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

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

1/26/2023

Startups in Vaud raised CHF 548.6 million in 2022, with more exits than ever before

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.

1/23/2023

bNovate Technologies awarded by the World Economic Forum

UpLink, the open innovation platform of the World Economic Forum has Scale-up Vaud bNovate Technologies with 175'000 CHF

Events

2/2/2023

Journée recherche & innovation 2023

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".

HEIG-VD

2/27/2023

QART Innovation Challenge

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.

to be announced

3/30/2023

RENT SWITZERLAND 2023

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

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