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22.10.2019

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site in Jura

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area opens site in Jura

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area has opened its third location. The park is now represented in Jura alongside its locations in the Cantons of Basel-Landschaft and Basel-Stadt. This represents something of a milestone for the operators BaselArea.swiss.

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20.11.2019

DayOne Accelerator finalizes participants

DayOne Accelerator finalizes participants

BaselArea.swiss manages the DayOne initiative, which is now organizing the second round of the DayOne Accelerator. The participants are Digital Health startups promoting the health of children and young people.

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20.11.2019

startup baselland supports company creation

startup baselland supports company creation

BaselArea.swiss is working with selected organizations and Standortförderung Baselland to support the foundation of companies in the canton of Basel-Landschaft. At the root of the partnerships is the initiative startup baselland.

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26.09.2019

GRID boosts innovative power of Basel region

GRID boosts innovative power of Basel region

Work on the construction of the GRID complex for innovation and commerce has begun on the BaseLink site in Allschwil BL. By mid-2022, the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area will be operating from the new site as its anchor tenant.

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19.11.2019

Artidis joins world’s largest medical center

Artidis joins world’s largest medical center

The Basel-based startup Artidis is developing a medical device based on nanotechnology to help with cancer diagnoses. The spin-off from the University of Basel has now been successfully integrated in the Texas Medical Center and will therefore have access to the US market.

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15.11.2019

Basel professor receives Latsis Prize

Basel professor receives Latsis Prize

Randall Platt, a professor in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich in Basel, will receive the Latsis Prize for his outstanding work in the field of genome engineering.

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26.09.2019

“The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area and the Jura are a match made in heaven”

“The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area and the Jura are a match made in heaven”

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area will be opening its Jura site on 25 October. Claude-Henri Schaller, Director of the Office for the Economy and Labour and Vice President of Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area AG, is convinced that the Innovation Park can make a major contribution to the diversification of industry in the Jura and will create stronger ties between industry and research.

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14.11.2019

Jura has plenty of greenfield sites

Jura has plenty of greenfield sites

The canton of Jura has more than 544 hectares of building land available, a study from the Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) has found. Local authorities have now been presented with a detailed inventory.

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14.11.2019

Ist Ihre ICT bereit für die digitale Transformation?

Ist Ihre ICT bereit für die digitale Transformation?

Alle reden über Industrie 4.0, Data Analytics, Künstliche Intelligenz, AR, Blockchain, IoT etc. Derweil beschäftigen sich die ICT-Verantwortlichen mit Themen wie ERP Migrationen, Netzwerkmodernisierung oder Cloudüberführungen. Dabei stellt sich die Frage, ob die IT und Geschäftsprozesse wirklich so ausgelegt sind, dass der Schritt in die Digitalisierung gelingen kann. Am Technology Circle (TC) vom 22. Oktober im Business Park Oberbaselbiet sollte aufgezeigt werden, unter welchen Voraussetzungen Digitalisierung und digitale Transformation erfolgreich umgesetzt werden können. Die Veranstaltung wurde von BaselArea.swiss organisiert.

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19.09.2019

What we learned at this year’s DayOne Conference

What we learned at this year’s DayOne Conference

Twenty-two panellists and speakers, among them 3 patients and digital health futurist Maneesh Juneja, 30 project champions and their mentors, 40 volunteers and 450 participants and Arcondis as conference Partner  — this was the DayOne Conference which took place on September 9 at the FHNW in Muttenz.

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13.11.2019

Qnami raises 2.6 million Swiss francs

Qnami raises 2.6 million Swiss francs

A Basel startup has closed a successful seed round totaling 2.6 million Swiss francs from several investors. Qnami will use the funds to support the market entry of its quantum microscope for the analysis of magnetic materials at the nanoscale.

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12.11.2019

Vaximm is using AI to develop cancer vaccines

Vaximm is using AI to develop cancer vaccines

Basel-based biotech company Vaximm has agreed a collaboration with IT company NEC. Vaximm wants to develop personalized cancer vaccines using NEC’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based prediction system.

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26.08.2019

"We make no compromises in creating the highest potential company"

Versant Ventures has a strong history in building successful companies such as Therachon, Black Diamond or CRISPR  Therapeutics. We talked to Alex Mayweg, partner at Versant Ventures in Basel, about the beauty of Versant Ventures discovery engine Ridgeline Therapeutics, translating science into successful drug development programs and the future of drug discovery.

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11.11.2019

Basel startup Nutrix beats 900 startups

Basel startup Nutrix beats 900 startups

The Basel startup Nutrix has won a competition at the Web Summit with its business concept. It has developed a nanosensor that measures glucose levels in users’ saliva to prevent diabetes. Nutrix is supported by the Venture Mentoring program of BaselArea.swiss and has been shortlisted for the DayOne Accelerator.

