Contact points for Companies

Do you want to start a company? Is your company interested in making Basel its home? Or, if you are already an established company, are you looking for new business premises or somewhere to build? Basel-Stadt offers everything a company needs for it to develop, whether it's a start-up, a research centre or company headquarters. Here you will find personal support and information which is unhampered by bureaucracy!

The Hammering Man at Aeschenplatz.
The Hammering Man at Aeschenplatz.

The Economic Development Unit of the Canton of Basel-Stadt

The Canton of Basel-Stadt makes an active contribution to ensuring that companies based in the city can achieve enhanced added value and improve employment at all levels. In order to achieve these objectives, the canton operates a system of corporate care and offers customised services.

  • The government meets the management teams of major city-based companies for regular discussions on the important topics of the day. Information gained in this way directly feeds into the configuration of the economic framework for business.
  • The first port of call for companies in the canton is the Economic Development Office of the Canton of Basel-Stadt. Acting as a link between companies, the real estate sector and the government, the services of the Economic Development Office include assistance for companies in the Canton of Basel-Stadt in their search for suitable properties for offices, laboratories or additional premises. A range of promotional programmes support the growth of companies in the city.
  • The Basel-Stadt Trade Association, the Basel Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Basel Employers’ Association assist their members with a range of services.

Basel Area Business & Innovation

In order to promote innovation and the economic development of the cantons of Basel-Stadt, Basel-Landschaft and Jura, Basel Area Business & Innovation supports company founders and companies from Switzerland and abroad in the implementation of their innovation and business projects in the Basel Region. Foreign companies receive expert advice throughout the entire relocation process (evaluation, site selection, site visit and business development). Startups and companies receive a range of assistance, from the initial market evaluation to support initiatives to targeted introductions to potential business partners.

Using a network of over 8,500 decision-makers, innovators, experts and multipliers, Basel Area Business & Innovation enables its clients to take advantage of very selective access to knowledge and specialised know-how. The organisation offers services in three areas:

Technologiepark Basel

The Technologiepark Basel, sponsored by the Canton of Basel-Stadt and located in the Stücki Business Park, offers innovative, early-stage companies office and laboratory facilities at attractive conditions along with a shared infrastructure they can use plus a range of services. These include a staffed reception area, a network and phone services as well as well-equipped wash-rooms and equipment rooms. The innovative startups from a number of technology areas (pharma, biotech, nanotech, chemicals, clean tech and ICT) are able to conduct their research and exchange ideas in an entrepreneurial environment.