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 and research centers.

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.

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.

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

5/5/2021

Two Vaud companies for the Covid certificate in Switzerland ?

By the summer, the Swiss government wants to develop a uniform, forgery-proof and internationally recognized Covid certificate. The solution could come from the collaboration between Elca and Sicpa. With their expertise, these two companies, whose technologies are already deployed to secure many aspects of citizens' daily lives, hope to allow citizens a safe return to normal life.

4/30/2021

14 FIT alumni among the solutions awarded by the Solar Impulse Foundation

This month, the Solar Impulse Foundation announced that it had reached its objective of labelling 1000 innovative solutions to tackle climate change. Among these solutions are 14 start-ups from French-speaking Switzerland that the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) is proud to have supported.

Events

5/7/2021

Défi Source 2021

The collaborative innovation event dedicated to healthcare proposed by the Haute École de la Santé La Source. Come and check out the innovative solution ideas of the finalist teams and attend the awards ceremony.

La Source

5/18/2021

Presentation of the economic survey results (2nd session)

The presentation of the spring survey’s results will provide an overview of Vaud-based companies’ current situation and preoccupations, included a special subsidiary question regarding the consequences of the current crisis on businesses.

Online

5/20/2021

Online Seedstars World Competition

Attend the last stage of the largest competition of entrepreneurs from emerging countries. Discover the most promising startups from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as the latest technology trends in these regions. The Seedstars Global Summit is also a unique opportunity to access an international network.

Online

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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