2021 edition

Released on April 20, 2021

2020 edition

Released on April 21, 2020

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 Switzerland is the network of Universities of Applied Sciences, Universities and Research and Technology Organizations organized in 10 thematic platforms. As such, it represents an excellent means to channel access to a wide variety of competencies in biotechnology to support the biotech industry.



EY is a global leader in assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over. Our Global Life Sciences Sector brings together a worldwide network of 15,000 sector- focused professionals to anticipate trends, identify their implications and help our clients create competitive advantage.



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.



scienceindustries is the Swiss business association of chemistry, pharma and life sciences. It supports some 250 member companies: fostering an innovation-friendly environment in Switzerland, creating a competitive production and business framework, enabling attractive market conditions, and facilitating worldwide market access.


Swiss Academy of Engineering Sciences

SATW is a network of engineering experts contributing to the progress and competitiveness of the Swiss economy. Positioning Switzerland in a leading role is one of the key goals of the academy, and we work to identify promising technologies and assemble the best experts to foster innovation. SATW is also the leading organization for encouraging young women to pursue a career in a technical field.


Swiss Biotech Association

The Swiss Biotech Association represents the interests of the Swiss biotech industry since 1998. To support its members in a competitive market, the Swiss Biotech Association works to secure favorable framework conditions and facilitate access to talents, novel technologies and financial resources. To strengthen and promote the Swiss biotech industry, the Swiss Biotech Association also collaborates with numerous partners and life science clusters globally under the brand Swiss Biotech™️.

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.


Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)

The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF) is the most important agency promoting scientific research in Switzerland. As mandated by the Swiss Federal Government, the SNSF supports 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 900M each year. The SNSF supports over 6,000 projects involving more than 16,000 researchers annually.


SIX Swiss Exchange

The Swiss Stock Exchange combines the dynamism of Europe’s 4th biggest stock exchange with the stability and reliability of one of the industry’s most respected post-trade service providers. The Swiss Stock Exchange blends the geographical advantages of the Swiss financial center with first- class services making it an ideal listing location for companies of every origin, size and sector. The Swiss Stock Exchange is part of SIX, which offers comprehensive services in the areas of securities trading, clearing and settlement as well as financial information and banking services.


Switzerland Global Enterprise

Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE) is mandated by the Swiss government for export and investment promotion. In its role as a center of excellence for internationalization, its mission is to help Swiss SMEs develop new potential for their international business and to strengthen Switzerland as an economic hub. S-GE assists foreign companies in evaluating Switzerland as a business and technology location, and together with its cantonal partners helps companies during the entire site selection and incorporation process.