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14.11.2018

Roivant raised USD 200 million, now valued at USD 7 billion

Roivant raised USD 200 million, now valued at USD 7 billion

The Basel-based pharmaceutical company Roivant Sciences has raised USD 200 million in a funding round. As a result, the company is now valued at an estimated USD 7 billion.

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13.11.2018

Van Baerle to benefit from Schweizerhalle location

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Muttenz/Pratteln BL – Next year, chemical company Van Baerle will move from Münchenstein in the canton of Basellandschaft to the Schweizerhalle industrial location. Owner and CEO Daniel Schenk summarized the advantages of the new location in an interview.

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12.11.2018

T3 Pharmaceuticals wins prestigious startup award

T3 Pharmaceuticals wins prestigious startup award

University of Basel spin-off T3 Pharma has been named “2018 Science Start-Up of the Year” at this year’s Falling Walls Conference in Berlin for its ground-breaking approach to bacterial cancer therapy.

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05.11.2018

Three entrepreneurs, three visions of Industry 4.0

Dominik Trost (holo|one), Philippe Kapfer (NextDay.Vision), Roy Chikballapur (MachIQ)

BaselArea.swiss invited startups and Industry 4.0 projects to participate in the first Industry 4.0 Challenge. A jury from the industry chose three finalists: Philippe Kapfer with NextDay.Vision, Roy Chikballapur with MachIQ and Dominik Trost with holo|one. Learn more about their contributions and visions in the interview. You can meet the entrepreneurs at the Salon Industries du Futur Mulhouse on 20 and 21 November 2018.

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08.11.2018

Swiss Innovation Forum 2018

Swiss Innovation Forum 2018

Am 22. November 2018 findet im Congress Center Basel bereits zum dreizehnten Mal das Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) statt. Die führende Innovationskonferenz der Schweiz ist eine einzigartige Plattform zur gezielten Förderung von Kreativität, Design und Innovation. Dieses Jahr widmen sich die über 1100 Teilnehmenden unter dem Motto «Surprise» der Überraschung als Schlüssel für Innovation und Wachstum. Denn mit Überraschungen umzugehen, erfordert Mut und die Fähigkeit, Widersprüche auszuhalten – alles Eigenschaften, die in Zeiten des Wandels immer wichtiger werden.

Rund 25 Speaker wie Filmemacher und Philosoph Jason Silva, Spitzeningenieurin Marion A. Weissenberger-Eibl, Grafikdesign-Provokateur Stefan Sagmeister, Serienunternehmer und KI-Spezialist William Sachiti und Obamas Online-Kampagnenleiter Harper Reed zeigen am SIF auf, wie Überraschung Raum schafft für Veränderungen. Neben neuen Technologien und aktuellen Trends stehen am SIF Beispiele aus der unternehmerischen Praxis sowie wissenschaftliche Beiträge im Zentrum der Konferenz.

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08.11.2018

SunRegen Healthcare wins startup competition

SunRegen Healthcare wins startup competition

SunRegen Healthcare AG has won the Startup Slam competition at the BIO Europe biotechnology conference. The company from the canton Basel-Landschaft develops treatments for neurodegenerative eye diseases.

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27.09.2018

"I Was Always One of Few Women in the Industry"

SOLO Swiss in Porrentruy in the canton of Jura has been making industrial furnaces for heat-treating metals since 1924. The family company with a global presence is developing against the backdrop of Industry 4.0 and is struggling to find the qualified workforce which is indispensable for what it does amid the effects of the strong franc and what are sometimes restrictive administrative regulations. Interview with Anne-Sophie Spérison, President and CEO.

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06.11.2018

Blockchain auf dem Weg in die Praxis

Blockchain auf dem Weg in die Praxis

Die Blockchain hat das Potenzial, Geschäftsabläufe über alle Branchen hinweg zu verändern. Was das für verschiedene Branchen bedeuten kann, war Thema von drei Anlässen mit dem Titel «Blockchain – Integration in die Praxis», die von der Standortförderung des Kantons Basel-Stadt durchgeführt wurden.

