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Workshop on academic industry collaborations in the Basel Area

In the Basel Area in Northwestern Switzerland you find one of the highest density clusters in life sciences, nanotechnology, quantum technologies, humanities, and sustainability.

This wealth of innovation potential cuts across private and public sectors, with globally renowned multinational enterprises, cutting-edge small and medium sized companies as well as the University of Basel, the School of Life Sciences FHNW, and the Biosystems Science and Engineering Department of the ETH.

Imagine what you could achieve more easily and faster if you knew what skills and facilities are available to you? We aim to facilitate innovation collaborations in the Basel Area across life sciences and technology by fostering low-threshold opportunities for cross-disciplinary exchange. This new workshop series aims to bring together Basel Area companies of all sizes and researchers from the Basel academic innovation network, creating productive interfaces, joint projects and inter-disciplinary collaborations to innovate faster, better.

Researchers will get access to an expanded collaboration network, potential collaborations and use-inspired research. Company scientists and executives will get access to the local academic talent pool and cutting-edge skills and technologies to jointly tackle critical challenges. Participants will get a chance to meet potential collaborators, an understanding of our region´s innovation landscape and insights into innovation opportunities. The first workshop starts with an ongoing highlight project, KOKORO, that builds nano-structured cellulose for 3D in vitro heart models.

Datum und Zeit

23.09.2020 17:00 - 18:30 iCal

Veranstaltet durch

Hochschule für Life Sciences
Institut für Medizintechnik und Medizininformatik

Basel Area Business & Innovation Dufourstrasse 11 4010 Basel, Switzerland

Event Sprache




How you can get connected with innovation collaboration opportunities at local universities?
Doug Haggstrom, Basel Area Business & Innovation
Alessandro Mazzetti, University of Basel
Andrea Huber Brösamle, D-BSSE
Johannes Mosbacher, School of Life Sciences FHNW


KOKORO Case Study
A 3-partner-collaboration between Omya, University of Basel and the School of Life Sciences FHNW to establish an innovative in-vitro heart model: what worked and what did we learn about collaboration?
Gabriela Melo Rodriguez and Joachim Schölkopf, OMYA
Maurizio Gullo, School of Life Sciences FHNW
Andrea Banfi, University Basel

17:50Breakout sessions
Learn and discuss more about the Kokoro Case Study.
How to get a collaboration going and which infrastructure, skills and brains do we have?
18:20Wrap-up and outlook on future workshops

Hochschule für Life Sciences FHNW

Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW Hochschule für Life Sciences Hofackerstrasse 30 4132 Muttenz
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