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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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20.07.2018

Life sciences boost Basel tourism

Life sciences boost Basel tourism

The canton of Basel set a new record in the tourism industry in June. Never before have as many overnight stays been registered for a single month since records began. Alongside Art Basel, this is largely due to the life sciences sector.

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18.07.2018

L’impression 3D, des technologies en plein développement dans les sciences de la vie

L’impression 3D, des technologies en plein développement dans les sciences de la vie

Le symposium «3D Printing for Life Sciences 2018 » du 27.06.18, organisé par BaselArea.swiss, la FHNW et l’hôpital universitaire de Bâle a réuni plus de 140 personnes sur la journée de 3 thématiques différentes dans les sciences de la vie : « BioPrinting », « Medical Devices Industrie » et le « Medical 3D Printing ». Les participants étaient des chirurgiens, des médecins, des industriels mais également des chercheurs. Un mélange extrêmement productif.

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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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17.07.2018

So bringt uns die Technologie 4.0 weiter

So bringt uns die Technologie 4.0 weiter

Eine Veranstaltung, zwei Sprachen und drei Länder. Konkret: Industrie 4.0 auf Deutsch und Französisch für die Schweiz, Frankreich und Deutschland. Die Veranstaltung «Wie Technologie 4.0 uns weiterbringt» fand am 05.06.2018 in Basel statt und beschäftigte sich mit Fluch und Segen neuer Technologien. BaselArea.swiss und die Partner des Upper Rine 4.0 Projektes loteten im Rahmen der Veranstaltung mit einem Impulsreferat und Praxisbeispielen aus den drei Ländern die Grenzen zwischen Gewinn und Verlust in einer automatisierten Welt aus.

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16.07.2018

Allthings raises capital for PropTech platform

Allthings raises capital for PropTech platform

Allthings, a startup specialising in digital real estate services, has raised 13.7 million Swiss francs in a financing round. The capital will go towards further developing its PropTech platform as well as expanding in Europe.

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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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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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08.07.2018

Die Zukunft der Softwareentwicklung ist agil

Die Zukunft der Softwareentwicklung ist agil

Am 26. Juni 2018 fand in Basel der Event «Future Trends of Software Engineering» statt, an dem sich unter anderem herauskristallisierte, dass die Zukunft der Softwareentwicklung agil ist. BaselArea.swiss und Swiss Made Software hatten die Veranstaltung gemeinsam organisiert. 

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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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06.07.2018

University centre for abdominal patients to open in Basel

The University Hospital of Basel and St. Claraspital hospital are joining forces to establish a university centre for abdominal patients, due to open on 1 January 2019. This strengthening of university medicine in the region is supported by the cantons of Basel-Stadt and Basel-Landschaft.

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04.07.2018

Two of the world’s most valuable companies come from Basel

Two of the world’s most valuable companies come from Basel

With Roche and Novartis, two Basel pharma companies are among the 40 most valuable companies in the world.

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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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03.07.2018

Le Salon Be 4.0 à Mulhouse réunit les industriels européens

Le Salon Be 4.0 à Mulhouse réunit les industriels européens

Organisé par la Région Grand Est, Mulhouse Alsace Agglomération et le Parc Expo Mulhouse, le Salon Be 4.0 réunit, les 20 et 21 novembre 2018, les industriels européens cherchant à sourcer les innovations et les technologies pour relever le défi stratégique de la transformation des chaînes de valeur.

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03.07.2018

Plug & Play Lab Space for R&D at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Plug & Play Lab Space for R&D at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers fully equipped plug & play labs for early stage life sciences projects and startups, ideal for aspiring founders.

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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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03.07.2018

JELLIX IIoT Plateform, un pas de plus dans l’industrie connectée

JELLIX IIoT Plateform, un pas de plus dans l’industrie connectée

La plateforme JELLIX repose sur les technologies les plus récentes en matière de connectivité et de gestion en temps réel de machines et d’équipements industriels. Dotée d’une architecture évolutive qui permet de s’interfacer avec tout type de périphériques, cette plateforme, hébergée en local ou dans le cloud, permet d’analyser un volume important de données issues de la production.

