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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.
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.
The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.
A dense network of schools and universities of global renown have placed the canton of Vaud at the forefront of education and research.
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 has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.
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.
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Swiss startups pulled in CHF 4 billion in venture capital from investors in 2022, up from CHF 3 billion in 2021. Over the same period, young tech firms based in Vaud raised CHF 548.6 million. The growth trend observed in previous years continued despite challenging conditions worldwide. In 2022, more startups in Vaud completed exits than ever before, with 13 young tech firms taken over by private companies.
UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum has Scale-up Vaud bNovate Technologies with 175'000 CHF
A real bridge between applied research and development and the world of SMEs and industry, the Research and Innovation Day (RID) offers you the opportunity to "Do better with less: energy sobriety and sustainability".
QART stands for "When Art Meets Technology" in French. Come and join us to find out about the 5 finalists and winner of this first edition of the latest innovation challenge organized by SPEI, SERAC and Inartis Foundation.
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The leading event for real estate professionals will hold its fourth edition from 28 to 30 March. Speakers will give their views on the challenges facing the real estate industry in a context where innovation is paramount.
SwissTech Convention Center