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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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08.10.2019

Basel shines brightly with exceptional gastronomy

Basel shines brightly with exceptional gastronomy

Gastronomic and hospitality businesses in Basel have recently won a whole host of awards. The top Gault Millau rating for Chef Tanja Grandits from Restaurant Stucki is just the tip of the iceberg.

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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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03.10.2019

Basel-Stadt top for locational quality

Basel-Stadt top for locational quality

The canton of Basel-Stadt has jumped ahead of the canton of Zug to top Credit Suisse’s Locational Quality Indicator. The reduction in corporate tax rates with retroactive effect is among the reasons for the canton’s rise.

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02.10.2019

Novartis works with Microsoft on artificial intelligence

Novartis works with Microsoft on artificial intelligence

Novartis has selected Microsoft as its new strategic artificial intelligence (AI) and data science partner. With the collaboration, the Basel pharmaceutical giant aims to bolster its AI capacities and promote the development of transformative medicines.

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08.07.2019

"Patient centricity means communicating on eye level"

The university hospital of Basel not only wants to use innovation, but also drive innovation. For this reason, the hospital established an Innovation Lab recently and launched an internal support program to help put innovation projects into practice. Driving forces behind this initiative are Jens Eckstein and Marc Strasser. DayOne asked Jens Eckstein about this push for innovation.

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27.09.2019

Six companies win the i4Challenge 2019

Images courtesy of Dave Joly

As part of the competition i4Challenge, BaselArea.swiss offers six start-ups and SMEs from Switzerland, Alsace or Baden-Württemberg comprehensive support, a platform for the implementation of their activities and, among other things, the opportunity to participate in the Trinational trade fair Industrie 4.0 (BE4.0) in Mulhouse. A high-caliber jury of independent experts has evaluated and benchmarked the various applicants very precisely.

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26.09.2019

T3 Pharma raises more than 12 million Swiss francs

T3 Pharma raises more than 12 million Swiss francs

T3 Pharma, a Basel-based biotech company, has closed its second financing round and raised in excess of 12 million Swiss francs in the process. The company’s management has now also been strengthened as it seeks to bring its immuno-oncological product candidates into the clinical development phase.

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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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26.09.2019

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers glimpse into the future

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers glimpse into the future

The Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area offers an insight into its activities. The future home of the Park will be presented in a new showroom. Scientists from the University of Basel will also be presenting their latest developments here.

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26.09.2019

Early mover: NextDay.Vision is first tenant at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Jura

Early mover: NextDay.Vision is first tenant at Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area in Jura

One month before the official opening, the Jura site of the Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area welcomes its first tenant: NextDay.Vision, a start-up from the Jura, opens its office at the park. The company was also one of the winners of the i4Challenge 2018.

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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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23.09.2019

Daten, Roboter, Scratch: Das war der Digitaltag 2019

Daten, Roboter, Scratch: Das war der Digitaltag 2019

Die Digitalisierung gilt als eines der bestimmenden Themen für Wirtschaft und Gesellschaft. Was der Sammelbegriff umfasst und wie sich die Digitalisierung auf das Leben und Arbeiten auswirkt, zeigte der Digitaltag, der am 3. September 2019 schweizweit zum dritten Mal stattfand. In Basel konnten sich die Besucherinnen und Besucher auf dem Meret Oppenheim-Platz über die Fortschritte und Möglichkeiten der Digitalisierung informieren.

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20.09.2019

Roche receives FDA approval for first whole blood test

Roche receives FDA approval for first whole blood test

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has given Roche the green light for its cobas Babesia test, the first commercial whole blood test for donor screening. The test is meant to reduce the risk of transmitting the Babesia parasite through blood transfusions.

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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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18.09.2019

Sécurité et transformation numérique pour les PME

Jeudi soir, 05. Septembre 2019, une petite centaine de personnes participaient à l’évènement « Sécurité et transformation numérique » pour les PME au Cinemont à Delémont. Une thématique hautement d’actualité en cette période où le nombre de cas de cyber attaques se multiplient et touche également des PME.

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17.09.2019

Indigo Agriculture opens European headquarters in Basel

Indigo Agriculture opens European headquarters in Basel

Indigo Agriculture is expanding to Europe and has opened headquarters in Basel to this end. The U.S. company offers pioneering technologies for the agricultural sector. BaselArea.swiss supported Indigo in relocating to Basel.

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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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12.09.2019

Basel is among the world’s best universities

Basel is among the world’s best universities

The University of Basel is among the world’s top 100 universities, according to the Times Higher Education University Ranking. In 4th place in Switzerland, the university is kicking off the autumn semester with more new students than last year.

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10.09.2019

La transformation industrielle commence au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

La transformation industrielle commence au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area

C’est un programme plein d’activités qui vous attend au Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, site du Jura, sur le Campus technologique innodel à Courroux depuis cette rentrée.

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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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09.09.2019

Fresh capital for biopharmaceutical companies

Fresh capital for biopharmaceutical companies

The two Basel-based biopharmaceutical companies Strekin and Novaremed have secured fresh capital. This will allow them to drive forward development of their drug candidates. Novaremed is developing a drug to combat Diabetic Neuropathic Pain, while Strekin’s development activities are focused on treating Sudden Sensorineural Hearing Loss.

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06.09.2019

Basel startup aims to change agriculture sector

Basel startup aims to change agriculture sector

Growcer AG is currently building a machine-operated vegetable farm in Basel. Robots sow, water and fertilize the vegetables, which are then harvested by humans. The concept promises to drastically reduce carbon emissions, water and fertilizer.

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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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05.09.2019

Leading startups benefit from BaselArea.swiss

Leading startups benefit from BaselArea.swiss

The top 100 startups of Switzerland have been revealed. In Venturelab’s Top 100, the Basel region performs particularly well in the biotech sector, while almost all the Basel companies named have benefited directly or indirectly from BaselArea.swiss.

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04.09.2019

Basel promotes itself as digital hub

Basel promotes itself as digital hub

The Basel region also took the Swiss Digital Day as occasion to highlight its strengths in the area of digitalization. In the life sciences hub, digitalization plays a special role in personalized medicine, as the Vice President of the University of Basel explained in an interview.

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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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03.09.2019

Basel is artificial intelligence hub

Basel is artificial intelligence hub

The canton of Basel-Stadt is one of the three largest Swiss technology clusters for advanced digitalization technologies, as the new Digitalization Atlas has revealed. It is especially strong in artificial intelligence, with Roche, in particular, filing many patents in this area.  

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30.08.2019

Basel researchers uncover the key to stem cell reproduction

Basel researchers uncover the key to stem cell reproduction

Scientists at the University of Basel have discovered why stem cells no longer proliferate as we get older. In so doing, they have also discovered how this sleep mode can be reversed, opening up the possibility of new forms of treatment in the process.

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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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27.08.2019

BaseLaunch supports Switzerland as an innovation location

BaseLaunch supports Switzerland as an innovation location

Switzerland often receives awards for its innovative strength. Life sciences have generally played a huge part in this acclaim. The BaseLaunch accelerator operated by BaselArea.swiss is a major reason for innovation, a media report has found.

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22.08.2019

Basel could be next tourism hotspot

Basel could be next tourism hotspot

Readers of “the Guardian” may be tempted to spend the next European heatwave in Basel. In an inviting article about Rhine swimming, the British newspaper delves into Basel’s quality of life.

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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)