We Grow Innovation


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

Our Key Sectors

Information & Digital Technologies

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development



AI & Machine Learning

Our Success Stories


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.

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


Learn about financial incentives and support organizations


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



TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2023: Vote for your favorite Vaud-based startup!

Participate in the TOP 100 Public Voting and support your favorite Vaud-based startup! From now until July 23rd, 2023, all LinkedIn users have one vote each in the public competition to choose the 10 most innovative Swiss startups. The winners will be announced at the TOP 100 award ceremony on September 6th, 2023. Vote now!


Venture Leaders Cleantech 2023

Venture Leaders Cleantech brings 10 innovative Swiss startups to Munich from October 23rd to October 27th, 2023 for a week of intensive networking, business development and investor pitching. This will be an exclusive opportunity to get to know investors and international industry experts as a member of the “Swiss National Startup team”. Until June 15th, 2023 startups will be able to apply for one of the 10 highly coveted slots.



Forum économique UNION 23

As part of the UNION23 week of events preceding the day of the Vaud municipalities, the ARGdV
participates in the organization of the Union 23 Economic Forum with the question: "Is the Federal Certificate of Capacity still compatible with the professions of tomorrow?" »

Halle du Château, Chapelle-sur-Moudon


Tech Tour Growth Health

Canton de Vaud and Tech Tour will continue the successful Tech Tour Growth Health Programme, presenting you the 14th edition of the leading Healthtech event in Europe. By participating, you will secure growth, exchange international contacts and build long-lasting relations with some of the most active investors and entrepreneurs in the Health Tech sector.

Olympic Museum, Lausanne


Tech4Growth Conference 2023

EPFL Innovation Park, Canton Vaud and Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency bring you Tech4Growth executive networking conference on September 12, 2023 with a great lineup of speakers and decision makers, connecting start-up founders, corporate innovators as well as academic professors to learn about collaboration models and best practices. Save the date and stay tuned for a more detailed agenda soon.

Rolex Learning Center