Christof Klöpper

Dr. | CEO

Since January 2016, Christof Klöpper has been CEO of BaselArea.swiss, which was formed by the merger of BaselArea, i-net innovation networks switzerland and China Business Platform. He was previously Managing Director at i-net innovation networks switzerland from 2012 until the end of 2015.

Before this he was Head of De­vel­op­ment for In­dus­try and Tech­nol­ogy at the of­fice of In­dus­try and Em­ploy­ment in the Basel-Stadt Eco­nom­ics De­part­ment. From 2011 to 2012 he was Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor and a mem­ber of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Tech­nolo­giepark Basel AG. From 2003 to 2006, prior to his em­ploy­ment with Can­ton Basel-Stadt, he was a sci­en­tific as­sis­tant at the Uni­ver­sity of Basel to the Chair of Human Ge­og­ra­phy and Urban and Re­gional Research.

Christof Klöpper stud­ied eco­nomic ge­og­ra­phy, macro­eco­nom­ics, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and ge­o­math­e­mat­ics in Germany and in the United States. He ob­tained a doc­tor­ate at the Uni­ver­sity of Basel en­ti­tled “The Struc­ture and Ge­og­ra­phy of In­no­va­tion Processes in Biotechnology”.

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