Our aim is to promote Western Switzerland as a world class centre for the life sciences, and to foster the growth of this specific industrial sector. Our role goes well beyond the promotion of excellence in the sector as it exists today. We also accompany, support, encourage and stimulate both performance and innovation by creating the conditions which enable the development of companies.
Foster and promote the life sciences
BioAlps pursues an aggressive technology agenda in the region at all levels: regionally, nationally and in the international arena. BioAlps promotes synergies between academia, entrepreneurs, investors, authorities and new businesses to translate ideas into new products and bring new technologies to market.
BioAlps nurtures creativity in research, education and business to enable novel products and services to reach the market efficiently and quickly. The cluster provides many fruitful opportunities for strong networking and support. It facilitates access to academic excellence, cutting-edge competencies in the wide range of life science disciplines, tech transfer, as well as highly qualified and multilingual scientists, engineers and technicians.
BioAlps regularly organises congresses and conferences. We also offer support to companies who wish to participate in international events and business trips, with the objective of fostering, for these companies, financial or commercial partnerships. There are many opportunities for all to make links and contacts that result in concrete opportunities.
BioAlps collaborates with several other networks and clusters in Switzerland and beyond, which contribute expertise and access to the life science sector, notably:
|Swiss Life Sciences Association||www.swisslifesciences.com|
|Swiss Biotech Association||www.swissbiotechassociation.ch|
|Swiss Medical Cluster||www.medical-cluster.ch|
|Alps Bio Cluster||www.alpsbiocluster.eu|
Other clusters which exist in Western Switzerland are:
|Micronarc (Micro-nano technologies cluster)
|Alp ICT (Information and communication technologies cluster)
|CleantechAlps (Clean technologies cluster)||www.cleantech-alps.com|
The BioAlps cluster functions as a non-profit organisation, supported by the Cantons of Bern, Fribourg, Vaud, Neuchatel, Geneva, Valais, Jura and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO).