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

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10 Regional Organizations

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News

7/8/2024

Wine tourism strengthened by collaboration between the Canton and local players

To enhance the value of its heritage and develop its wine tourism offer, the Canton of Vaud, in close collaboration with its wine associations, is relaxing its conditions to facilitate, among other things, the use of vineyard capites.

6/24/2024

New business start-ups in the Canton of Vaud: + 13.9

In the first half of the year, some 27,329 new companies were entered in the commercial register nationwide. This represents an increase of 3% for Switzerland as a whole, and +13.9% in the canton of Vaud, which has for many years been an attractive location for start-ups.

Events

8/27/2024

Future of Health Grant Conference

This year, the FoHG conference focuses on “Longevity.” Explore the intricate factors influencing both lifespan and healthspan—how long we live and how long we live in good health. You will have the opportunity to discover the latest trends and innovations driving the field of longevity and understand its crucial role in our healthcare system.

Rolex Learning Center

9/4/2024

TOP 100 Swiss Startup Awards

Switzerland is the home of excellent deeptech startups, and there is a unique opportunity to discover the best of them at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2024.

9/9/2024

TechTour Growth Health / 1

Meet Healthcare game changers at the 15th edition of Europe's leading healthtech event.
The top 40 companies ranked by a panel of over 40 investors will be invited to present their projects.

Lausanne

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