Zurich: a Fertile Breeding Ground for Life Sciences Conventions
Since the beginning of the new millennium, the life sciences sector in Canton Zurich has been booming like no other, and with annual growth rates of over 8 percent it is flourishing to an above-average degree, both nationally and internationally.
The recipe of success: in Zurich’s life sciences cluster, academic excellence and innovation come together with entrepreneurial spirit and financial strength. Support initiatives such as the Bio-Technopark Schlieren help spin-offs from Zurich’s renowned universities to achieve a breakthrough – and with it prosperity for the life sciences hub.
In addition to internationally active, dynamic SMUs, various global players are also among the over 1,000 life sciences companies that are domiciled in the business location Zurich. Besides biotech and pharma, medical technology is particularly strongly represented in Zurich.
A first-class and multifaceted convention infrastructure, an airport with excellent connections all over the world, and the close vicinity of the Swiss mountains and lakes all contribute towards lively industry meetings in Zurich.