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
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

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10 Regional Organizations

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News

2/20/2024

Support for a new tourism offering in Lavaux

The tourism offer, a real vector of economic development in the regions, is enriched by the new project: La route des Grands Crus. This educational trail, supported by Promove and run by Lavaux Patrimoine Mondial (LPm), aims to inform walkers about the Lavaux heritage and encourage the promotion and direct sale of wines.

2/19/2024

Become EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Switzerland 2024!

50 entrepreneurs apply every year in Switzerland to benefit from the advantages of this program: local and international events, networking, evaluation of your business strategy... Send in your application by April 5! Categories: Trade & Services, Industry, High Tech & Life Sciences, Emerging Entrepreneur, Family Business

Events

3/1/2024

Health at work: how to prevent burn-out?

On March 1, the CVCI and GENILEM organize an event focusing on the prevention of burn-out.
Program: Breakfast, lectures and a round table discussion moderated by PME Magazine.
Event in French

CVCI

3/6/2024

RENT SWISS 2024

The largest B2B event for leaders in the real estate economy and institutional players. After 4 years of success, RENT SWISS continues to grow and offers you a 5th edition that will bring together 2,500 professionals around a new concept.

Swiss Tech Convention Center - Lausanne

3/7/2024

Spring "Petit Déjeuner de l'Economie" by Promove

State Councillor Frédéric Borloz, Head of the Department of Education and Vocational Training (DEF), will speak on the theme: "What future for apprenticeships and vocational training?"
Event in French

Fairmont Le Montreux Palace - Le Petit Palais

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