Zurich: A Life Sciences Hotspot
Thanks to its combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurship and innovation, financial strength, outstanding accessibility, and a healthy economy, Zurich is one of the leading centers of life sciences in Europe.
Notable academic achievements, high profile education programs, and the above-average quality of life render Zurich not only very competitive in the global market for talent, from students to professors, but also at the entrepreneurial level.
Outstanding academic success in the biomedical sciences serve as a motor for innovation in the biotech and medtech sectors. Joint activities of research organizations and private companies provide favorable conditions for young start-up companies. Synergies between academic institutions, industry, and the public sector in the Zurich area resulted in the foundation of the Life Science Zurich Business Network in 2011.