Innovaud provides a variety of services to promote the local economy and establish new high-added-value businesses in our region to create new jobs.

Innovaud is the innovation agency for the canton of Vaud. Innovaud helps tech-oriented companies (startups, scale-ups, SMEs and corporates) develop their businesses and carry out innovation projects. It also assists foreign companies wanting to set up in our region. In 2020 Innovaud merged with Vaud's economic development agency (DEV) to create a single point of contact and offer a more comprehensive array of services.

More specifically, Innovaud strives to:

PROMOTE: Promote the innovative work being done by Vaud based businesses and entrepreneurs
INVEST: Encourage investment in Vaud and showcase its strengths to the international business community, such as through initiatives Innovaud carries out with partner organizations. Innovaud also helps foreign companies open offices in our region by providing advice on business creation, helping them find the right premises, hosting networking opportunities, and more
CONNECT: Innovaud puts entrepreneurs in touch with the right organizations for financing, support, promotion, hosting and networking
EXPAND: Innovaud helps local businesses expand internationally, mainly through its Scale Up Vaud program and various events it holds abroad 
EXPLORE: Innovaud’s activities include keeping in touch with the global innovation community and identifying new innovation hubs around the world


Av. de Gratta-Paille 2
1018 Lausanne
+41 21 644 00 60

Scale Up Vaud

In 2016, Innovaud created the Scale Up Vaud certification to encourage and strengthen innovative high-growth businesses established in the canton of Vaud. These scale-ups need to create at least 20% more new jobs every year to benefit from the certification, and in return they can rely on support that is specifically adapted to this phase in their growth, regardless of their field of specialization.

Scale Up Vaud is designed to act as a catalyst for a dynamic and innovative economy in the canton. It enjoys the support of various partners including platinn, Alliance, Switzerland Global Enterprise (S-GE), and the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI).