Setting up your business

Setting up a business in the Basel Area is a straight-forward process. The local authorities and Swiss government value your contribution to the business environment, and have a number of resources in place to help you. These include easy portals where you can register for business administration requirements, and taxes. Basel Area Business & Innovation will support you through the entire process by providing information, helping you find office space, and connecting you with experts like tax advisors, lawyers or recruiters.

Doing business in Switzerland

The Basel Area is Switzerland’s most innovative economic region, with the ideal mix of hard and soft location factors for global, European and Swiss headquarters.

Commercial real estate

You’ll find a wide choice of real estate options in the Basel Area – from large development plots to production and warehousing facilities, right through to office space, technology/innovation parks and co-working spaces, as well as units suitable for light industrial and laboratory purposes.

Finding talent

Sitting on the borders with France and Germany will make it easy for your business to attract talent from all three countries as well as across Europe.

Get connected

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.

Six steps to setting up your office

Whether you're relocating your headquarters, setting up a new marketing and sales division, or opening a research and development facility, it's never been easier to get your team on the ground in the Basel Area.
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Latest news

NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Life Sciences / biotech

NextImmune to benefit from Venture Kick financing

The startup accelerator Venture Kick is supporting NextImmune with financing in the amount of 150,000 Swiss francs. The spin-off from...

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OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system
Basel Area Business & Innovation, Innovation, Medtech, Switzerland Innovation Park

OECD impressed by the canton of Jura’s innovation system

The OECD has examined the innovation systems in place in rural areas of its member states, including the canton of...

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Upcoming events

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11.12.2019 in Healthcare Innovation

DayOne Conference – Shaping the future of health (EN)

When:12.11.2020, 09:00 - 18:00 CEST Where: online
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10.26.2019 in Healthcare Innovation

DayOne Health Hackathon (EN)

When: 23.10. - 08.11.2020 Where: online
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10.23.2019 in Healthcare Innovation

DayOne Health Hackathon (EN)

When:23.10. - 08.11.2020, Where: online
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