We Grow Innovation
The canton of Vaud is the main center for research and innovation in Switzerland and is one of the wealthiest regions in the world. Science and industry work hand in hand thanks to the presence of globally renowned universities, research centers and companies, providing entrepreneurs with endless possibilities for innovation.
Industry in Vaud is based on expertise handed down over many generations, which has seen plenty of prime examples of firms earning a reputation for "Swiss Made" quality through the years.
The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.
A dense network of schools and universities of global renown have placed the canton of Vaud at the forefront of education and research.
CleanGreens uses new environmentally-friendly technologies including a mobile aeroponic system that is unique in the world. Lettuce and aromatic herbs are sprayed with water and nutrients using retractable vertical nozzles.
DEPsys has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.
A biopharmaceutical company which develops and markets solutions in the sectors of reproductive and maternal health, urology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. It was originally founded in Sweden and set up business in the Vaud municipality of Saint-Prex in 2006.
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In 2021, the Foundation, funded by the Canton of Vaud, is pleased to have supported 45 companies for an unprecedented total of 6.97 million Swiss francs. This record year was also marked by the first three IPOs of FIT alumni!
EH Group Engineering AG, a developer and manufacturer of innovative low-cost and energy-dense fuel cells, today announced it had raised over CHF5m in Pre-Series A funding. AP Ventures, a significant investor in breakthrough hydrogen technologies, participated in the raise.
The Swiss Venture Capital Report is the reference publication for investment in Swiss start-ups. During this event the co-authors Stefan Kyora (Startupticker.ch) and Thomas Heimann (SECA) will present the highlights for 2022. This event is co-organized by Innovaud.
Come and discover, deepen and consider all the possibilities of collaboration with the HEIG-VD, during an unmissable event. A panel of experts will discuss how to apply an innovation to the market.
The meeting point of the Swiss rotorcraft industry with a focus on suppliers, operators, innovators and researchers to strengthen Switzerland as a centre of excellence for the rotors ecosystem (including UAS & VTOL solutions). Innovaud is a partner of the event.
Swiss Aeropole, Payerne