This year’s report discusses the increasing levels of complexity in the field of biotechnology. And it explains how this is driving exciting change in the Swiss biotechnology sector. The take ranges from the insights of an evolutionary biologist to news of the latest programs and institutions.
Switzerland’s success in biotechnology relies on the diversity
of its knowledge networks in research, industry, finance and industry development. They are vital because the advances in science and technology is making the study of complex living organism exponentially more complex.
To live with and benefit from this complexity is the great challenge and opportunity moving forward. So it is essential for a successful biotechnology ecosystem to find the right answers, to develop promising strategies and to have insight and clarity of vision. The Swiss biotechnology sector has the best requirements to transform this complexity, as an enabler for innovation and digitisation, into economic growth – also, because Switzerland is working hard to stay an ideal base for biotechnology businesses.
Johann N. Schneider-Ammann
Federal Councillor of the Swiss Confederation