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 and research centers.

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

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

4/12/2021

Apply now for the upcoming Venture Leaders Biotech roadshow

Venture Leaders Biotech brings 10 innovative Swiss startups to China from September 6th to 10th, 2021 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”. Startups can apply until April 25th 2021.

4/6/2021

Apply now for the upcoming Venture Leaders Medtech roadshow

Venture Leaders Medtech brings 10 innovative Swiss startups to Boston from September 27th to October 2nd, 2021 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”. Startups can apply until May 2nd.

Events

4/14/2021

Célébrons nos talents

This event will be an opportunity to present and celebrate the success of start-ups from the HEIG-VD, as well as to discover the new support tools for entrepreneurship put in place by the Haute Ecole.

Online

4/21/2021

Tech4Eva Opening Ceremony

Discover disruptive technologies for women’s health and meet 25+ selected FemTech start-ups and projects at the launch of the Tech4Eva - the 1st FemTech accelerator in Switzerland. It is also a unique opportunity to get to know leading FemTech hubs in Asia, Europe, USA and UK and hear the experiences of established FemTech CEOs.

Online

4/22/2021

Salon des Technologies et l'Innovation de Lausanne

The 8th edition of the show will be held entirely online on April 22. STIL is an annual showcase for innovation leaders. It offers exhibitors the opportunity to showcase their projects and research, meet potential investors, expand their network and reach a large audience.

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