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: -Representation of the biotech interests to policy makers. Support of: -Knowledge and technology transfer -Financing conditions for biotech companies -Education and professional development. Networking of stakeholders at national and international level: -Through the development and maintenance of biotechnology-specific platforms -Organisation and participation at national and international events. Dissemination of accomplishments in biotechnology: -To the political audience and the general public -Through the national biotech platform -Increase of the visibility at national and international level. Collaboration with strategic partners: -As a member of national and international umbrella organisations -Through collaborations with life sciences clusters / initiatives -With national and European funding agencies.