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

Precision Engineering

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development

Scale-Ups

Cybersecurity

Drones

Our Success Stories

APCO Technologies

Since establishing itself in Aigle in 2008, APCO Technologies has enjoyed significant growth in the space, energy and heavy industry sectors. The family-run business has gone from strength to strength, and now works with the Swiss Space Center and on the European Ariane 6 rocket.

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.

MindMaze

MindMaze is a spin-off from the EPFL which has revolutionized neurological treatment. The start-up’s neurological retraining system is behind its rise to prominence in the unicorn category, i.e., new companies worth over a billion dollars.

Your Key-Partners

SPEI

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Innovaud

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Regional Organizations

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DEV

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News

3/25/2019

Future cybersecurity experts will be from Zurich and Lausanne

The EPFL and EPFZ are teaming up to offer a joint master degree in cybersecurity. There's nothing for it but to convince future students to stay in Switzerland once they graduate.

3/22/2019

A platform for controlling power grids remotely

Learn more about our latest success story - DEPsys, which has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.

Events

3/28/2019

Business Development in China

China has become the third destination for Swiss exporters and is emerging as a global innovation leader in areas such as robotics, biotech, clean-energy cars, and AI. The policies launched by the Chinese government are reshaping the international business environment and are creating opportunities for innovative Swiss firms.

Y-Parc, Yverdon-les-Bains

3/29/2019

Tech Tour Growth Summit 2019

The TTGS will again bring over 50 of Europe’s high-growth company CEO’s and their venture capital backers for a high-level Forum and Conference. The sheer number of CEOs that were considered by the Tech Tour Growth Forum selection committee to attend, plus the financial firepower and expertise of their investors, is one of the more compelling stories of 2019.

Lausanne Palace & Musée Olympique

4/1/2019

Swiss Pavilion at Hanover Fair

Book your booth at the Swiss Pavilion and be a part of the largest industrial technology fair in the world. Join T-Link, Swissmem, Industry 2025 and ICTSwitzerland at the Digital Factory section.

Parc des expositions de Hanovre

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