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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.
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.
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.
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.
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Discover the video portraits of CleanGreens and Agrosustain, produced by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).
ClearSpace, focused on the development of cornerstone in-orbit technologies and services to enable a striving, resilient and sustainable space economy, announced that they’ve successfully closed their first round of financing of CHF 4 millions. This adds up to the already CHF 93 million invested by ESA (European Space Agency) into the ClearSpace-1 mission due to take place in 2025.
The leading event for professionals in the real estate industry offers a program of inspiring conferences, start-up labs, numerous workshops and a live streaming REM TV set. On September 1st and 2nd, come and discover the innovative solutions presented by the real estate market players and start-ups from the Swiss and international proptech industry gathered on the 2'000m2 expo-networking area.
SwissTech Convention Center
Switzerland is the home of excellent startups, and there is a unique opportunity to discover the best of them at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2021. The 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups are picked by a panel of 100 leading investors and startup experts for the 10th consecutive year.
This highly targeted exhibition brings together the entire microtechnology sector and offers a very broad multi-technology offering, ranging from R&D to subcontracting to production technologies.