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

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Find land or premises

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News

10/22/2020

Applications now open for >>venture>> 2021

Entrepreneurs can now apply within one of the following 5 industry verticals: Health & Nutrition, Finance & Insurance, Industrials & Engineering, ICT, Retail & Consumer Services. Prizes include over CHF 500,000 in non-dilutive cash prizes, access to an extensive network of experts and business consulting packages.

10/21/2020

Vaud-based cybersecurity specialist Kudelski partners with Amazon

The American e-commerce giant Amazon has chosen the Vaud-based encryption and secure access specialist Kudelski to perform cybersecurity tests on its virtual assistant Alexa.

Events

10/29/2020

MassChallenge Awards Ceremony

On October 29th, learn about the transformative power of entrepreneurship on MassChallenge's virtual stage for the 2020 Virtual Awards Ceremony. Find out who will walk away with up to CHF 500K, who has mentored the top startups and celebrate the best “Intrapreneur Team” from MassChallenge's corporate partners.

Online

11/1/2020

Digital Days

Innovation, sustainable economy, lifelong learning, ethics in technology - what does digitalisation contribute to making Switzerland more sustainable? Digitalswitzerland and its partners will transform the country into an open venue for community collaboration.. More than 150 free events throughout the country offer you the opportunity to inform yourself, learn, participate and help shape the future.

Online

11/5/2020

SRID

The Swiss Robotics Industry Day is a one-day annual conference is exclusively designed for industry to showcase the activities of NCCR Robotics and selected Swiss SMEs and start-ups active in the field of robotics through a series of technology demonstrations, posters and discussions.

Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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