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About Campus Biotech

Campus Biotech is a new initiative that will drive forward the biotechnology sector in the Lake Geneva region, creating new opportunities for scientists and entrepreneurs.

Campus Biotech’s mission is to ensure that it could be utilised as a focal point for scientists and entrepreneurs in the life sciences sector, rather than be purchased for property development. At the heart of Campus Biotech was a vision for a new Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering.

A new model for innovation, collaboration and technology translation, the Center will use novel approaches to create transformative products to improve people’s lives and help to create a more sustainable world.


Campus Biotech Mission

Campus Biotech will convert the former Serono site in Sécheron, Geneva, into a multi- development facility which will become a centre of excellence in biotechnology and life science research.

The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne [EPFL] and the University of Geneva will occupy 15,000m2 of the site. Half of this area will be utilised by research groups from the two universities and the other half by a new Wyss Center for Bio- and Neuro-Engineering – a new model for innovation, collaboration and technology translation.

This Center will be created by The Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the University of Geneva following a donation of CHF100m from the Wyss Foundation. It will follow the same principles and model of the Wyss Center for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University.

The Bertarelli Foundation will be contributing its two existing EPFL chairs to the new Campus project, as well as increasing its donation with two additional chairs at the Wyss Center.

As well as this substantial research activity, the rest of the Sécheron site will be given over to small start-ups and other related businesses and sectors that will benefit from this unique environment that blends both science and industry. It is this combination of academia and entrepreneurialism that defines the ethos of Campus Biotech.

Contact
Campus Biotech
9 Chemin des Mines, C.P. 87, 1211 Geneva 20
phone: +41 58 944 03 00
email: renseignements@campusbiotech.ch
Distances
1 Km from Cornavin rail station
3.9 Km from the motorway exit (Grand-Saconnex)
6.3 Km from the airport
Localization
How to get to Campus Biotech
From Cornavin rail station

Take the bus

Bus 1 - Direction: Jardin Botanique
Frequency: every 15 min.
Your stop: Mines

Bus 25 - Direction: Jardin Botanique
Frequency: every 15 min.
Your stop: Mines



Take a taxi

Address to give the driver:
Campus Biotech - 9 Chemin des Mines - 1211 Geneva
Between CHF 15.- and 20.-

From the airport

Take the bus

Bus 28 - Direction: Jardin Botanique
Frequency: every 15 min.
Your stop: Jardin Botanique

Geneva airport provides all travellers with a free bus ticket to get to their hotel. Please take your ticket from the distributor before passing through customs.

Take a taxi

Address to give the driver:
Campus Biotech - 9 Chemin des Mines - 1211 Geneva
Between CHF 35.- and 40.-