Innovation is the most important driver of economic growth and of maintaining international competitiveness. In this context, the translation of innovation into economic and employment value is vital. From the outset, Campus Biotech has, in various ways, reflected this, providing outreach initiatives, community-based services and more. So, while a part of the building is reserved for the industrial world, the Campus Biotech Innovation Park hosts start-ups, while the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering is an essential part of the Campus Biotech ecosystem, playing the role of an accelerator for innovative ideas and a catalyst for the transfer of technology from research to industry in the field of neurotechnologies.
By supporting this translational aspect, Campus Biotech helps researchers transform their work into products and companies take advantage of the technologies that result. Thus, Campus Biotech represents a unique opportunity to position the Lake Geneva region and Switzerland at the forefront of innovation through concrete, transformative accomplishments in the fields of neuroscience and digital health, both of which are sources of new products and solutions that have economic and employment value.
Enterprises and start-ups contribute to this new ecosystem
Spaces are reserved for the accommodation and promotion of companies related to applied research carried out at Campus Biotech or which take advantage of the critical mass present on the site. There is also a space operated by the Hôpitaux Universitaires Genevois (HUG), which further reinforces Campus Biotech’s translational focus.
The presence on the Campus Biotech site of this scientific and industrial community contributes to the strengthening of the Health Valley, our world class community and to positioning the region at the forefront of research and development in the field of life sciences.
Campus Biotech Innovation Park (CBIP) CBIP Mission
Based in Geneva, the Campus Biotech Innovation Park (CBIP) brings together the region's leading life science expertise in research, innovation and entrepreneurship. CBIP's mission is to support entrepreneurs who develop innovative products or services with an economic and social impact on a global scale, while advancing the life sciences sector in the Lake Geneva region.
CBIP is a partnership between Campus Biotech, Eclosion Foundation, EPFL Innovation Park Foundation and FONGIT (Geneva Foundation for Technological Innovation). CBIP provides entrepreneurs and project managers with high-performance logistics support that complements the Campus Biotech ecosystem.
This new life sciences innovation centre enables entrepreneurs and start-ups - active in the fields of biotech, medtech and e-health - to benefit from the proximity of a complete, integrated ecosystem of excellence.
The Biotech Innovation Park Campus also hosts Geneus.ch, the first innovative initiator in the field of life sciences. Geneus intervenes in the life of an entrepreneur from the beginning. In fact, over a period of up to 12 months, the Geneus "protected start-ups” will be supported both in the initiation and in the development of their projects, until they are mature enough to reach the stage of incubation with the Eclosion Foundation and FONGIT at CBIP.
By unifying the strengths of the best players in research and entrepreneurship - Campus Biotech, Eclosion, EPFL Innovation Park and FONGIT - Campus Biotech Innovation Park has become a recognized center for innovation in life sciences with international fame.
The mission of Campus Biotech Innovation Park is to support entrepreneurs active in the life sciences field, helping them to develop their research into promising and sustainable start-ups. CBIP is located on the site of Campus Biotech and offers prestigious facilities including furnished offices and a co-working space adapted to the start-ups needs.
You can find the list of CBIP start-ups by following this link: https://www.epfl-innovationpark.ch/community/companies/campus-biotech/