Top life sciences events in Switzerland

Between world-famous mountains and picturesque lakes, you’ll find many life sciences events throughout all of Switzerland. Despite its small size, it’s one of the leading life sciences countries in the world. It’s no surprise that some of Europe’s most important life sciences events happen here every year.

In this article, you’ll learn what life sciences events you have to attend in Switzerland, and why the Basel Area is a favorite location for event organziers.

Why you should attend a life sciences event in Switzerland.

Attending a life sciences event in Switzerland offers an unparalleled opportunity to immerse yourself in a dynamic ecosystem of scientific innovation and collaboration.

By participating in the events we introduce here, you get the latest breakthrough insights of thought-leaders in life sciences and gain access to a diverse network of experts and professionals who are driving advancements in genetics, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and more.

While you’re not attending a conference or participating in an event, you can enjoy Switzerland’s lovely nature, numerous museums and culinary specialties.


5 life sciences flagship events in Switzerland.

Swiss Biotech Day

One of the leading biotechnology conferences in Europe, organized by the Swiss Biotech Association. Over the years, the conference demonstrated the impressive growth of the Swiss biotech industry and presented an exciting program with ideal networking opportunities for over 1,100 participants across the globe to network, discuss and discover trends in R&D, manufacturing, data management, artificial intelligence and innovative financing over one and a half days. Stay tuned for the next year event scheduled on April 22-23, 2024.

Intelligent Health

Join the only large-scale, global summit happning in Basel, that purely focuses on AI in healthcare. It brings together AI health experts from pharmaceutical, biotech, medtech, health provisions, clinicians, tech companies, startups, investment and science to advance discussions on how to apply AI and drive technological collaboration in healthcare. New in 2023, speakers will talk about drug discovery, ChatGPT and regulations.

BioTechX Europe

BioTechX is Europe’s largest pharmaceutical development and healthcare event. Its conference taking place in Basel, covers diagnostics, precision medicine and digital transformation in pharmaceutical development and healthcare. At the exhibition, you can meet 150 leading solution providers across drug discovery, data management and artificial intelligence.

Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids by CSEM

The Next Gen Organ-on-Chip & Organoids workshop is a two-day event organized by CSEM. It brings together decision-makers from the pharma and biotech industry, clinicians, organ-on-chips suppliers, regulatory experts and research organizations. Structured around keynote presentations from selected speakers, the workshop gathers the life science community.

Data for Health

Life Science Zurich Impact “Data for Health” was a one-day multi-track meeting. It provides a platform for scientists from academia and industry to present their projects to potential collaborators and investors. This stimulates a dialogue between research, healthcare and economy with a focus on translational medicine.

Why most important life sciences events take place in the Basel Area.

In this video, listen to some impressions of the annual international biopharma conference BIO-Europe Spring that took place in Basel. The 2023 edition registered a record-breaking 3,500+ total attendees representing over 1,400 companies and 53 countries, which resulted in a high level of engagement and over 19,000 one-to-one partnering meetings.

Basel is a prime location for events and conferences of any kind. Its location at the tri-national border to Germany and France makes it accessible unlike any other large European city. You can travel to Basel by train, plane, car and even boat. The locations, such as the Congress Center leave nothing to be desired.

It’s also a favorite among organizers for its diverse population of highly responsible, punctual and diligent people. On top of that, the Basel Area provides financial support for conferences held here.

Besides the general appeal for organizers, Basel is specifically interesting for life sciences events because it’s one of Europe’s most important life sciences locations. It’s a dense ecosystem of big companies like Roche and Novartis, startups, talent, research institutes, industry suppliers and much more.


More events to get inspired by.

BaseLaunchDayOne and Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area host various events ranging from evening sessions and co-creation workshops to open innovation conferences and hackathons. Those events unite a vibrant community of industry professionals, experts and stakeholders in life sciences.

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