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

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

10/16/2020

La CSS investit 50 millions dans des start-up

La CSS est le premier assureur-maladie à créer son propre fonds de venturing d’un montant dLa CSS investit 50 millions dans des start-upe 50 millions de francs. Ce fonds vise à soutenir les start-up dans le domaine de la cybersanté qui contribuent à un système de santé de haute qualité et efficace en termes de coûts.

10/15/2020

Appel à projets 2020/2021 de Star'Terre

Vous êtes agriculteur/entrepreneur? Vous développez une idée originale ou un projet innovant dans les domaines de la production, transformation, distribution et/ou valorisation des produits agricoles et alimentaires dans l'arc lémanique? Vous recherchez expertises, réseau et outils spécifiques pour développer votre projet ? L'appel à projets 2020/2021 de Star'Terre, la plateforme agri-inno-alimentaire, est lancé.

Events

10/21/2020

MedTech Investing Europe Conference

Supported by the SPEI, the 30th edition of the MTI will once again bring together leading companies in the field of medical technology, as well as numerous private investors (VC, business angels and family offices). This event allows its participants to discover the most avant-garde technologies and offers them numerous development opportunities, among others related to investment.

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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