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

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Innovaud

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Regional Organizations

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Find land or premises

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News

12/4/2020

The 7th Vaud International Business Awards' winners unveiled

The companies Intuitive Surgical Inc, a pioneer in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, the Boschung Group, a leader in the development and production of traffic surface condition management technologies, and Green Motion, a pioneer innovator in recharging systems for electric vehicles, were awarded at the 2020 edition.

12/2/2020

WelQome 2: a budget of 20 millions for up to 60 million revenue

The Canton of Vaud and Qoqa launch a new welQome operation before the holidays. It will benefit both local players in Vaud and the general public. The Vaud tariff community Mobilis and the canton's transport companies are associated with the operation.

Events

12/15/2020

Ready, Set? Pitch!

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary, Genilem is launching an entrepreneurial competition aimed at supporting the most innovative ideas in French-speaking Switzerland in all fields of activity. For 48 hours, check out the pitches and feedback from the members of the jury and vote for the public prize.

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