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

10/6/2022

Région de Nyon : Innovation Award

The call for applications for the 2023 Innovation Award has been launched. Each year, the Nyon Region mobilises a fund of CHF 50,000 to reward innovative economic activity projects that contribute to the local economy.

10/5/2022

Space2Earth: Call for Startups 2023

The Space2Earth Accelerator, supported by the state of Vaud, is back for its second edition. Apply now for the Cohort 2023 to introduce your cutting-edge technology to targeted customers and get access to valuable industry insights and funding opportunities.

Events

10/7/2022

Petit Déj' des PME et start-up

In a context marked by increasingly frequent crises, companies are confronted with external disruptions that can disrupt their daily lives. How to react to a crisis? How can you find a practical solution and what strategies should you put in place?

CVCI

10/11/2022

Tech Tour Immersive Sports

After a successful first edition last year, Tech Tour Immersive Sports 2022 will bring together again leading investors, start-ups, industry players and top innovators in Sports & Gaming, (esports & Gaming, Fitness & Wellness, Fan Engagement & Data Analytics) to find funding, collaboration, partners and market opportunities.

Lausanne

10/12/2022

Tech Tour Digital Frontiers

The programme is designed to help start-ups raising bigger seed or Series A developing tech solutions in the following Digital sub-sectors: Cybersecurity & Trust, AI & ML, Blockchain, Metaverse.

Lausanne

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