The Basel Area around the city of Basel constitutes one of Switzerland’s most innovative regions. In a unique way the area combines academic research, industrial development and demand for leading-edge technologies in a fruitful, well-connected network.
The Basel Area is marked by companies who do intense research and development as well as industry clusters that reach across Switzerland and its borders. The labour market concentrates on qualified, high-performing professionals in a variety of intersecting industries. The area counts an increasing number of successful start-ups and spin-offs.
The cantonal government of Basel-Landschaft actively promotes innovation and works to ensure a productive cooperation between authorities, businesses, science and research institutions, companies and innovation transfer offices.
The cantons of Basel-Landschaft, Basel-City and Jura jointly finance BaselArea.swiss to promote innovation and investments.
The Canton of Basel-Landschaft contributes to the Polytronics development centre of Centre Suisse d'Electronique et de Microtechnique SA (CSEM) in Muttenz to further technology transfers from academic institutions to economic actors.
The Basel area is home to universities and institutions that lead in Life Sciences and correlated subjects. These include Basel University, the ETH Department of Biosystems and Engineering (D-BSSE), the FHNW School of Life Sciences in Muttenz and the Basel University Hospital.