Founded in late 2004 by the public authorities, Biopôle SA, a private limited company, was set up to develop land north of Lausanne near the terminus of the M2 metro line.
The site is now home to a host of companies operating in the fields of health and the life sciences and is expanding with the opening of a hotel and conference centre as well as the Aquatis complex set to host Aquarium, a science museum dedicated to freshwater, and the Vivarium.
Attracting new business to Lausanne
Biopôle is one of the largest life sciences park in Switzerland and indeed Europe. It is part of the Greater Lausanne Campus. The objective of this project is to enhance the region’s economic appeal by offering companies in the bio-medical sector the opportunity to set up and develop their research activities in Lausanne.
Biopôle SA owns the land on which the park is located. The development of the site is being carried out through partnerships between Biopôle SA and private investors that bring the capital required to build the real estate that will subsequently be leased interested companies. Biopôle SA is registered in the biotech and medical network with the CHUV and the EPFL in particular.
Role of the City
Private site development partner
The ongoing process of building expansion.
The location of Biopôle has benefits from both a national and an international perspective. The site is close to the Lausanne-Vennes highway exit and M2 metro stations Vennes and Croisettes. In addition, Lausanne is on average two hours by air from major European capitals, making it an especially attractive location for international companies looking to locate their new research centres.