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

7/7/2020

The weight of COvid-19 on the Vaud economy

n the space of a few months, the coronavirus pandemic managed to sweep away all economic forecasts and brought economies around the world to their knees. After the health arm wrestling, the economic arm wrestling has begun. The economic recession is already evident. In April, exports fell by 29% compared to the previous year. From March to May, 5,000 people were unemployed. Find out more about the economic situation in the Vaud economy,

7/7/2020

Incyte inaugurates its new European headquarters in Morges, Switzerland

Supported by Innovaud for the installation of its production site and its European headquarters in the region, Incyte announced last night the opening of its new European headquarters in the heart of the historic city of Morges (news in French).

Events

7/7/2020

Digital Novel Coronavirus Investment Forum

The Digital Novel Coronavirus Investment Forum is a forward-looking analysis of the revolution in healthcare caused by the pandemic and the consequent exciting drive for innovation in the Life Sciences, HealthTech and Digital sectors.

Online

7/10/2020

Presentation: study of land needs in the timber sector

The programme for the promotion of the regional timber sector is pleased to invite you to the presentation of the study "Analysis of the land and real estate needs of companies in the timber sector in the canton of Vaud". Register now !

Online

8/20/2020

iToday

Innovation happens where business,design, and tech meet. Innovation Today is the biggest innovation event in Switzerland with the legends Alexander Osterwalder, Jake Knapp, Yves Pigneur! They will share real-life stories, case studies, practical tools and methods that inspire thousands of innovation leaders and the world's most innovative companies.

SwissTech Convention Center

Contact