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05.11.2018

La passion, l’ingéniosité et le plaisir d’aller au travail font partie des valeurs d’entreprise chez HUMARD Automation SA

La passion, l’ingéniosité et le plaisir d’aller au travail font partie des valeurs d’entreprise chez HUMARD Automation SA

Rencontre avec Georges HUMARD, le co-propriétaire et CEO de HUMARD Automation SA à Delémont.

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04.09.2018

“Our business is the most beautiful business in the world”

“Our business is the most beautiful business in the world”

Giacomo di Nepi has a successful history: A high level executive in big corporations, he transitioned towards biotech, currently as CEO of Polyphor, which, in May 2018, he led to the IPO. We spoke to Giacomo about serving patients, the timing for an IPO and the people needed in a biotech.

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05.11.2018

Novartis optimistic about the future

Novartis optimistic about the future

Novartis currently has 26 product candidates that have the potential to be blockbusters for the Basel pharmaceutical company. A total of 60 major submissions are planned between 2019 and 2021.

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30.10.2018

Mit den Powercoders werden Geflüchtete in Basel zu Programmierern

Mit den Powercoders werden Geflüchtete in Basel zu Programmierern

100’000 geflüchtete Menschen leben derzeit in der Schweiz, darunter viele High Potentials mit IT-Kenntnissen. Gleichzeitig herrscht in der Branche Fachkräftemangel. Diese Kombination hat Potenzial: Der Verein Powercoders hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, IT-Fachleute und Unternehmen zusammenzubringen. Zu diesem Zweck werden aus einer Gruppe von über 100 Bewerberinnen und Bewerbern die 20 bestqualifizierten herausgesucht. Sie durchlaufen anschliessend ein dreimonatiges intensives Training, die Coding Academy. Hier erhalten sie technisch den letzten Schliff und werden gleichzeitig auf die kulturellen Anforderungen an das Arbeiten in der Schweiz vorbereitet. Anschliessend absolvieren sie ein sechs- bis zwölfmonatiges Praktikum bei einem Schweizer Unternehmen, aus dem im besten Fall eine Festanstellung wird.

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15.07.2018

Basel pharma companies invest most in R&D

Basel pharma companies invest most in R&D

The 24 Interpharma companies spent a total of 96 billion Swiss francs on research and development worldwide in 2017. Of this, 7 billion francs were invested in Switzerland. When compared with the sales they generated in Switzerland, the companies’ Swiss research investment was more than twice as high. According to the association, this is a testament to the great significance of Switzerland as a research location and the innovation taking place at these companies.

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30.10.2018

CSEM to develop quantum sensors

CSEM to develop quantum sensors

Over the next three years, the CSEM will be coordinating a project to develop quantum sensors in the context of the Quantum Technologies Flagship Initiative. The University of Basel, too, is one of 14 industrial and academic partners involved.

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29.10.2018

Basel economy remains buoyant

Basel economy remains buoyant

The Chamber of Commerce of the two Basel cantons has carried out an economic survey for its latest sentiment barometer. This has shown that the Basel economy is doing well at the moment and also predicts that it will remain stable at a good level going forward.

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13.07.2018

Basel has the biggest economic potential

Basel has the biggest economic potential

Basel has the biggest economic potential in Europe, according to a new study from BAK Economics. The city on the bend of the Rhine ranked particularly well for competitiveness, while Geneva and Zurich also came in the top five.

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25.10.2018

Exciting development projects in the Basel Area

Exciting development projects in the Basel Area

Four exciting development projects are scheduled for the canton of Basel-Landschaft over the next years. They have now been unveiled at the 4th Investor Meeting Canton Basel-Landschaft.

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24.10.2018

Basel insurtech wins international insurtech award

Basel insurtech wins international insurtech award

Creadi AG has been recognised as one of the most influential and innovative insurtechs in the world at the insurtech event Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) in Munich. Creadi is the first Swiss startup to receive the DIAmond Award.

