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

Bestmile

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

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

DEPsys has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.

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

2/19/2020

Application are now open for the SWISS Pavilion @ BIO International Convention 2020

BIO International Convention is still the largest and most important event within the biotechnology industry. Don't miss this opportunity to network and gain insights on the major trends, new topics and latest developments in biotech. The SWISS Pavilion offers you the ideal platform to present your company at BIO 2020 and to gain visibility – not only in the partnering but also as exhibitor. Registration are open until February 27.

2/17/2020

Amazentis to launch anti-aging nutrition product in the US

After a decade of research and development, Amazentis is now ready to introduce Timeline. The revolutionary nutrition product is based on the company’s lead ingredient Mitopure which helps to curb age-associated cellular and muscular decline. Timeline will be available in the United States in the first half of 2020.

Events

2/24/2020

The Investor’s Battle

The Investors' Battle is back and will take place on Monday, February 24 at 5pm at the Raiffeisen Centre des Entrepreneurs romand (RCE). Thanks to this event, the public, composed of startupers, entrepreneurs and partners, will be able to get some tips and avoid the future pitfalls of fundraising. More information will follow on this edition.

RCE, Y-PARC

2/25/2020

Circular Economy and Collective Intelligence: Methods of Innovation

Circular Economy and Collective Intelligence: Workshop on participatory innovation methods. What if we used the power of collective intelligence to respond to today's climate challenges? Entrepreneurs, managers, students, artists, engineers, educators, etc. are first and foremost citizens who care about the future of their city and its products and services.

Impact Hub Lausanne

2/25/2020

Devenir entrepreneur·e : Que dois-je savoir ?

Vous avez une idée, un rêve, beaucoup d’énergie, et l’envie d’entreprendre. Par où commencer ? Comment faire le tri dans la multitude d’informations et de ressources mises à disposition de l’entrepreneur·e?Notre séance d’information a pour objectif de présenter les différentes étapes à franchir pour bien démarrer et diminuer au maximum les risques liés à la création de votre entreprise.

Studio Banana, Lausanne

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