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A Co-Working Space Designed for you at the Epicenter of Europe's Largest Life Sciences and Biotech Cluster

What is iCITY?

iCITY is an initiative that serves as a central hub for the life sciences and biotechnology. Located in Basel offers over 5'000 m2 of furnished and equipped laboratory and office space for companies, start-ups and researchers. In addition, we aim to promote a sustainable and inclusive biotech ecosystem by creating co-labs and private labs with shared resources. This helps startups overcome funding challenges during their crucial first four years.

iCITY was developed with a different goal in mind than simply creating another workspace. Its purpose is to foster curiosity and cultivate an environment where scientific innovation can thrive, free from hierarchical and bureaucratic barriers. Supporting high-impact scientific endeavour is at the heart of our mission.  

Our Mission

Embarking on the path of establishing a biotech company is a challenging undertaking. It requires a significant allocation of limited resources, including skilled personnel and financial capital, to drive scientific breakthroughs and build a thriving enterprise. However, we strongly believe that the initial funding, time, and effort should not be invested in constructing a laboratory infrastructure. Engaging in supplier negotiations, navigating lengthy equipment procurement processes, obtaining necessary permits, shouldering financial risks tied to long-term leases, and handling various other tasks should not detract us from focusing on scientific advancements and business expansion.

Why Choose Basel?

An exceptional density of global research institutions in a small yet highly connected area is the hotbed of an ongoing interchange between researchers from different disciplines, corporates and startups. This ecosystem is a recognized strategic advantage.

In the greater region Basel companies find the most advanced end to end Pharma & Biotech cluster in Europe. The geographical proximity of two, top five HLS corporations in the world and the highest density of renowned research institutes is unique. This is the backbone for interdisciplinary exchange between, professionals, specialists, startups, spinoffs, research, universities, and corporates.

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