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.
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.
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.
A pioneer in the management of autonomous vehicle fleets, scale-up Bestmile now sells its technology to be used in many cities in Switzerland and around the world.
Combagroup 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.
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Roxbourg Institute of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (RISE) has launched the first Professional MBA program geared towards promoting sustainable innovation. With an $84 million budget over the next years, RISE plans to scale up to running 500 classes in parallel per calendar year, with 20 students in each class. Registration is open today for the first batch starting in February 2021.
The life sciences start-up SEED Biosciences has finalised the series A raising CHF 1 million. The capital will support the company’s growth ambitions, product industrialisation, and will enable it to further develop its proprietary technology.
With nearly 1000 participants during the first two editions, FORWARD has confirmed its success and is looking forward to the 3rd edition of this event, dedicated to the theme : My SME in 5 years - The new dimensions of innovation. Nearly 60 speakers will lead this annual meeting of SMEs and innovation partners.
Organised by Tech Tour and supported by the Service de la promotion de l'économie et de l'innovation (SPEI), the 10th edition of the HealthTech Summit (HTS) will once again bring together the most promising companies in the field of medical technology and digital health.
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The 9th edition of the formerly known AHVF will adapt to COVID-19 and go online. This events remains a key-opportunity for startups looking for investors in the Alpine region. More specifically, this event will focus on life sciences, ICT and sustainability.