Steering committee

The Steering Committee is a working group of representatives from various stakeholder in Switzerland. It aims to support the biotech industry in Switzerland by publishing the Swiss Biotech Report every year. Its members are:

biotechnet, Muttenz

biotechnet Switzerland is the network of Swiss and Austrian Universities of Applied Sciences (FHNW, HES-SO, ZHAW, MCI), the research institution CSEM, the Swiss Center for Regenerative Medicine at the University Hospital and University Zurich and the Competence Center Personalized Medicine UZH/ETH. It is the one-stop shop for innovation in technology where companies, especially small and medium-sized ones, can easily access relevant specialists for their development work. For further information visit

Prof. Dr. Laura Suter-Dick
T +41 61 228 56 59

Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property is the official government body for intellectual property rights in Switzerland and is responsible for examining, granting and administering these rights. The Institute’s services also include training courses on various aspects of intellectual property and tailor-made searches for trademarks and patent information, including strategic patent analyses involving patent quality parameters. For further information visit

Dr. Christian Moser Nikles
T +41 31 377 73 61


Innosuisse is the Swiss Innovation Promotion Agency. It is a federal entity under public law with a separate legal personality. Innosuisse’s role is to promote science-based innovation in the interests of industry and society in Switzerland. For further information visit,,,

Johanne Stettler

Ernst & Young Ltd.

The global EY organization is a leader in assurance, tax, transaction, legal and advisory services. We leverage our experience, knowledge and services to help build trust and confidence in the financial markets and in economies all over the world. We are ideally equipped for this task – with well trained employees, strong teams, excellent services and outstanding client relations. Our global mission is to drive progress and make a difference by building a better working world – for our people, for our clients and for our communities. EY’s organization is represented in Switzerland by Ernst & Young Ltd, Basel, with ten offices across Switzerland. For further information visit

Jürg Zürcher
T +41 58 286 84 03

Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important Swiss agency promoting scientific research. As mandated by the Swiss Federal Government, SNSF supports all basic research in all scientific disciplines, from philosophy and biology to the nanosciences and medicine. The best applicants are funded to the tune of over CHF 900 million each year. The SNSF support over 3,000 projects involving close to 15,000 researchers annually. For more information visit

Florian Fisch
T. +41 31 308 23 75


scienceindustries supports some 250 member companies by fostering an innovation-friendly environment in Switzerland, a competitive production and business framework, attractive market conditions and by facilitating worldwide market access. For further information visit

Dr. Jan Lucht
T +41 44 368 17 63

SIX Swiss Exchange AG

SIX Swiss Exchange is one of the most important European stock exchanges. It offers outstanding liquidity in trading of Swiss securities and connects companies from around the world with international investors and trading participants. As a self-regulated exchange, it is able to provide particularly market-friendly conditions for listing and trading in Swiss and foreign equities, bonds, ETFs, ETPs, funds, and structured products. SIX Swiss Exchange multiplies the locational advantages of the Swiss financial center with first-class services and is an ideal listing location for companies of every origin, size and sector. It operates its own range of indices, which includes the SMI®, Switzerland’s most important equity index. For further information visit

Christian Fehr
T +41 58 399 29 41

Swiss Biotech Association

The Swiss Biotech Association (SBA) was founded in March 1998. Today more than 220 companies represent the national association. SBA is the industry association of small and medium-sized enterprises active in all areas of biotechnology as well as a highly respected networking platform for the multinational companies active in the sector. 

Dr. Michael Altorfer
+41 44 455 56 78

Switzerland Global Enterprise

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) works all over the world to support entrepreneurs and promote Switzerland as a business location. In its role as a center of excellence for internationalization the agency’s mission is to foster exports, imports and investments, to help clients develop new potential for their international businesses and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. S-GE, with a global network of experienced advisers and experts, is a strong and trusted partner for its clients, the cantons and the Swiss government. For further information visit

Sirpa Tsimal
+41 44 365 54 55