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BioAlps 20 years

BioAlps celebrates its ecosystem's 20th anniversary

2001 | The University of Geneva, University of Lausanne and the EPFL identified the need to promote the excellence emanating from Western Switzerland’s Life Sciences' research institutions and the necessity for the latter to foster partnerships and synergies with the industrial network.

2003 | The BioAlps Association was founded by the thirteen academic institutions of Western Switzerland | BioAlps Members

2008 | The Regional Innovation System of Western Switzerland was created (RIS-SO | ARI-SO) and chose BioAlps Association as the sectoral platform to promote Life Sciences regionally, nationally and internationally.

Since these key founding milestones, the Association has built a strong diversified network and supported Western Switzerland based startups, SMEs, multinationals, academic institutions, research centres, media and governmental organisations active in the fields of biotech, medtech, pharma, digital health, nutrition and cosmetics encouraging synergies and growth.

As part of the celebrations, discover our new series of testimonials which highlights key Life Sciences actors who contribute to the success and development of our ecosystem.

All articles are published on our News page.

The BioAlps community’s strength in the face of COVID-19

Discover the list of our region's key COVID-19 player's and their testimonials on the dedicated page.

BioAlps key figures :

Research & Academic


Public Institutions & Innovation Parks

Life Sciences students



Appointment of a new Full Professor at HEIG-VD

Underlines the ambition of the HEIG-VD to pursue its development in management applied to the health sector, both in the field of education and research

HealthCare Konnect

Deep Bio and HealthCare Konnect | Improving cancer diagnosis

Deep Bio and HealthCare Konnect (HCK) partner to improve cancer diagnosis in Switzerland and North Africa   On 18 October…

OM Pharma

BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | OM Pharma

Investing, innovating and hiring in Switzerland to prevent infection worldwide   We are pleased to share with you our new…


BioAlps | 20 years of innovation | Debiopharm

Debiopharm | We develop for patients   We are pleased to share with you our new testimonial series as part…



BioFIT 2021

BioFIT | Partnering event for early-stage Life Sciences innovation   The event will take place online from 7 to 9…



MedFIT | Partnering event for innovation in Medtech, Diagnostics and Digital Health sectors   The event will take place online…

Tech4Eva Conference

Tech4Eva Conference

Tech4Eva Conference | The State of the Art of Femtech by Experts & Tech4Eva Founders   The event will be…

Swiss Accelerators' Showcase

Second Annual Swiss Accelerators’ Showcase

Save the Date | Swiss Accelerators Showcase is back!   The event, organised by the EPFL Innovation Park – La…

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