Innovation mission Switzerland: Innovative Therapies Development

Published on:
4 December 2023
Last checked on:
30 January 2024

Are you active in the field of development and manufacturing of promising innovative therapies? Are you a researcher, entrepreneur, clinician, investor or policymaker, and would you like to connect with Swiss experts to exchange knowledge and explore possibilities for cooperation? If so, join this innovation mission to Switzerland.

21 April
06:00 CEST
25 April
18:00 CEST

Attendee information

Costs for participation are € 250 per person


  • Netherlands Enterprise Agency
  • Netherlands Innovation Attaché Network Vienna and Munich
  • Dutch embassy Switzerland
  • Health~Holland

During the mission, we bring together experts from both Life Sciences ecosystems to connect on innovative therapies development and manufacturing, with particular focus on cell- and gene therapies. We explore collaboration opportunities dedicated to faster, brighter, better, and more affordable development, production, and availability of new patients therapies.

For whom?

If you are a researcher, entrepreneur, engineer, clinician, business developer, investor or policymaker, affiliated with a knowledge institution, (academic) medical centre, (technology) company, patient- or government organisation, and active in the theme mentioned above, participating in this mission could be of interest to you. 

The Netherlands and Switzerland

Draft programme

Netherlands Enterprise Agency, the Netherlands Innovation Network and the Netherlands Embassy in Switzerland, in cooperation with Health~Holland, work together on the mission programme. We aim to consider the wishes of mission participants as much as possible when determining the final program. The following components are foreseen in the programme:

  • informal kick-off and diner;
  • participation Swiss Biotech Day conference;
  • bilateral R&D seminar organised by Innosuisse, Health~Holland and Netherlands Enterprise Agency;
  • visits to research centres, biotech-pharma companies and/or innovation clusters in Basel and potential Geneve/Lausanne/Zürich (to be determined).


The costs for participation in the innovation mission are € 250 per person. This amount includes participation in the joint program, transfers to and from the program components, and lunch and dinners mentioned in the final program. Participation excludes travel and accommodation costs, participant's fee for Swiss Biotech Day conferencen (CHF 500 plus 8.1% VAT), and all individual costs.


If you are interested participating in this innovation mission, please register before 16 February 2024, via the registration form. Definitive participation depends on the number of available places and how well your organisation fits within the scope and objective of this mission. 

Want to know more?

If you have any further questions, please contact:

Niels van Leeuwen, Senior Advisor International R&D cooperation Life Sciences & Health 
M: +31 (0) 6 5256 3310

Or send an email to

Commissioned by:
  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
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