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University of Basel

For private industry

Innovation Industry
The DENACAM 3D navigation system for implantology of the start-up mininavident AG

Groundbreaking innovations often emerge within the context of partnerships between the university and private partners. The University of Basel already enjoys strong links with private industry, especially in the areas of the life sciences and medtech.

Research cooperation and public-private partnerships already take place on an individual basis or in the context of networks. Examples include the Stem Cell Center of Competence, the Neuroscience Network, the flagship project MIRACLE at the Department of Biomedical Engineering or the Day.One platform for precision medicine.

Innovation Industry
AOT’s CARLO® robot © AOT

The University of Basel’s Innovation Office promotes contact and the exchange of ideas between researchers and industry partners. Within this context, the university holds the annual Innovation Day event as a forum for the exchange of ideas between university researchers and spin-offs on the one hand and private partners on the other.

In addition, the University of Basel is always happy to bring private partners and researchers from the university together in “Industry Circles” to discuss the latest research findings and trends, as well as visions for potential partnerships.


Unitectra is responsible for negotiating research partnerships and other contracts with private industry on behalf of the University of Basel. In addition, Unitectra licenses intellectual property (IP) of the University to private partners.

Other partners

Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area, of which the university’s Department of Biomedical Engineering is a resident, presents an additional platform for partnerships with industry. In addition, the university
collaborates with BaselArea.swiss and Basel Chamber of Commerce on a project basis in the area of innovation.

  • Prof. Dr. Hans-Florian Zeilhofer

    Associate Vice President Innovation

    Portrait Professor Hans-Florian Zeilhofer
    University of Basel President's Office Innovation Gewerbestrasse 24
    4123 Allschwil
    Tel. +41 61 207 60 45
  • Christian Elias Schneider

    Head Innovation & Entrepreneurship

    Christian Elias Schneider
    University of Basel President's Office Innovation Petersgraben 35
    4001 Basel
    Tel. +41 61 207 58 72 Cell +41 79 429 23 39
  • Alessandro Mazzetti

    Manager Innovation Alliances

    Alessandro Mazzetti
    University of Basel President's Office Innovation Petersgraben 35
    4001 Basel
    Tel. +41 61 207 60 27
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