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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.
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.
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 has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.
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.
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The first Swiss StartupCup Challenge attracted considerable interest. A total of 270 ideas were submitted for the competition. On Monday, the winners in the categories of startups, SMEs and students were chosen, and an additional jury favourite prize was awarded. The three winners will receive prize money of CHF 20,000 each to implement their innovative idea, as well as a mentoring programme from B Lab Switzerland.
Yesterday, the ten-week Kickstart program, supported by the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI), ended with 55 partnerships signed between startups, scaleups, and established companies and organizations in Switzerland and Austria. The secured Proofs of Concepts, pilots, and commercial projects will help startups to accelerate their development and launch their solutions.
The ClimateTech Investing Forum 2022 is a cutting-edge event in direct response to the huge amount of interest and drive to fight the crisis from family offices, family foundations and the wider investment community. Recent years have seen significant amounts of private capital flowing into this area through direct investment both at the venture capital and private equity levels.
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