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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At CES 2019, the Consumer Technology Association announced the results of its new 2019 International Innovation Scorecard. Switzerland ranks second behind Estonia and ahead of Finland, the United States and Singapore.
You are a student or post-doc within the University of Lausanne or a member of its alumn network ? If you want to launch a new product or service on the market, then follow AgroSustain, Buildigo or Greenastic and join the upcoming edition of the UNIL HEC Accelerator program in February.
Four days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world.
Your journey to an investible and scalable startup takes you through three stages, each taking 6 months and with a special focus.
The Startupticker team and Innovaud invite startup supporters, investors and startups to the Startupticker brunch. The focus of this event is the presentation of the seventh edition of the Swiss Venture Capital Report.
Free tickets for PME & Startups