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02.07.2018

Nouveau au Jura: La fintech jurassienne eHyve

Article et video grâce à la Promotion économique du Canton du Jura.

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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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02.07.2018

NBE Therapeutics secures new investor

NBE Therapeutics secures new investor

Danish investor Novo Holdings is investing 20 million Swiss francs in NBE Therapeutics in a series B financing round. The Basel-based biotechnology company develops novel cancer treatments and intends to now advance these to early development.

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02.07.2018

Speedboat Meets Supertanker

Speedboat Meets Supertanker

It was a get together of the Swiss pharma and biotech industry: More than 150 guests joined the annual symposium with this year’s theme «Fostering a Culture of Innovation» by Roivant Sciences and BaselArea.swiss on Tuesday, 12 June at the Congress Center in Basel. Vivek Ramaswamy, CEO of Roivant, welcomed the audience, moderated the panel discussion and – last but not least – presented his vision and values for Roivant and its subsidiaries.

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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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26.06.2018

Panalpina promotes digital technologies

Panalpina promotes digital technologies

Basel-based logistics firm Panalpina has launched a new digital hub that will engage with the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence and blockchain. The new business unit is tasked with developing new digital solutions and cooperating with startups.

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26.06.2018

Where the life sciences are concentrated

Where the life sciences are concentrated

As one of the world’s leading locations for life sciences, the Basel region is home to a cluster of companies and organizations that not only compete with one another but also engage in cooperation. These are the findings of a new research study in the field of geography.

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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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25.06.2018

Moral au beau fixe sur le salon EPHJ-EPMT-SMT

Jacques Gerber et Martial Courtet au Salon EPHJ-EPMT-SMT. (img: Sébastien Meunier)

C’est avec des carnets de commande bien remplis que les exposants au salon jurassien ont participé à la 17ème édition du Salon EPHJ-EPMT-SMT. De nouveau les entreprises jurassiennes étaient largement présentes avec 74 stands, dont une bonne partie sur les deux stands collectifs organisés par la promotion économique. Des nouvelles entreprises jurassiennes exposaient également pour la première fois : les entreprises Axxios Technology SA, Kenitec SA et Mu-DEC SA.

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24.06.2018

Chinese Pharma Goes Global

Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum 2017

The Chinese Pharma industry is rapidly upgrading its capabilities, moving from being a supplier of basic molecules and generics to becoming a major force in the development of innovative, molecular-targeted treatments and gene-based therapies. The Swiss-Chinese Life Sciences Forum 2018 is organised by BaselArea.swiss, the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz, the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Novartis.

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13.03.2018

“I enjoy thinking about seemingly unsolvable problems”

“I enjoy thinking about seemingly unsolvable problems”

Andreas Plückthun continues his research where others stop: 40 employees work in his laboratory on protein engineering. Their results form the basis for three biotech companies: Morphosys in Munich, as well as Molecular Partners and G7 Therapeutics (today Heptares Zurich) in Schlieren. At the Antibody Congress 2017 in Basel, Andreas Plückthun told us why he remains true to his research.

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21.06.2018

Rhine ports become digital pioneers

Rhine ports become digital pioneers

Those transporting containers on the Upper Rhine can now take advantage of a uniform barge reservation system, a container data exchange in real time and an electronic customs clearance system. The RheinPorts Information System (RPIS) was developed by a consortium comprising RheinPorts Basel-Muhlhouse-Weil with its seven container ports, Rheinhäfen Karlsruhe and the Independent Port of Strasbourg, as the ports involved reported. This three-year project took into account the requirements of the port operators, inland waterway transport companies and shipping companies. So far, the system has been adopted by 80 per cent of shipping companies.

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21.06.2018

Roche acquires U.S. cancer specialist

Roche acquires U.S. cancer specialist

 

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11.03.2018

Meet the BaseLaunch Startups

Meet the BaseLaunch Startups

Six of the BaseLaunch startups recently started Phase II. They received either grants up to 250,000 Swiss francs or gained free of charge access to BaseLaunch laboratory and office space at the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area. Hear what the startups, the BaseLaunch team and selection committee members experienced in the first year. Find out more about what makes BaseLaunch unique.

