WHAT DOES TECHNOLOGIEPARK BASEL DO?
We support start-ups from high-tech industries such as life sciences, biotechnology, cleantech, IT and communication technology during the formation and growth phases. We provide the space and infrastructure that start-ups need at fair conditions. They also receive first-class advice and assistance from us to increase their chances of becoming established on the market.
WHY DID TECHNOLOGIEPARK BASEL CHOOSE STÜCKI PARK AS ITS LOCATION?
We took our time and assessed many buildings over a four-year period. We eventually decided that we didn’t want to move into a historic area, but instead to a new and prestigious location. This has the advantage that the site has not been already branded by an image of the previous owners. And the conditions for expansion are usually better in new buildings. Stücki Park was exactly what we were looking for. There is a real buzz about the place. The building technology and structures are of a very high standard. The premises also offers ideal conditions for companies from technology sectors such as life sciences, and for laboratories in particular.
IS IT IMPORTANT FOR TECHNOLOGIEPARK BASEL TO BE BASED IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH SHOPS, DAYCARE CENTRE, GYM, FOOD OUTLETS AND A HOTEL?
The varied environment makes a considerable contribution to the creative climate. People working at start-ups and in research tend to be very focused on the job at hand. It is therefore very helpful to them if everything they need to organise their day-to-day work can be found in the immediate vicinity.
WHICH OTHER LOCATIONAL FACTORS WERE IMPORTANT?
Stücki Park is situated very close to the motorway and the airport. This is a major advantage for international companies. The proximity to Germany and France is also important, because the labour market in the border triangle extends beyond the borders.
WHICH STRUCTURAL AND CONTRACTUAL CONSIDERATIONS INFLUENCED THE CHOICE OF LOCATION?
The buildings at Stücki Park are very flexible. The premises can be expanded and adapted in line with the tenants’ requirements. We also value the fact that there is enough space for Technologiepark Basel and the companies based here to grow. The contracts are highly flexible: companies can rent space when they actually need it rather than on a permanent basis, which tends to be expensive.
ARE THERE SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE TENANTS AT TECHNOLOGIEPARK BASEL?
Yes, definitely. This was one of the basic ideas that led to the foundation of the technology park. The spatial proximity, the shared kitchen, etc., make it easier for tenants to interact and share their experiences, be it on specialist issues or on start-up financing. This interaction seems to work well here and is often very helpful.
WHAT SERVICES DO YOU OFFER YOUR TENANTS?
We offer a communal reception area. Our auditorium can be used by anyone for events, presentations, etc. Cleaning, lab maintenance, waste disposal, mail and facility management are also handled centrally.
CAN THE TENANTS IN STÜCKI PARK ALSO BENEFIT FROM THIS?
Generally speaking, yes. We offer bundled services tailored to requirements, all at typical market rates.
DOES THE PROXIMITY TO TECHNOLOGIEPARK BASEL BENEFIT STÜCKI PARK TENANTS IN OTHER WAYS?
I think that soon the companies will all be interacting in one way or another. This interaction will benefit everyone. Another advantage is that Stücki Park already has a positive image due to our ties with the whole region.
WHAT OTHER COMPANIES/INDUSTRIES WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE AT STÜCKI PARK?
We are particularly interested in high-tech companies at the cutting edge of research – such as those operating in the fields of life sciences, nanotechnology, biotechnology and IT. Providers of complementary services, such as specialist law firms and finance experts, are also of interest.