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
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

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

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

5/24/2022

MassChallenge Switzerland Announces 2022 Cohort

MassChallenge Switzerland, part of MassChallenge’s global network of innovators, today announces the 100 early-stage startups invited to join the 2022 Accelerator Program. This number represents the top 9% of applications received from around the world. 261 MC experts ranked them and shaped the future of these high-quality startups’ solutions.

5/23/2022

Robotic startup Isochronic closes CHF2 million seed round

Isochronic developing highly innovative pick & place robots, closed its seed financing round. The funds will be used for product development as well as first industrial installations based on Isochronic’s technology.

Events

6/9/2022

FORWARD 2022

Crisis and opportunities, the new rules of the game for SMEs.

SwissTech Convention Center

Free tickets for PME & Startups

6/13/2022

Showcase 2030

During two days, Showcase 2030 gathers impact-driven startups, researchers, corporates, international organizations, public sector representatives and the civil society to build a collaborative ecosystem that enables the creation and scaling of systemic interventions.

Lausanne

6/13/2022

33rd edition of Trophées CCIFS du Commerce France Suisse

A major economic event for all operators involved in bilateral relations, the CCIFS France-Switzerland Trade Trophies reward companies whose performance illustrates the dynamism of Franco-Swiss trade, but also companies facing the challenges of creativity, adaptability and resilience.

Beau Rivage Palace

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