Innovaud is an association financed by the State of Vaud whose mission is to support start-ups and small and medium-sized businesses in the canton which are active in the following leading sectors: ITC, cleantech, industry, medtech, and biotech.

Innovaud’s main priorities include:


Help in activating financial support from economic development, grants and loans from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), links with business angels, venture capital funds and all other sources of investment.


Innovaud is the Vaud branch of the western Switzerland "platinn" innovation platform and provides access to a network of coaches accredited in the fields of strategy and business models, partnerships, organization and aspects of financing.


Highlighting innovation projects, businesses and their successes by means of various channels (articles, videos, newsletter, social networks and events).


Determining the ideal place in innovation parks and incubators thanks to privileged ties established with the research institutes in the six innovation parks in Vaud.


Developing relations with the right partners in order to accelerate innovation. Connections with a vast network of bodies as well as the ecosystem of innovative businesses in the region.


Avenue d'Ouchy 47
1006 Lausanne
+41 21 601 64 25

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).