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21.06.2018

Artificial Intelligence – the Holy Grail to Healthcare Innovation?

Artificial Intelligence – the Holy Grail to Healthcare Innovation?

Last winter, Julia got a cough and a headache. For the third time she went to her physician, who sent her home with painkillers, thinking that it was, after all, just another case of flu. But what if Julia was different from the other flu-stricken patients that the doctor had seen previously? What if her symptoms were those of a rare cancer?

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19.06.2018

Basel insurtech makes insurance easier

Basel insurtech makes insurance easier

With its product Simpego, Creadi is offering a tailor-made travel insurance to mark the launch of its new platform. Household, car and life insurance are to follow, though the principle will always remain the same: The customer receives only those services that he or she actually requires – and pays only for those. The transaction is uncomplicated and completed online, according to a company statement announcing the launch of the new platform.

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06.02.2018

“As an entrepreneur, you have to own up to your decisions”

“As an entrepreneur, you have to own up to your decisions”

Five years ago, Alisée de Tonnac quit her job at L’Oréal and travelled the world to set up the first edition of the startup competition Seedstars World. Five years later, Seedstars is present in more than 85 cities worldwide, runs its own co-working and educational centers and plans to have 15 Seedspaces for co-working and co-living by the end of 2018. BaselArea.swiss sat down with Alisée de Tonnac after her keynote at the Swiss Innovation Forum that took place in Basel last November.

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18.06.2018

5 Take-Aways from the event: "Aiming for novel antibiotic approaches"

Good news

Today, the awareness for the need to research antibiotics is building up, governmental efforts are increasing and there are interesting funding opportunities for research in this field.

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18.06.2018

Northwestern Switzerland pushes for new Jura tunnel

Northwestern Switzerland pushes for new Jura tunnel

The Northwestern Switzerland representation in the Upper Rhine Council pushes for a third Jura tunnel. It argues that the tunnel should be part of the 2030/35 expansion plans for railway infrastructure. Northwestern Switzerland is putting international pressure on a third Jura tunnel.

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09.01.2018

"We're giving Basel Impact Hub fever"

Impact Hubs are a real success story. Founded in 2005 in London, there are now over 100 Impact Hubs around the world with more than 15,000 members. Following the lead from Bern, Zurich, Geneva and Lausanne, Basel will be the next Impact Hub in Switzerland. The force behind the movement is Hubbasel, an association founded by entrepreneur André Moeri, sustainability expert Connie Low and lawyer Hanna Byland. We wanted to know why an Impact Hub is more than just a coworking space and how entrepreneurs as well as investors and companies benefit from them, so we talked with Hanna Byland to shed some light for us.

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14.06.2018

Basel startup QNAMI wins seed capital

Basel startup QNAMI wins seed capital

QNAMI has won 130,000 Swiss francs in seed capital at the Venture Kick Final. The startup of the University of Basel develops quantum technologies to improve imaging techniques.

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13.06.2018

EBL to create innovation centre for e-mobility

EBL to create innovation centre for e-mobility

The Liestal-based Energy firm EBL is planning to build an innovation centre for electromobility on the Salina Raurica site by 2023. This will include Europe’s largest charging station and be powered by local renewable energy alone.

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04.12.2017

“Precision medicine is the best opportunity to reconfigure healthcare”

“Precision medicine is the best opportunity to reconfigure healthcare”

After 20 years with the pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly, Bernard Munos set out to better understand pharmaceutical innovation – specifically what makes it possible and how to get more of it. Munos is now a Senior Fellow at Faster Cures, a Center of the Milken Institute, and the founder of the consultancy InnoThink, which advises biomedical research organizations on how to become better innovators. He also contributes to Forbes magazine, an American business publication. Munos travelled to Basel in October, on behalf of HKBB and DayOne to participate in the “Powertalk”.

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