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

Information & Digital Technologies

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development

Scale-Ups

Blockchain

AI & Machine Learning

Our Success Stories

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.

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

Learn about financial incentives and support organizations

Innovaud

Accelerate your innovation projects

Regional Organizations

Benefit from a local support

DEV

Establish your business in the canton of Vaud

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

9/22/2019

New scale-up coaching offering

Innosuisse will launch this fall its new «Scale-up Coaching» program. With a voucher system, young companies will have the possibility to choose their coach themselves based on their specific needs. The voucher, worth CHF 75'000, will be valid for 2 years and will be available for companies with at least 5 full-time employees with science-based activities and a very strong potential for growth.

9/20/2019

Fresenius Kabi inaugurates state-of-the-art R&D center in Eysins

Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim, a Fresenius Kabi company, opened a new research and development center for biosimilars in Eysins, Switzerland. The R&D center, in which the healthcare company has invested about €15 million, will strengthen Fresenius Kabi’s capability to enable access to modern biosimilar treatment options for patients worldwide.

Events

9/23/2019

Exporter demain !

Mature markets are the backbone of the international activities of almost every Swiss company. While competition is fierce and there are many political upheavals these days in Europe, America, and the industrialized countries of Asia, it is in the interest of SMEs to continue to expand or to start new business in mature markets because they bring assets to the table!

Hôtel Royal Savoy, Lausanne

9/25/2019

Collaborateurs gagnants : la gestion du capital humain pour l’expansion

Ce séminaire, proposé par OSM Romandie, explore la gestion du capital humain comme base du développement économique de l'entreprise du futur. Paolo Ruggeri, entrepreneur et PDG de OSM International, interviendra pour discuter le potentiel économique d'une meilleure gestion des collaborateurs.

Musée olympique, Lausanne

10/1/2019

Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2019

The 8th edition of the AHVF, organized by Tech Tour, convenes 50 Swiss and International investors, over 40 presenting companies from the Alpine region and more than 120 attendees.

Aquatis Hotel & Conference Center, Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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