We Grow Innovation

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, 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
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

CleanGreens

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

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

SPEI

Learn about financial incentives and support organizations

Innovaud

Accelerate your innovation projects

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

News

11/30/2021

Vaud International Business Awards 2021

The winners of this year’s Vaud International Business Awards are Incyte, which is developing innovative drug treatments for cancer; Nexthink, a leading provider of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) software; and Frontiers Media, an innovative publisher of scientific journals that is a leader in the drive for open science.

11/29/2021

H4: The new collaborative innovation platform

The Institut La Source, under the aegis of the Fondation La Source, is launching the H4, the first collaborative platform dedicated to innovation in healthcare. Financially supported by the State of Vaud, this entity will accompany Vaud-based companies innovating in this field, at all stages of their projects' development.

Events

12/2/2021

Horizon Europe: Info session

This event will provide an overview of upcoming calls and networking tools for the Cluster 2 of Horizon Europe. This covers numerous transdisciplinary R&I opportunities in such areas as Democracy & Governance, Cultural & Creative Industries, European Cultural Heritage as well as Social and Economic Transformations.

Online

12/7/2021

Swiss Accelerators' Showcase

For the second year the Swiss Accelerator’s Showcase is convening the best up and coming innovators from across Switzerland and abroad. Join an improved digital experience to discover disruptive technologies developed by innovative start-ups from accelerator programs across Switzerland such as EPFL, La Forge, Tech4Eva, the first Swiss femtech accelerator, Biopole and more.

Online

12/7/2021

Tech4Eva Conference - The State of the Art of Femtech

The conference is bringing together stakeholders, entrepreneurs, innovators, academic researchers, as well as ecosystem builders to discuss the current and the future of technologies for women’s health.

Online

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