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, research centers and companies, providing entrepreneurs with endless possibilities for innovation.

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.

Your Key-Partners


Learn about financial incentives and support organizations


Accelerate your innovation projects

10 Regional Organizations

Benefit from a local support

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing



The Musée de la mécanique d'art et du patrimoine de Sainte-Croix opens its doors

The result of the merger of three local museums - the Centre international de la mécanique d'art (CIMA), the Musée des arts et des sciences (MAS) and the Musée Baud - the Musée de la mécanique d'art et du patrimoine de Sainte-Croix (MuMAPS) opened its doors after more than two years of renovation. And inside, the first visitors were mechanical professionals.


Venture Leaders Cleantech brings 10 Swiss startups to Munich from November 4-8

What to expect: a week of intensive networking, business development and investor pitching and an exclusive opportunity to get to know international industry experts as a member of the “Swiss National Startup team”! Apply until June 23rd for one of the 10 highly coveted slots. A program organized by Venturelab and supported by the Canton of Vaud and other partners



Conference: Demographic growth in Broye

Demographic growth in the region has exceeded +20% in the last 10 years. But what impact has this had on the regional economy? What are the benefits, challenges and risks associated with this demographic growth?
Don't miss the Thematic Conference on the economic impact of demographic growth in the Broye region, open to all! (in French)

CO Aula


TechTour Growth Health

Meet Healthcare game changers at the 15th edition of Europe's leading healthtech event.
The top 40 companies ranked by a panel of over 40 investors will be invited to present their projects.



Tech4Growth 2024

This conference brings together industry leaders and visionaries from all sectors, creating a unique gathering of innovators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, venture funds, and academic researchers interested in exploring the crucial role of partnerships in scaling and innovating businesses.
Organized by EPFL Innovation Park and Innosuisse

Rolex Forum, EPFL