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

Precision Engineering

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development

Scale-Ups

Blockchain

Cybersecurity

Our Success Stories

APCO Technologies

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.

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.

MindMaze

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.

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

4/22/2019

Volumina Medical's injectable implant takes top honors at Seed Night

On April 11th, Volumina Medical walked away victorious at the Start-up Champion Seed Night. CEO Amélie Béduer, along with 21 other entrepreneurs from all over Switzerland, had just 90 seconds to pitch the crowd of alumni and investors who had gathered at the Rolex Learning Center.

4/20/2019

Astrocast is flying high with launch of second test satellite

The startup based in Ecublens successfully deployed its second nanosatellite. Astrocast is developing an advanced nanosatellite network for the Internet of things (IoT), aiming to equip the 90% of the world currently not covered by cellular systems.

Events

4/29/2019

AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019

Economic Development Canton of Vaud and Greater Geneva Bern area will be attending the largest event for unmanned systems and robotics: AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2019. Taking place April 29-May 2 in Chicago, we would like to invite you to meet with us at the Booth #2704 and to attend our panel session on Authorizing BVLOS Operations at Scale: Lessons Learned from Switzerland (April 29, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Room S402a).
Contact us and let's meet in Chicago!

McCormick Place, Chicago

4/30/2019

PERL Awards

Attend the upcoming PERL Awards ceremony and find out about the 2018 recipients that have made an impact within the Lausanne area.

Beaulieu, Lausanne

5/2/2019

The Biopôle Companies Present Themselves

At the next Biopôle lunchtime workshop, discover and get precious learnings from four companies hosted on the campus: Med Discovery, Cara, GetSet Surgical and Glenmark Biotherapeutics SA.

Biopôle, building SE-B, Epalinges

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