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03.07.2018

"Processes Kill Innovation"

The serial entrepreneur Neil Goldsmith is drawn to new ventures. We spoke to him about discovering talent suitable for start-ups and about his current involvement with BaseLaunch.

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23.10.2018

WORKTECH18: The New World of Work

WORKTECH18: The New World of Work

WORKTECH18 Basel is a unique one-day conference with leading thinkers coming together to debate the new world of work, exploring new trends and technologies that will transform the way we work. The event takes place on 8th November 2018 at Launchlabs, an inspiring think tank that empowers customers, partners and employees to achieve more in a world which is driven by continuous innovations. Join 100+ senior level professionals from IT, HR, real estate, workplace, facilities, leadership, operations, finance and innovation as well as architects and designers exploring the future of work and the workplace.

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23.10.2018

How Baloise makes best use of Blockchain

How Baloise makes best use of Blockchain

The insurance sector is changing rapidly. The Basel based insurance company Baloise is at the forefront of this development. As one of the top Swiss insurance companies, Baloise is evolving into an innovative provider of solutions that go beyond traditional insurance. In this setting, Blockchain plays an important part. Claudio Limacher, Sales Manager at Baloise in Switzerland, depicts how the technology might influence the way we do business in the future.  

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17.06.2018

Most exciting biotechs are based in Basel

Biotechs based in Basel

Basel is among the European biotech hubs with the most exciting companies as named by labiotech.eu. The industry platform highlighted businesses including Actelion and Polyphor.

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22.10.2018

Baselbieter Arbeitsmarkt- und Wirtschaftsforum 2018 Technologie@BL

3D-Druck, Internet der Dinge oder fortschreitende Prozessautomatisierung sind nur einige Schlagworte, die von Industrie und Wirtschaft heiss diskutiert werden. Wie sieht der Arbeitsplatz der Zukunft aus? Welche Ausbildung erhöht die Chancen für den künftigen wirtschaftlichen Erfolg? Wie verändert sich die Infrastruktur?

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22.10.2018

Animal health manufacturer Zoetis makes Delémont its Swiss headquarters

Animal health manufacturer Zoetis makes Delémont its Swiss headquarters

In spring 2018 the US animal health manufacturer Zoetis moved its Swiss business operations to the Basel region. The relocation has now been completed and all employees have taken up their workplaces. Of the 17 staff, 12 are based in canton Jura, while five work for the sales team.

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11.06.2018

“Basel has all the ingredients required to host a successful company”

“Basel has all the ingredients required to host a successful company”

The physician and pharmacologist Nicole Onetto is a member of the Board of Directors at the Basilea Pharmaceutica AG. In the Interview that was featured in Basilea’s annual report she talks about current challenges in oncology.

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18.10.2018

New campus strengthens bi-cantonal partnership

New campus strengthens bi-cantonal partnership

The University of Basel is committing to the canton of Basel-Landschaft by opening a new campus in Münchenstein. Both Basel cantons agreed on the decision to strengthen the university’s bi-cantonal sponsorship.

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16.10.2018

Basel company revolutionizes battery market

Basel company revolutionizes battery market

Innolith, a new battery technology company, has opened its global headquarters in Basel. The company has developed an innovative battery technology that offers significant advantages over organic lithium-ion batteries.

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05.06.2018

"We will not shy away from taking risks"

In 2016, Roivant Sciences established their global headquarters in Basel. Roivant founder and CEO Vivek Ramaswamy talked to us about his fast growing company, his priorities for the company and about the role that Roivant aims to play in the Basel life sciences ecosystem.

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15.10.2018

At Stücki Park, the future is around the corner

At Stücki Park, the future is around the corner

Late August 2018 was literally groundbreaking for the Stücki Park: The laying of the first stone for new office and laboratory spaces at Stücki Park took place, launching the construction of four new buildings with office and lab infrastructure in two stages – another big leap in shaping the future of the up-and-coming business location. The new development at Hochbergerstrasse 60 expands the existing facilities to a total footprint of 60'000 m2 and increases capacity by an additional 1’700 workspaces.

