Startup Guide Basel Area

A leader in life sciences and home to a number of excellent research institutions, Basel Area has much to offer innovators in biotech and life sciences. There’s also a thriving wider digital health scene and ample support in this inspiring Swiss hub.

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Nestled at the intersection of France, Germany and Switzerland, Basel Area is home to many international companies and a growing number of innovators. The cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-Stadt and Jura have a vibrant future-focused ecosystem and the area is a world-leader in life sciences. An established epicenter of research, it’s the place to be for local and international entrepreneurs in healthcare and beyond.

Startup Guide Basel Area explores the region’s key players and provides essential tools for starting up in the Swiss hub. This includes profiles of innovative startups, insights from experienced entrepreneurs, and valuable information about the area’s investors, programs, schools and coworking spaces.

In order to ensure an accurate and trustworthy guide, this book is made in partnership with Basel Area Business & Innovation, Canton of Jura, Canton of Basel-Stadt, Canton of Basel-Landschaft and Basler Kantonalbank. It is also supported by Baloise Group, NewCo and Pro Innerstadt Basel.

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