INNOVATE, SUCCEED, AND MEET THE GREATEST CHALLENGES

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 and research centers.

QUALITY OF LIFE

The largest French-speaking region of Switzerland is located at the heart of Europe, in a particularly safe and secure environment at the foot of the Alps and on the shores of Lake Geneva. As well as breath-taking landscapes, it offers a multitude of sporting and family activities and a quality of life recognized – and envied! – the world over.

Our Assets

Quality of life

The canton offers unique living conditions and a perfect work/life balance. The tourism, culture, and sports on offer make it an exceptional place to call home.

Center of innovation

The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.

Leading education

A dense network of schools and universities of global renown have placed the canton of Vaud at the forefront of education and research.

Our Leading Companies

Apco Technologies
BestMile
Bombardier
DEPsys
ecoRobotix
Hublot
Incyte
Swissquote

Our Key Sectors

Life Sciences & Health

Information & Digital Technologies

Research & Development

Scale-Up

Cybersecurity

Drones

Our Success Stories

APCO Technologies

Since establishing itself in Aigle in 2008, APCO Technologies has enjoyed significant growth in the space, energy and heavy industry sectors. The family-run business has gone from strength to strength, and now works with the Swiss Space Center and on the European Ariane 6 rocket.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

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.

MindMaze

MindMaze is a spin-off from the EPFL which has revolutionized neurological treatment. The start-up’s neurological retraining system is behind its rise to prominence in the unicorn category, i.e., new companies worth over a billion dollars.

Your Key-Partners

SPECo

Learn about support measures

Innovaud

Accelerate your innovation projects

Regions

Benefit from regional support

DEV

Establish your business in the canton of Vaud

We are here to help you

Activate our network

Developing an innovation project

Finding land or premises

Looking for financing

News

6/15/2018

Nouveau positionnement « Terre d’innovations » et nouveaux supports marketing

La promotion économique vaudoise fait peau neuve et s’affirme en tant que hub mondial d’innovation. Fruits d’un repositionnement stratégique et des nouvelles synergies mises en place entre les acteurs concernés, les supports de communication ont été entièrement mis au goût du jour et dévoilé le 14 juin.

6/6/2018

For the best digital projects

The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) launches FIT Digital, the new supporting tool for innovative digital projects based in the Canton of Vaud.

Events

6/26/2018

Healthtech Summit 2018

Organisée par Tech Tour et soutenue par le Service de la promotion économique et du commerce (SPECo), la 9e édition du HealthTech Summit (HTS) rassemblera à nouveau les sociétés les plus prometteuses dans le domaine des technologies médicales et de la santé digitale.

Musée Olympique , Lausanne

9/5/2018

Forum de l'économie vaudoise

Piloter le chaos | Incertitude, complexité, vitesse

Salle Métropole, Lausanne

9/7/2018

Petits Déjeuners des PME & Start-Up

Le 6e rendez-vous de l'année des Petits Déjeuners sera cette fois conjointement organisé par Y-Parc et Genilem sur le thème "Lancer sa start-up en limitant le besoin d'argent".

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