Our membership with Bio-TECHNOPARK® Schlieren-Zurich has been confirmed previously. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich (ETH) and the University of Zurich are flagging up an impressive number of spin-off establishments in the Life Sciences. Experience shows that start-up firms locate in the vicinity of their particular knowledge base. There is a healthy spread of firms at varying stages of business development in Schlieren, which range from recent start-ups to global players. In 2003 these firms joined forces in the non-profit organization formerly named Biotech Center Zurich with the owner of the Wagi site, the town of Schlieren and the Canton of Zurich’s Department for Economic Development (Standortförderung) in order to simplify both their internal and external communication and to identify and maximize synergies.