How we help

Basel Area Business & Innovation is the official economic promotion agency for the Basel Area. We successfully assist international companies to set up or expand business operations in Switzerland and connect you to the dynamic cluster of leading companies, top universities and world-class research centers.

Our team

Our experts provide free, confidential and individually tailored services. Our international and multilingual team speaks seven languages and will provide personal assistance to meet your needs.

Soft landing package

Our exclusive Soft landing package offers you free office workspace for up to three months. You’ll be productive and connected from your first day.

Location search and site visit

Would you like to get to know the Basel Area first-hand? We’ll diligently plan your site visit and put together a customized itinerary, with maximum efficiency and fully matched to your requirements.

Opportunity analysis

Do you have questions about the Basel Area? Taxes? The job market? Permits? The local industry environment? We compile all the relevant information and data about the Basel Area and Switzerland for you, customized to your individual project requirements.

Business setup

Not sure where to start, or how to get your business off the ground in the Basel Area? We’ll point you to the relevant local authorities, arrange meetings with partners and institutions, and help you build relationships with other organizations and experts ranging from tax experts to lawyers in specific areas.

Networking opportunities

Networking opportunities

Once you’re settled in, you’ll find it easy to grow your network and expand your business connections through the many events we offer. Our unique event platform promotes regular exchanges of experiences and knowledge across firms and disciplines in the Basel Area.

What our community says about the Basel Area

There are more than 700 biopharmaceutical companies in the region, from small companies to giants like Novartis and Roche. It’s an important center if you want to include Europe in your vision of a global company.

John V. OylerCEO BeiGene, Basel

The Basel Area is innovation, it's future. It's growth for the companies and also for the people. To sum it up, it's potential.

Sandra GorgievskaHead HR Headquarters SKAN, Allschwil

The geographical position is a clear advantage. Thanks to the proximity of the French and German-speaking cantons and of France and Germany, we have access to numerous skills. The proximity of the airport enables us to move quickly internationally.

Béatrice BulaDirector Groupe Recomatic, Courtedoux

Who we are

We invigorate the Basel Area: In 2022, we helped 35 companies to set up in the Basel Area, supported 96 entrepreneurs who started their businesses in the region and provided 1,592 consultations to our clients. We focus on future-oriented sectors such as life sciences, biotechnology, digital health, production technology, medtech, robotics, and artificial intelligence.

A healthy ecosystem thrives on its diversity. This also applies to the Basel economic region: Existing companies, international companies that settle here, and startups enrich and pollinate each other – and the entire region. We help you become part of an exciting ecosystem.

Talk to our expert team

Our services are free of charge to companies that are evaluating the Basel Area as a potential business location. We look forward to helping you discover success in our dynamic business environment.

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