Collaborations with business partners open up many opportunities to research-intensive institutions. The University of Basel therefore promotes the transfer of knowledge from research findings to products and services through various avenues.
As an important interface with the business world, Unitectra is a technology transfer organization that includes the Universities of Basel, Bern and Zurich. unitectra helps researchers transfer their research findings (evaluation of inventions, intellectual property rights/patents, licensing, founding companies and spin-offs) into business and assists with the negotiation of research contracts.
The Basel Inkubator is open to researchers at the University of Basel and the University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland who would like to found a spin-off company. Workspaces in open offices, private offices or biological/chemical labs with basic equipment can be rented under favorable terms. In addition, the Basel Inkubator offers a coaching service.