides providing input, these organizations
To this end, the organizations involved in the Cluster Initiative both implement their own projects and launch joint projects with partners.
The Basel Chamber of Commerce is the largest bicantonal business federation in Northwestern Switzerland and counts 2,100 companies and individuals amongst its members. This body represents companies’ interests in its interactions with politics, administration, and the broader public. In conjunction with its Life Sciences Commission, the organization devises strategies, initiatives, and products aimed at enhancing the business environment for the local life sciences industry.
BaselArea.swiss is the office for promoting innovation and inward investment for the northwest cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura. The core function of BaselArea.swiss is to promote the strengths of the Basel region as a centre for business and to support both Swiss and foreign entrepreneurs and companies in the implementation of their innovation and business projects in the region.
The main focus of the services provided by BaselArea.swiss is on the sustained development and maintenance of a network of qualified decision makers, innovators, experts and disseminators. On the basis of this network, BaselArea.swiss provides clients with targeted access to knowledge and specialist know-how.
Economic Development BL provides consulting and support to both local companies and those wishing to expand to Basel on such issues as real estate and property, the labor market, or taxes. It runs a “Welcome Desk” as a central contact point for companies for just this purpose. The Economic Development organization is committed to constant local development and fostering a good business environment in the canton and the Basel region, working side by side with stakeholders both within and outside the administration, thereby maintaining a network of various partnerships.
Economic Development Basel-Stadt acts a contact point between business and administration, offering custom-tailored services to local companies, whilst standing up for a business-friendly environment. The organization runs Technologiepark Basel and collaborates closely with BaselArea.swiss.
Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers common premises and infrastructure for research and development groups from universities and the industry to join forces and synergize. The facilities enable groups to collaborate on specific projects. A veritable playground centered on biomedicine, engineering, science, and technology, the park allows companies to further their research at the fringes of their core business or incorporate new technologies.