In 2013 the CTI (now Innosuisse) created a knowledge and technology transfer (KTT) initiative supporting eleven national thematic networks (NTNs) to further bring together companies and public research institutions in thematical areas which are particularly relevant to the Swiss economy.
The Swiss biotech and pharmaceutical industry, which plays a key role in the country's economy, is being strengthened with the creation of the NTN Swiss Biotech™ that merges activities of biotechnet Switzerland and the Swiss Biotech Association (SBA). This combination allows specific needs of SMEs from the SBA industry association and the biotechnet research network to be addressed in a more efficient and effective way. The academic network biotechnet Switzerland and the Swiss Biotech Association join forces to cover the entire value chain in life sciences from research to product development and marketing.
Swiss Biotech Association and biotechnet Switzerland have successfully implemented this program and receive funds to until end of 2018.
Please find below the most recent NTN Swiss Biotech publications: