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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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Following the great success of the first edition, which attracted almost 100 different projects, the Canton of Vaud (SPEI and SERAC), the Inartis Foundation and the arttechs.io platform are launching the 2nd QART Innovation Challenge, "When Art Meets Technology". A genuine bridge between art and technology, this competition will encourage 5 ideas to enter the prototyping phase.
The 13th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award celebrated Switzerland’s best startups according to a 100-person strong jury: HAYA Therapeutics (1st), Planted Foods (2nd), and Yokoy Group (3rd) mad it to the podium. The award ceremony took place yesterday at the Startup Space in Schlieren.
The Scientific Committee has worked hard to bring youa panel of exceptional speakers on the theme of transmission. We will also be lucky enough to hear Jean-Claude Biver and his son Pierre at the opening of this Study Day, who will talk about the importance of this intergenerational, heritage, technical and human transmission.
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FutureHealth is the leading national ecosystem for redesigning a future-oriented healthcare system. After six successful editions in Basel, we are expanding the format to Lausanne with a clear focus on innovation and translation in one of Switzerland’s most vibrant healthcare regions.
SwissTech Convention Center, Lausanne
Many companies are faced with shortages of skilled labor and difficulties in finding young Swiss or European talent to expand their business or replace long-term absentees. In this context, the Young Professionals Agreement signed by Switzerland and Tunisia enables you to recruit young Tunisians who are qualified, motivated and ready to put their technical and human skills to work for your company.