Zurich: a Life Sciences Hotspot

Thanks to a unique combination of scientific excellence, innovation, the promotion of start-up entrepreneurs, a healthy economy, and a strong financial center, Zurich is one of Europe’s leading centers for life sciences. Remarkable academic performance, high-quality education programs, and a good quality of life make Zurich highly competitive, not only in the global talent market but also at the entrepreneurial level.

Information/video: Interview Mario Jenni – Zürich Tourismus

Location-specific advantages

What the Zurich area offers:

  • Top-class universities and research institutions
  • A large number of innovative companies
  • An internationally-oriented economic location
  • Attractive tax rates, a liberal labor market, and political stability
  • A high level of availability of highly-qualified staff
  • Excellent quality of life
  • A multilingual and approachable local population
  • Excellent transport connections
  • A wide range of cultural facilities and dining options
  • The safest metropolitan area in the world

The town of Schlieren:

  • Innovative and dynamic town with urban character and plenty of green spaces
  • Affordable homes
  • A wide range of shopping options
  • International schools in Schlieren and the surrounding area
  • Sport and leisure facilities
  • Daycare centers
  • Close to Zurich Airport (20 minutes by car, 36 minutes by public transport)
  • Good transport connections by bus and train, and in future also by tram (Limmattalbahn tram project is in the planning phase)

Together with its collaborative partners and network partners, the Bio-Technopark provides advice and support for those who are setting up and developing companies in the life sciences. Contact