The Innovate UK GBIP consists of a preparation phase, a five-day innovation visit focussed on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), a post-visit exploitation workshop and tailored 1:1 support from an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation & Growth Specialist.

The programme is designed to help your business maximise the opportunities identified, including developing innovation projects with partners in the territory.

Innovate UK is committed to improving the diversity of who we support. As such, we welcome applications from under-represented groups.

Why Switzerland?

The Swiss Life Sciences industry, particularly in the Basel region, is a world leader and the driving force of
the Swiss economy, housing some 800 Life Sciences companies including the headquarters of major pharma firms such as Roche, Novartis and Sandoz. This innovation visit will also include access to both days of the prestigious 8th AMR Conference in Basel, focusing on novel Antimicrobials and AMR Diagnostics. This will provide opportunities to hear from world leading AMR experts, as well as 1-to-1 matchmaking meetings to find new collaborators and partners for business growth, and to participate in several networking events.

Switzerland and the UK have unique capabilities and technologies that can assist other nations to address AMR. There is a wide and deep expertise in this UK business delegation and the global AMR ‘markets’ offer significant opportunities to join forces and help bring forward the development of novel antimicrobial strategies, diagnostic tools, preventives and more.

Focus Areas

This initiative is particularly relevant for businesses with a focus of Antimicrobials, Microbial Diagnostics or Prevention & Vaccination at the core of their value proposition.

What to expect

The Global Business Innovation Programme is structured around three main phases and each business will have a designated Innovate UK EDGE Innovation & Growth Specialist to support them, including developing an action plan to capitalise on the opportunities identified. The three main phases of the Global Business Innovation Programme are:

  1. Getting ready for the market
    Pre-activity briefing workshop to build knowledge and understanding of the market and potential opportunities, including how to do business, cultural aspects, how to protect your IP and training on how to improve your pitch and articulate your value proposition. (one day workshop).
  2. Visiting the market
    Explore the innovation opportunities first-hand through meeting with key companies and research organisations and potential collaborators and partners through pre-arranged meetings and organised matchmaking. (five days of market related activity).
  3. Exploiting the opportunity
    An exploitation workshop and one-to-one support from a Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist to follow up and take advantage of the opportunities identified. (one day workshop and working with an Innovate UK EDGE Innovation and Growth Specialist).

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