No. 7 - April 2017

Dear Reader,

Precision Medicine is currently a hot topic and has rapidly gained traction in Basel. Precision Medicine involves a plethora of different industry expertise and is not defined by only one single player, but is rather a collaboration between different stakeholders from the life sciences industry, from information technology, as well as from hospitals and universities. Since life sciences companies play a key role in Basel’s economy, the Canton of Basel-Stadt is fully committed to actively promote this initiative: Hear first-hand about the successful launch of the „DayOne“ initiative.

At the beginning of 2017, Swiss Prime Site announced a large investment in Basel North at the „Stücki-Areal”. The new development will be situated between the Science Park and the shopping mall Stücki, and is made up of four “finger docks” with each two lab and office buildings. Why did Swiss Prime Site choose to further invest in Basel? Read our interview with Anastasius Tschopp, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Prime Site.

„Zurich meets Basel” is an exclusive event and will be held on June 15th 2017. Topic of the event is the technological transformation of the financial industry with a focus on blockchain technologies and virtual currencies.

These are just a few of the many highlights of this newsletter edition. We are looking forward to your feedback, and hope you enjoy the read.

Samuel Hess
Member of the Management Board
Office of Economy and Labour AWA
Canton of Basel-Stadt

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Economic Development

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Precision Medicine: DayOne initiative officially launched

The DayOne initiative aims to solidify Basel’s front-runner position in the next phase of life sciences. Increasing digitalization in healthcare will not only disrupt the industry, but it also has large potential for the location Basel.

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Interview with Anastasius Tschopp, Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG

Swiss Prime Site expands the “Stücki Areal“ further. Interview with Anastasius Tschopp, Head Portfolio Management, Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Prime Site Immobilien AG.

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Switzerland Innovation Park Basel Area: Strong funding body, new offerings

A new milestone was achieved in the development of the regional Innovation Park at the end of January.

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„Spotlight on the administration“ at apparel company Tally Weijl

The Canton of Basel-Stadt and Tally Weijl: interaction and networking - totally

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„Zürich meets Basel“ June 15th 2017, 4pm – 6pm, Hotel Radisson Blu, Basel

Do you want to learn more about the basics of one of the major new technologies like blockchain? What are the applications in the finance industry for blockchain technologies? Industry experts will discuss these and other questions at this year’s „Zurich meets Basel“ event.

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More Topics

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Unemployment over the course of the year

Typically, unemployment rates are highest in January and lowest in July in the Canton of Basel-Stadt.

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New „Guest tax“ law is more than a face-lift

The law to collect a guest tax is truly antique. It originated from the year 1942 and during the Second World War it was a supplemental revenue stream for tourism promotion. Much has changed over the last 75 years and the change continues to this day in the tourism industry. That is why the new guest tax law is more than a face-lift...

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Event Outlook

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25th April 2017 - Precision Medicine: “How AI is changing healthcare from R&D to healthcare delivery”

There is currently tremendous hype and interest in Artificial Intelligence (AI) with things like speech recognition and self-driving cars. The technology has also reached Healthcare with applications in radiology and patient triage amongst others.

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May 3rd 2017 – Award ceremony for the “Basler Sozialpreis” („Social Impact in Business Award Basel“)

“Basler Sozialpreis” (“Social Impact in Business Award Basel”), Invitation to the Award Ceremony, May 3rd 2017.

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„Zürich meets Basel“ June 15th 2017, 4pm – 6pm, Hotel Radisson Blu, Basel

Do you want to learn more about the basics of one of the major new technologies like blockchain? What are the applications in the finance industry for blockchain technologies? Industry experts will discuss these and other questions at this year’s „Zurich meets Basel“ event.

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