Lausanne, Switzerland, 25 April 2018
Retraites Populaires and Biopôle SA unveil the SE-B building and StartLab, the first incubator dedicated to life sciences located in the Canton of Vaud
Retraites Populaires and its partner Biopôle SA today inaugurated a new 9,100 m2
building, funded and constructed by Retraites Populaires on the site of Biopôle, a leading Swiss life science park. The SE-B building already hosts several businesses active in life sciences. Moreover it is now home to the first incubator dedicated to life sciences in the Canton of Vaud - StartLab - whose mission is to foster the next generation of entrepreneurs in the region.
The new 9,100 m2 building can jointly house both young start-ups and sector-leading businesses. These new companies could generate between 300 and 500 new jobs, in addition to 1,200 people who currently work at the Biopôle site. New tenants of the SE-B building already include the medical analysis company Unilabs, the Lausanne-based scaleup Abionic, which has developed a device that enables potential cases of sepsis to be detected incredibly quickly, plus the global pharmaceutical company Glenmark, which will establish a
translational research centre.