The Basel region has a long standing history of transforming and leading change. The historic dying industry transformed into chemicals and subsequently developed world leading pharmaceutical capabilities. As a prime life sciences hub, digital health and precision medicine are now high on the agenda and a vibrant ecosystem is already established.
Spearheading the digital health transformation is the DayOne initiative. Supported by industry and Basel's prominent research institutes DayOne hosts multiple networking events throughout the year and is running an accelerator program to help launch the next generation of digital health and precision medicine companies.
Alongside startups like Lyfegen or Advancience, the Basel region is not lacking industry heavy weights either. Genedata is automating and transforming R&D processes, Clinerion is accelerating clinical research and medical access for patients and Medgate is a pioneer in telehealth, to name a few.
To ensure the availability of the right talent pool, The Fachhochschule Nordwest Schweiz (FHNW) is educating AI experts with its Medical Informatics program to further drive the adoption and implementation of cutting edge data science.
So are a number of research and teaching institutes in Basel are further driving innovation in health technology. The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics is working on establishing mechanisms enabling nationwide interoperability and sharing of health- related data as part of the Swiss Personalised Health Network, and the University of Basel together with the University Hospital Basel and University Children’s Hospital Basel are promoting Personalised Health by establishing new infrastructure and forging international research collaborations. Not to mention the health technology research that is being conducted by the Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering of ETH Zürich which is located in Basel or the Centre Suisse d’Electronique et de Microtechnique.