Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva (FCBG)
The Fondation Campus Biotech Genève (FCBG), a non-profit organisation, was created on December 5, 2013 by EPFL, UNIGE and the canton of Geneva to manage the academic, clinical and entrepreneurial entities in Campus Biotech, to host and support the research groups, to provide financing, and to operate shared support platforms.
Structure and organisation
To manage the research and development activities, EPFL, UNIGE and the state of Geneva created, in 2013, the "Fondation Campus Biotech Geneva" ("FCBG").
FCBG manages the Sécheron site, hosts and supports research groups, provides financing and operates the shared support platforms.
Among others, FCBG is home to the Wyss Center Foundation that acts as the "translational" lever for the research community that encompasses the two foundations.
A new model
Campus Biotech is not simply a grouping of individuals and institutes, but rather a new ecosystem based upon an interdisciplinary approach to life sciences within a translational perspective.
In this context, the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering, an interdisciplinary research centre, plays a central role:
- By promoting the development of ground-breaking innovations in response to new challenges in the area of health; and,
- by speeding up the passage from discovery through to clinical application and launch of new solutions and products.
Companies and start-ups contribute to this new ecosystem
Space is reserved for accommodating and supporting companies that are linked to the applied research performed on Campus Biotech or that will benefit from the critical mass present on the site.
Finally, an area under the responsibility of Geneva University Hospitals (HUG) rounds off this construction and reinforces the translational dimension of Campus Biotech.
The presence of this scientific and industrial community at Campus Biotech site helps to strengthen Health Valley, the world class community, and to position the region at the forefront of research and development within the life sciences field.