Focus industries

Without a doubt, Basel Area is a leader in the life sciences and biotech industry. This strength draws top companies from related industries, as well, such as pharmaceutical, digital health, cosmetics and medical technology. Similarly, other sectors in the region benefit from the dynamism of this innovative outlook. Switzerland is world leader in innovation, and the Basel Area was rated as Switzerland’s most innovative region for several years in a row by the global bank UBS.
Life sciences

Life sciences and biotech

Discover why access to knowledge, qualified and international talent, and a friendly business environment have made the Swiss location the Europe’s leading biotech hub.

Digital health

The Basel Area is the nexus of the accelerating digital disruption in healthcare

Medtech and robotics

Medtech and robotics

Where engineering expertise meets cutting-edge science.

Advanced manufacturing

Advanced manufacturing

More than 2,400 companies with manufacturing activities and a talent pool of over 63,000 interdisciplinary and highly educated professionals with strong engineering expertise and knowledge transfer capabilities.

Trade and consumer goods

The Basel region is the production and distribution location of choice for many food and beverage as well as ingredient and nutritional health product companies.

A full range of activities for companies to grow in the Basel Area

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Research & Development


Sales & Operations

Information Technology

More technologies

Find out what the Basel Area has to offer.