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08.11.2019

Genedata digitalizing processes for Boehringer Ingelheim

Genedata digitalizing processes for Boehringer Ingelheim

The Basel-based IT company Genedata, which specializes in supplying software solutions to the biopharmaceutical industry, has expanded its partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. Genedata will now be digitalizing and automating cell line development processes for the pharma group.

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11.06.2019

"I am amazed by the level of innovation in the Jura"

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area already has two sites, in Allschwil and Basel, and will soon add a third in the Jura. It will be located on the Innodel campus in the municipality of Courroux, between Delémont and Courrendlin. Work is ongoing at the Jura site, which is set to officially open on 25 October.

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07.11.2019

Basel-Stadt offers free open data

Basel-Stadt offers free open data

The canton of Basel-Stadt has established a new data platform. At the click of a button, users can access data on car park occupancy or air quality.

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05.11.2019

The winners of the i4Challenge introduce themselves

The winners of the i4Challenge introduce themselves

Six companies won the i4Challenge: Arviem, Crevoisier, LCB Sarl, Qiio, Unitelabs and United Planet. We asked the winners to introduce themselves.

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06.05.2019

“Here at Bell, we combine handcraft and automation”

“Here at Bell, we combine handcraft and automation”

Over the space of 150 years, a butcher’s in Basel has grown into an international food company, with the Bell Food Group now employing more than 12,000 people in 15 countries. Markus Ettlin, Head of Industry 4.0/Automation at the Bell Food Group, provides an update on the company’s current Industry 4.0 projects, the limits of automation, and innovations in the food sector.

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04.11.2019

MultiEtch SA, une entreprise à la pointe de l’innovation dans la micro-mécanique

MultiEtch SA, une entreprise à la pointe de l’innovation dans la micro-mécanique

Vous êtes deux dirigeants à la tête de MultiEtch, qu’est-ce qui vous a motivé à relever ce défi entrepreneurial ?

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04.11.2019

The University of Basel defines sustainability targets

The University of Basel defines sustainability targets

The University of Basel has prepared a plan of measures designed to meet concrete sustainability targets. Among other aims, the University will be striving to reduce its energy consumption by 20 percent within the space of ten years. Sustainability issues will also increasingly be integrated in the curriculum.

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02.04.2019

“The Basel region is very advanced in healthcare innovation”

“The Basel region is very advanced in healthcare innovation”

A new master’s degree at the FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland aims to prepare the next generation of professionals in the life sciences industries: Students in “Medical Informatics” are trained to apply the latest technologies during projects for the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Professor Enkelejda Miho from the Institute for Medical and Analytical Technologies at FHNW is confident that the combination of life sciences, informatics and business brings forward a desired new profile of professionals.

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31.10.2019

CARB-X supports BioVersys in the fight against resistance

CARB-X supports BioVersys in the fight against resistance

The Basel biotech company BioVersys is receiving up to almost 9 million dollars from the CARB-X network. The funds will drive the development of novel antimicrobial therapies.

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29.10.2019

«Basel is a fabulous city with an excellent infrastructure»

«Basel is a fabulous city with an excellent infrastructure»

Five years ago, Axalta, a global leader in the coatings industry, made the decision to establish its European headquarters in Basel. BaselArea.swiss supported the company’s settlement from the start. In his interview with Economic Development of the Canton of Basel-Stadt, Yves Kerstens, Axalta’s Vice President and President EMEA region, explains what makes the innovative power of Axalta and what he thinks about Basel as a business location.

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28.03.2019

33 recently arrived companies create hundreds of jobs

Basel and the Rhine - attractive for companies (img: Basel Tourismus)

The efforts of BaselArea.swiss proved extremely successful in 2018. 33 companies – seven more than in the previous year – were persuaded to move to the Basel economic region. 16 companies arrived from Europe, nine of which came from Germany. BaselArea.swiss also supported six Swiss companies in the search for a suitable business location in the Basel region. Of the newly arrived companies, 19 operate in the life sciences and chemicals sectors.

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28.10.2019

How market leader Ricola innovates tradition in the Basel area

How market leader Ricola innovates tradition in the Basel area

Ricola herb drops are classics. The square candy from Basel, Switzerland is the brainchild of the baker Emil Richterich. In 1930, he founded his company, ten years later he shortened the name “Richterich & Co. Laufen” to “Ricola” and experimented with different herbs to create the iconic drop that to this day is the backbone of the company. With the descendants of Emil Richterich taking operational and strategic roles in the organization, Ricola is still owned and run by the founder’s family in the small town of Laufen in the Basel region. To this day, 7 billion herb drops per year are produced only in Laufen.

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24.10.2019

Genedata completes platform for Merck

Genedata completes platform for Merck

Genedata, a Basel-based software developer for the biopharmaceutical sector, and the pharmaceutical company Merck have completed a joint project. They have developed a platform to drive the identification of biomarkers.

