Our Partners

  • «Fankhauser Architektur has created a flagship building, ‘the pioneer’ (building 1) that will become the emblem of the uptownBasel innovation campus. Load-bearing steel beams are replicated on the facade as the stylistic hallmark of the latest generation of industrial architecture in the Basel region. And where you can’t go out, you must go up. Functions are stacked on top of each other, with manufacturing below and research and development upstairs. Between the two are the building’s technical infrastructures. In today’s highly competitive markets, customer focus gives you a decisive edge. The way in which humans interact with the built environment is becoming a clear differentiator in the fight for talent. After all, success stories are not written in isolation. The ability to network and to collaborate is a key skill in the new world of employment. Fankhauser Arealentwicklungen based the entire concept for uptownBasel on innovative, cooperative ways of working.»

    Hans-Jörg Fankhauser, Fankhauser Arealentwicklungen

  • «QAI Ventures is the global startup investment fund and accelerator in partnership with the QuantumBasel ecosystem. Driven by the conviction that it takes ecosystems to develop technologies, QAI Ventures’ offering includes besides investments up to CHF 2 million, 1:1 mentoring for startups, provision of quantum infrastructure and services, and linkage to a large corporate partner network.»

    Alexandra Beckstein, QAI Ventures AG, CEO

  • «Plug and Play is the leading innovation platform connecting startups, enterprises, venture capital firms, universities and government agencies. We are headquartered in Silicon Valley and have a presence in over 50 locations on 5 continents. We offer corporate innovation programs and support our corporate partners at every stage of their innovation journey, from education to execution. We also organize startup acceleration programs and have built our own VC to drive innovation across multiple industries where we have invested in hundreds of successful companies including Dropbox, Guardant Health, Honey, Lending Club, N26, PayPal and Rappi. uptownBasel is perfectly suited as a European hub for innovation: its location in the border triangle (Switzerland, Germany, France), its industrial tradition and expertise, and its outstanding academic institutions provide the ideal foundation to become the leading open innovation platform. The opportunities to collaborate with world-leading companies as well as the possibility to make smart investments in a stable economy will be a strong incentive for top tech startups to come to uptownBasel.»

    Samuel Ward, Plug and Play, Head of Office Basel & Zürich


  • «Basel Area Business & Innovation is the agency for location promotion and innovation support that helps companies, institutions and startups to be successful in the Basel Area. uptownBasel is making an important contribution to strengthening the future-oriented ecosystem consisting of life sciences, healthcare industry and production technology. In addition, uptownBasel expands the range of attractive workplaces for startups and established companies, which Basel Area Business & Innovation very much welcomes.»

    Christof Klöpper, Basel Area Business & Innovation, CEO

  • «Be-digital basel – an initiative of the Handelskammer beider Basel – gives ICT entrepreneurs in the region more visibility, connects ICT providers and users with each other, offers opportunities for exchange and further education and supports companies individually in their digital transformation.»

    Deborah Strub, Head of Department Clusters & Initiatives | Executive Board Member Handelskammer beider Basel

  • «Information – the most important value of the digital future: Today, service-security and availability, real-time with unlimited bandwidths, positioning themselves as the most important advantages beside working skills, accessibility and local attractiveness. For sure, the service diversity of a provider with modern IT platforms, communication networking, secure data storage locations are part of a modern building infrastructure, definitely central performance feature in Industry 4.0. NorthC offers this in the full extent.»

    Frank Zachmann, NorthC, Managing Director DACH