We Grow Innovation


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.

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

Our Key Sectors

Information & Digital Technologies

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development



AI & Machine Learning

Our Success Stories


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.

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.

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Regional Organizations

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The Agropôle research campus joins Vaud’s network of technology parks

At Agropôle, scientists, entrepreneurs and agribusinesses work together to develop sustainable solutions for the food industry. Today the campus was officially added to the list of Vaud technology parks as part of an initiative spearheaded by Innovaud. This new addition further expands the hosting opportunities that Vaud can offer to local high-tech businesses and gives the region an established R&D hub for agritech and foodtech innovation in Switzerland.


BeamMeUp: the new space at Y-Parc for entrepreneurs and talents

Based in the EXPLORiT building in Yverdon, BeamMeUp is a place dedicated to entrepreneurship and is positioned as a new kind of talent accelerator. Within it, a different kind of coworking, flexible and fixed spaces, a makerspace with an impressive range of machines, but above all numerous support measures and an event platform.



Webinar: PEM Agreement Review

This webinar, organized in partnership with the Chambers of Commerce of Latin Switzerland (CLCI), offers insights on the revision of the regional convention on pan-Euro-Mediterranean preferential rules of origin (PEM convention) and its transitional bilateral application.



Startup Days 21

New things are created when people come together and get involved with drive. This is what the startup days promote and thus make an active contribution to the evolvement of the Swiss startup ecosystem as well as to the innovative and competitiveness of Switzerland.

Kursaal (BE) + Online


Rent Switzerland 2021

The leading event for professionals in the real estate industry offers a program of inspiring conferences, start-up labs, numerous workshops and a live streaming REM TV set. On September 1st and 2nd, come and discover the innovative solutions presented by the real estate market players and start-ups from the Swiss and international proptech industry gathered on the 2'000m2 expo-networking area.

SwissTech Convention Center