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05.03.2019

Healthcare innovations gain traction with the DayOne Accelerator

Healthcare innovations gain traction with the DayOne Accelerator

Three innovative healthcare startups participate in the first round of the DayOne Accelerator. Faraz Oloumi from Aurteen, Chang Yun from Noul and Christian Vogler and Leo Gschwind from Advancience are examples of how far conviction can get you.

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24.10.2019

Wartung 4.0, eine wichtige Veränderung im Betrieb

Wartung 4.0, eine wichtige Veränderung im Betrieb

Die Wartung 4.0 wird oft als «schneller Gewinn» für die Digitalisierung der Branche dargestellt. Erfüllt sie dieses Heilsversprechen? Über 50 interessierte Besucher nahmen an der Veranstaltung «Wartung 4.0, eine wichtige Veränderung im Betrieb» teil, um von den Referenten zu erfahren, wie neue Technologien wie das Internet der Dinge (IoT), Machine Learning (ML), Augmented Reality (AR) oder Mixed Reality (MR) helfen, die Herausforderungen des technologischen Wandels besser zu managen.

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24.10.2019

Polyphor discovers new class of antibiotics

Polyphor discovers new class of antibiotics

Researchers at the Allschwil pharmaceutical company Polyphor and the University of Zurich have discovered a novel antibiotics class. It has a unique mechanism of action that allows it to target multiple bacteria.

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05.02.2019

“We are a small company with a big portfolio”

“We are a small company with a big portfolio”

After Martine and Jean-Paul Clozel created Actelion with two other founders and grew Actelion into Europe’s biggest biotech, the company and its late-stage pipeline were acquired by Johnson&Johnson in 2017. With Actelion’s discovery- and early-stage R&D assets, the couple formed Idorsia, with the vision to build one of Europe’s leading biopharmaceutical companies

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21.10.2019

Investments in Basel start-ups on the rise

Investments in Basel start-ups on the rise

Start-ups established in Basel raised more than 200 million euro in investments during the first half of 2019. Basel therefore leads the way in this regard within Switzerland, and stands in eighth place across Europe, as revealed by a new EY study.

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18.10.2019

Versameb raises 6.4 million Swiss francs

Versameb raises 6.4 million Swiss francs

Basel-based biopharmaceutical Versameb has raised 6.4 million Swiss francs in a Seed C financing round and will put the funds towards expanding its technology platform. Versameb was supported by the healthcare accelerator program BaseLaunch of BaselArea.swiss in 2017/18.

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08.01.2019

"It doesn't always have to stay the same"

Désirée Mettraux has been the CEO of Creadi since 2016. The Pax spin-off has developed the Simpego online insurance platform. The insurance expert is confident that the industry will profit if it opens itself up to partners. The aim is to make insurance fun.

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18.10.2019

Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into watches

Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into watches

Basel-based start-up Tide Ocean turns ocean plastic waste into new products such as watches. It has now won a German design and technology award for its contribution to the circular economy.

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17.10.2019

Kindoh opens global headquarters in Basel

Kindoh opens global headquarters in Basel

Kindoh, a daily consumer product brand, is moving its headquarters to Basel. The location promotion organization BaselArea.swiss supported the company’s relocation from the start.

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03.12.2018

“Momentum for blockchain in healthcare is growing in Basel”

“Momentum for blockchain in healthcare is growing in Basel”

Marco Cuomo and Daniel Fritz from Novartis got engaged in blockchain two years ago. Today, their aim is set high: With other pharma companies under the Innovative Medicines Initiative, they formed a “Blockchain Enabled Healthcare” program, due to kick off in 2019. The program that they presented at the Blockchain Leadership Summit in Basel – Switzerland’s largest conference in this field - wants no less than to define how blockchain is applied in healthcare.

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11.10.2019

Basel researchers showcase innovation to tackle bacteria resistances

Basel researchers showcase innovation to tackle bacteria resistances

Researchers at the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zurich in Basel have developed a new method designed to tackle antibiotic resistances. This method, which facilitates personalized treatment of infections, is to be presented at a scientific competition in Boston, MA.

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10.10.2019

Basel positions itself as international fintech hub

Basel positions itself as international fintech hub

The Swiss National Bank is working on a fintech project with the SIX stock exchange to explore technological options to make digital central bank money available. The study is being conducted at the new Swiss BIS Innovation Hub Center in Basel.

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23.11.2018

Expats like Basel best

Expats like Basel best

Expats find Basel to be the best city in Switzerland, according to a study published by InterNations. Six Swiss cities were analyzed as part of its latest Expat City Ranking.

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(Source: http://www.baselarea.swiss/en/baselarea-swiss/channels/innovation-report.html)