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

Information & Digital Technologies

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development

Scale-Ups

Blockchain

AI & Machine Learning

Our Success Stories

Bestmile

A pioneer in the management of autonomous vehicle fleets, scale-up Bestmile now sells its technology to be used in many cities in Switzerland and around the world.

Combagroup

Combagroup 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

DEPsys has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.

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

1/18/2020

Vaud startups receive CES 2020 Innovation Awards

Xsensio and TYXIT are among the winners of the Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Awards, which recognize outstanding design and engineering of consumer technology products. Xsensio is developing a Lab-on-Skin detection platform to detect biochemical information in real time and TYXIT offers a live music solution with wireless handheld devices that enable speed and flexibility.

1/16/2020

5 Vaud start-ups to conquer the World Mobile Congress in Barcelona

Ten Swiss start-ups have been selected by the Venture Leaders Mobile program to travel to Barcelona in February 2020. At the Mobile World Congress (MWC), the roadshow will showcase Switzerland's most innovative mobile start-ups to international investors and leaders in the telecommunications industry. Among the ten start-ups, five are from the Canton of Vaud: Astrocast, CREAL , EcoRobotix, Kido Dynamics and ScanTrust SA.

Events

1/23/2020

Cybersecurity : what kind of innovations ? How to do it ?

You will have the opportunity to discover the latest innovations in cybersecurity with presentations by experts from academic and industrial circles, and meet startups selected in the Tech4Trust acceleration program (www.tech4trust.ch) in order to explore potential collaborations.

Y-PARC

1/23/2020

Discover #Swiss Tech 2020

Come and discover #SwissTech 2020, a program of international events prepared for you and co-organized by Innosuisse, Présence Suisse and Switzerland Global Enterprise.

Gotham Lausanne-Gare

1/25/2020

Applied Machine Learning Days

Five days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world. A networking cocktail, organised by the DEV and Innovaud, will take place on Tuesday 28th of January in Lausanne between 6 and 8 pm - on invitation only. For more information (limited places) : tamara.megert@dev.ch
Call for startups to meet their next hire, client or investor at AMLD 2020 (50 startups will be selected) ! More information on AMLD website.

Swiss Tech Convention Center (EPFL)

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