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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.
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.
The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.
A dense network of schools and universities of global renown have placed the canton of Vaud at the forefront of education and research.
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 has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.
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.
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The winners of this year’s Vaud International Business Awards are Incyte, which is developing innovative drug treatments for cancer; Nexthink, a leading provider of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) software; and Frontiers Media, an innovative publisher of scientific journals that is a leader in the drive for open science.
The Institut La Source, under the aegis of the Fondation La Source, is launching the H4, the first collaborative platform dedicated to innovation in healthcare. Financially supported by the State of Vaud, this entity will accompany Vaud-based companies innovating in this field, at all stages of their projects' development.
This event will provide an overview of upcoming calls and networking tools for the Cluster 2 of Horizon Europe. This covers numerous transdisciplinary R&I opportunities in such areas as Democracy & Governance, Cultural & Creative Industries, European Cultural Heritage as well as Social and Economic Transformations.
For the second year the Swiss Accelerator’s Showcase is convening the best up and coming innovators from across Switzerland and abroad. Join an improved digital experience to discover disruptive technologies developed by innovative start-ups from accelerator programs across Switzerland such as EPFL, La Forge, Tech4Eva, the first Swiss femtech accelerator, Biopole and more.
The conference is bringing together stakeholders, entrepreneurs, innovators, academic researchers, as well as ecosystem builders to discuss the current and the future of technologies for women’s health.