Swissbiolabs — where science meets business
Swissbiolabs wants to dynamize the Swiss city of Olten and its surroundings with new promising start-up companies. We thrive to achieve this by supporting start-up industries in the diagnostics area and by promoting their promising business ideas and talents. Our main focus is on industries and start-ups in the field of life sciences and E‑health.
Swissbiolabs is closely linked to the local as well as the cantonal business development associations. In addition, we are working with the University of Applied Sciences of North-West Switzerland, in particular the School of Life Sciences, and Swiss diagnostic and pharmaceutical industries.
Since our beginning, we have successfully helped promising start-ups in the diagnostics area to get direct contact with specialists from universities, industries, and venture capital.
Annually, we organize three events. They bring together young entrepreneurs and start-ups in the diagnostics area with representatives from universities, from diagnostic and pharmaceutical companies, and from venture capital.
Swissbiolabs — where scientists, entrepreneurs, economic experts, and investors meet and support knowledge transfer and entrepreneurship
“The Swissbiolab start-up day and the Swissbiolabs award helped BioReperia to be more visible in Switzerland. The day had a perfect mix of strategic people in pharma, regulatory affairs, and investors that we now have in our network. We since have expanded our market and started a Swiss entity in December 2019!”
Anna Fahlgren from BioReperia
Winner of the 2019 Swissbiolabs — where science meets business award
“Winning the Start-Up Challenge provided us visibility and valuable contacts in the sector.”
Peter Ruff from Exploris AG
Winner of the 2018 Swissbiolabs — where science meets business award.
“Swissbiolabs was the first startup competition we took part in. At the time we just had a fresh business idea and a first draft of Business Plan. We won the 1st award and suddenly everything accelerated! The PR and visibility that we received attracted coaches, investors, startup accelerators and many other stakeholders that have supported us all the way until now. Recently, we closed series A round including the investors we met in Olten in 2017.”
Danuta Cichocka from Resistell
Winner of the 2017 Swissbiolabs — where science meets business award.
“We met one of our current investors at the Swissbiolabs Start-Up Day in 2017. The unique part about Swissbiolabs is that it focuses on clinical diagnostics — an emerging but still largely neglected topic in healthcare. It brings together experts from universities, venture capital, industries, and other start-ups. A unique chance to enlarge your network, especially when it comes to funding innovation and reimbursing diagnostic applications”.
Peter Nestorov, founder and CEO at Scailyte AG
2nd of the 2017 Swissbiolabs — where science meets business award
In partnership with Basel Area Swiss we host three events per year. The Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day takes place annually in the city of Olten while additionally a topic-based side event is organised in Basel.
The next date for the Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day will be communicated soon!
Get to know the finalists of the Swissbiolabs Award, follow their fascinating presentations, and participate in discussions with representatives from industry and universities.
There are many reasons to apply for the Swissbiolabs Award 2021. The access to the Swissbiolabs jury, to the Swissbiolabs network, its sponsors and benefit from our expertise and support.
Learn more about the many advantages the Swissibolabs Community Event.
Present your idea and win the Swissbiolabs Award!
Take the chance and present your business idea at the Swiss Diagnostics Start-Up Day to an expert jury and investors and become a part of our diagnostics start-up accelerator. Every presented business idea will be rated by our expert jury. The best idea will be awarded the “Swissbiolabs Award 2021”.
Read the 5 reasons why you should attend the Swissbiolabs Award here.
Participate in the 5th Swissbiolabs Start-Up Day!
And become part of the Swissbiolabs network.
During the 5th Swissbiolabs Start-Up Day 2021, our expert jury will select the winners of the Swissbiolabs Award 2021. You will be able to meet start-ups and entrepreneurs at our tabletop exhibition. You will also be able to meet our experts and jury members during the coffee and lunch break as well as during the get-together.
Take advantage of the unique benefits of the Swissbiolbas accelerator!
The Swissbiolabs accelerator is unique. Its the only hub in Switzerland with a clear focus on innovative diagnostic products and projects. It is situated in the heart of Switzerland with perfect accessibility by train and car.
The accelerator is, in addition, part of a large network of experts in business development, research & development, regulatory affairs, legal, and finance.