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

10/13/2021

Ferring Pharmaceuticals joins the Foundation for Technological Innovation

Founded in 1950, the multinational biopharmaceutical company Ferring Pharmaceuticals has joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT). With its international headquarters in Saint-Prex (Vaud), Ferring is at the heart of life sciences innovation in Western Switzerland and will join local players in supporting local innovation.

10/12/2021

IMD Startup Competition 2021/2022

Could your startup benefit from highly talented, experienced and motivated individuals? This competition provides a unique opportunity for you to get the help and insights of participants in IMD’s MBA and Executive MBA programs. You can register now until November 8, 2021.

Events

10/27/2021

Tech Tour Sports 2021

Canton de Vaud and Tech Tour are delighted to present you the first edition of Tech Tour Sports Programme! Are you brave enough to take part in the leading Sports Programme in Europe? Join us to face the best investors and entrepreneurs coming from all across Europe, and create long-lasting relations with them.

Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

10/28/2021

Tech Tour Alpine 2021

With 8 years of history, the Tech Tour Alpine Programme is focused on helping innovative technology companies in the Alpine region to exchange contacts, secure growth, and investment by working together with peers, experts and active investors in building lasting business co-operations.

Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

10/29/2021

Tech Tour Health 2021

With 12 years of history, the Tech Tour Health programme is focused on helping innovative health companies in exchanging contacts and securing growth and investments by working together with peers, experts and active investors.

Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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