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15.10.2018

Den Digitaltag in der Region Basel erleben

Den Digitaltag in der Region Basel erleben

Am 25. Oktober 2018 findet der zweite Schweizer Digitaltag unter Federführung von digitalswitzerland statt. Unter dem Motto «digital gemeinsam erleben» kommt der Digitaltag in diesem Jahr dank rund 70 Partnern mit Aktivitäten in über zwölf Städten noch näher zur Bevölkerung. Neu ist der Digital Tag auch in der Region beider Basel vertreten. Das regionale Veranstalterteam setzt sich zusammen aus dem Impact Hub Basel, der Standortförderung Baselland und BaselArea.swiss als regionale Partner und dem Standortpartner Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz. Dieses Team repräsentiert das bereits existierende innovative, wirtschaftlich starke und international vernetzte Umfeld der Region Baselland.

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08.05.2018

“IP protection is crucial for business and research”

“IP protection is crucial for business and research”

The patent law and attorney-at-law firm Vossius & Partner has been an important partner for BaseLaunch since the inception of the healthcare accelerator in 2016. They advise startups and big corporations alike on IP strategy. Philipp Marchand, patent attorney in the Basel office, advocates to take IP protection seriously.

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12.10.2018

Global Coating Supplier - Axalta Receives Tell Award 2018

Global Coating Supplier - Axalta Receives Tell Award 2018

Axalta, a leading global coatings supplier of liquid and powder coatings, received the Tell Award by Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE). During the Award ceremony, Giorgio Pompilio, Acting Consul General of Switzerland in New York, lauded Axaltas significant investment in the Basel Area.

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11.10.2018

Straumann unveils new products

Straumann unveils new products

Straumann, a dental company from Basel, has developed a range of new products, including a two-piece ceramic implant and a mini implant system. The dental company from Basel has also announced pre-clinical and clinical results for its fully tapered implant BLX.

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11.04.2018

Connecting Innovators App Launch

Connecting Innovators App Launch

How the BaselArea.swiss-App connects innovators and supports an innovative idea.

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09.10.2018

Therachon completes 'transformational' acquisition

Basel-based biotechnology company Theracon has acquired GLyPharma Therapeutic, allowing it to expand its rare disease product pipeline. The acquisition comes on the heels of $60 million financing round.

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05.10.2018

«Medtech & Pharma Platform» 5th anniversary conference again in Basel

«Medtech & Pharma Platform» 5th anniversary conference again in Basel

The Medtech & Pharma Platform (MPP) celebrates its 5th anniversary as an international conference on 16/17 October 2018 in the Congress Center Basel.

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03.04.2018

“A good network is power”

“A good network is power”

Melanie Kovacs was frustrated by the IT teaching she got, and developed her own product – Master21. She attributes her success with this not least to her carefully maintained network, which has continued to grow in Basel. Melanie Kovacs and her fellow campaigners use the technology and innovation network “We Shape Tech” to promote diversity by making women working in the technology and innovation field more visible.

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05.10.2018

Visionarity promotes healthy living

Visionarity, a startup company from Basel, is using a digital health ecosystem to motivate employees to live well. It has already won its first partners and is now planning a financing round.

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04.10.2018

Basel scientists develop DNA storage device

Basel scientists develop DNA storage device

Basel – Scientists at the ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems in Basel have developed a storage mechanism that can provide insight into the history of cellular processes. It is the first device of its kind.

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28.03.2018

Die Wirtschaftsregion Basel-Jura entwickelt sich stabil

Die Wirtschaftsregion Basel-Jura entwickelt sich stabil

Die Wirtschaftsregion Basel-Jura bietet Unternehmen ein erstklassiges Umfeld. Dies das Fazit des aktuellen Jahresberichts 2017 von BaselArea.swiss.

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