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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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The Lausanne-based EPFL-spinoff Kandou specializes in SerDes technologies and chip solutions. The startup announced the completion of a $15M series B financing round. Investors are international venture capital firms Bessemer Venture Partners and Walden Investment.
Biopharma company specialized in botanical meds and based in Biopôle - Legacy Healthcare - recently signed up an investment protocole and a joint-venture with China Energy Hua Chen Technology (CEHCT). This chinese fund is growing rapidly in the field of life sciences.
Organized by the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI), Demo Day is dedicated to startups participating into the MassChallenge programme. Indeed, SPEI officials will introduce them to the various assets of the canton of Vaud including the support measures provided by the State. Officials from Innovation Parks will also present their activities and focus for their innovation domains.
MassChallenge (Lagaffe Room), Renens
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EPFL, known especially for its research and innovations in robotics, is organizing EPFL Drone Days 2018, which will take place from Friday 31 August till Sunday 2 September.The event will include: - Drone racing - Robotics showcase - International Drones Conference and Expo
EPFL campus in Lausanne