International Networking Event Switzerland


MinacNed/FHI are preparing the fifth International Fact Finding and Match Making Trip.

In addition to the previous visits to Germany and Switzerland, MinacNed/FHI are organizing an international networking event September 11th till 13th, partly linked to the Basel Life Science Week.

The visit in 2016 was very successful. For Axxicon/Helvoet, one of the participating companies, it was the start for collaboration with a big diagnostic company.

The goal of the visit is to introduce Dutch companies to international companies and institutes, with a strong focus on R & D in Life Science and Pharmacy.

The Basel region is known as the Swiss pharma hub with over 25.000 employees. Besides the big companies as Roche and Novartis, there are hundreds of small and medium sized companies specialized in research and development for the pharmaceutical industry.

Because of it’s geographical location, Basel has strong ties with the South of Germany and North-East of France. Also Zurich with it’s important research centres like ETH Zurich and IBM Research is only a one hour drive away.

The networking event in September will be a meet-up with different international networks. In preparing the trip, we are supported by the people and companies we met during the previous visits, so we can mobilize the right network.  Click here for an overview of the companies who participated in the Match Making Event of 2016.


An overview of the event of Sept. 11th till 13th


11 sept:


Microfluidics Workshop at the Basel Life Science Week organized by CSEM, BaselArea Network and MinacNed/FHI

Click here for the programme of the workshop  



Networking dinner offered by the Netherlands Embassy in Switzerland


12 sept:


Microfluidics Match Making Event with one-0n-one meetings with possible partners.
Click here for an overview of all the participant.  
13 sept:


Company Visits to IBM Research en Mettler Toledo.



The companies that participate in the networking event profit from extra exposure in the networks of the Basel Life Science Week en the other partners. (CSEM, Dutch Embassy in Switzerland, BaselArea Network, microTEC Sudwest, EUresearch)
The participation fee is € 1.400 for MinacNed/FHI members and € 1.700 for non-members, including hotel  stay for three nights (10/11/12 sept). The flight is not included. You can register for the visit by returning the registration form (click here)


Possibility for  a contribution in the costs with a Mission Voucher of RVO
For Dutch companies it is possible to apply for a mission voucher of RVO to receive a contribution in the costs for the event.  For more information visit the website of RVO

If you have any questions regarding the networking event in Switzerland, please contact Susanne van Boxtel (project manager);