For private industry
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.
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.
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
DescriptionHans-Florian Zeilhofer University of Basel President's Office Innovation Gewerbestrasse 24
Switzerland Tel. +41 61 207 60 45 SEND EMAIL
Christian Elias Schneider
Head Innovation & Entrepreneurship
DescriptionChristian Elias Schneider University of Basel President's Office Innovation Petersgraben 35
Switzerland Tel. +41 61 207 58 72 Cell +41 79 429 23 39 SEND EMAIL
Manager Innovation Alliances
DescriptionAlessandro Mazzetti University of Basel President's Office Innovation Petersgraben 35
Switzerland Tel. +41 61 207 60 27 SEND EMAIL