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.

Home of Innovations

Our Assets

Industrial expertise

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.

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

Precision Engineering

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development

Scale-Ups

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

SPEI

Learn about financial incentives and support organizations

Innovaud

Accelerate your innovation projects

Regional Organizations

Benefit from a local support

DEV

Establish your business in the canton of Vaud

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

1/15/2019

Switzerland ranks 2nd on CTA's International Innovation list

At CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association announced the results of its new 2019 International Innovation Scorecard. Switzerland ranks second behind Estonia and ahead of Finland, the United States and Singapore.

1/8/2019

Open call for projects with the UNIL HEC Accelerator

You are a student or post-doc within the University of Lausanne or a member of its alumn network ? If you want to launch a new product or service on the market, then follow AgroSustain, Buildigo or Greenastic and join the upcoming edition of the UNIL HEC Accelerator program in February.

Events

1/26/2019

Applied Machine Learning Days

Four days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world.

EPFL, Lausanne

1/27/2019

Climate-KIC Accelerator: call for startups

Your journey to an investible and scalable startup takes you through three stages, each taking 6 months and with a special focus.

1/30/2019

Startupticker brunch

The Startupticker team and Innovaud invite startup supporters, investors and startups to the Startupticker brunch. The focus of this event is the presentation of the seventh edition of the Swiss Venture Capital Report.

tibits Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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