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

Cybersecurity

Drones

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

11/19/2018

Flyability raises à $ 11 million

Flyability announces the closing of its Series B, bringing the total amount raised by the company to 16M USD since its founding in 2014. In addition to fueling Flyability's growth through production increase and the expansion of its network of partners, this raised capital will be invested in R&D with the goal to streamline the use of drones for predictive asset maintenance.

11/16/2018

New Hospitality Innovation Hub in Lausanne

The City of Lausanne and EHL Group sign a convention for the development and rehabilitation of the Lausanne neighborhood of Chalet-à-Gobet, to create the first Innovation Hub dedicated to hospitality in Europe. This new Innovation Hub will host an incubator and several research projects that combine academic research with the flexibility and audacity of young entrepreneurs. This pivotal meeting place reflects EHL’s position as one of the global centers for technological research, innovation and competitiveness.

Events

1/6/2019

Data & electronics business mission to the Silicon Valley

Business mission from January 6 to 12 2019, organized by Switzerland Global Enterprise in collaboration with Innovaud.

Registration deadline : September 30th

Silicon Valley / Las Vegas

1/26/2019

Applied Machine Learning Days

Four days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world.

EPFL, Lausanne

2/7/2019

Forward

The second edition of the Innovation Forum for SMEs will be dedicated to the following theme : Digital Turn : I organize myself to innovate". This event will feature a wide range of inspiring conferences, themed sessions to get deeper into specific topics as well a practical shared experiences and examples.

SwissTech Convention Center

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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