The Swiss Biotech Association represents the interests of the biotech sector, supports the entrepreneurship of biotech companies, and generates value for them through the following activities: • Development of optimal framework conditions for the biotech sector: o Representation of the biotech interests to policy makers o Support of:  Knowledge and technology transfer  Financing conditions for biotech companies  Education and professional development • Networking of stakeholders at national and international level: o Through the development and maintenance of biotechnology-specific platforms o Organisation and participation at national and international events • Dissemination of accomplishments in biotechnology: o To the political audience and the general public o Through the national biotech platform o Increase of the visibility at national and international level • Collaboration with strategic partners: o As a member of national and international umbrella organisations o Through collaborations with life sciences clusters / initiatives o With national and European funding agencies