uptownBasel – the 70,000 square meter new international centre of excellence for Industry 4.0


  • Press release Plug and Play: Opening of the first innovation platform in Switzerland in uptownBasel

    Plug and Play, the world’s largest innovation enabler, is pleased to announce the launch of its new open innovation platform in Basel, Switzerland, in collaboration with its first founding partner, uptownBasel.

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  • Axians presents its new SOC in uptownBasel

    Axians invited the public to a pre-opening tour of its new and updated Security Operations Centre at uptownBasel in Arlesheim. The talk was all about the new location and the international partnership between Axians and its clients.

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  • New addition to uptownBasel – Straumann invests in Arlesheim

    The Basel medical technology group is investing CHF 18 million in a new Technology and Innovation Centre on the former Schoren site. The Group’s head office will remain in Basel.

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  • A warm welcome to Bouygues Energies & Services – our first tenant!

    We opened our Innovations Campus on the 26th of July with Bouygues Energies & Services as our first tenant. After three years of preparation and two-and-a-half years of construction, the first building was ready to move into. Here are a few impressions of our first day.

  • Press release, 26 July 2021

    uptownBasel has welcomed its first tenants– around 190 employees of Bouygues Energies & Services Schweiz AG.

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  • uptownBasel and Swissmem enter into Gold Partnership

    We are pleased to have signed a six-year partnership agreement with Swissmem. In the coming years, the innovation campus uptownBasel in Arlesheim will act as a gold partner and sponsor in the preparations for the World Skills championship.
    Read Eugen Albisser’s fascinating article about uptownBasel on the magazine of Technik und Wissen – the trade magazine for the industry.

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  • Industry 4.0

    Industry 4.0 – explained by Swissmem, the association of Swiss mechanical, electrical and metalworking industries, and related technology-oriented sectors.

  • Swissbau 2020 – a huge success!

    At the Swissbau Innovation Lab, uptownBasel provided the ideas laboratory for the partner teams, which came together in a collaborative atmosphere to develop new approaches and ideas.
    Find out more in the making-of video.

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  • SRF on innovative collaboration

    An innovative solution should increase safe distances on building sites. The Co-Creation LAB at the uptownBasel campus responded swiftly to the COVID 19 crisis and developed its own product. The prototype will soon be production-ready.

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  • Construction begins on Building 1

    A new centre of excellence for Industry 4.0 is to be built on the old industrial site on Schorenweg in Arlesheim. Scheduled to take several years, construction on the first large building began on the 26th of March 2019.

  • Media conference of 26 September 2016

    Media conference of the 26th of September 2016 with Thomas Weber, President of the Cantonal Council Arlesheim (BL), Schoren site.

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  • Media conference of 7 June 2019

    The official uptownBasel foundation stone was laid with the cantonal government of Basel-Landschaft as part of the media conference.

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