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

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

9/30/2020

Vaud startup awarded Swiss Medtech Award

On the occasion of Swiss Medtech Day – with 500 participants, the most important annual event for the Swiss medical technology industry – two start-ups from western Switzerland, Rheon Medical and Coat-X, were presented with the Swiss Medtech Award worth CHF 50,000. The eyeWatch system from Rheon Medical is currently revolutionising the treatment of glaucoma and has already been successfully implanted in more than 150 patients.

9/28/2020

SEF.WomenAward

The Swiss Economic Forum (SEF) awards the SEF.WomenAward to women with outstanding entrepreneurial skills, thus creating a powerful, future-oriented platform for women entrepreneurs. The award is presented in the categories "Young Entrepreneur of the Year" and "Entrepreneur/CEO of the Year".

Events

10/2/2020

Les Petits Déj'

The Breakfast for SMEs and start-ups are back. This edition jointly organized by the CVCI and Genilem welcomes you around the theme: "Sustainability in business: what benefits can be drawn from it?".

CVCI

10/5/2020

Startup DAYS

Organized by Startup INVEST, this one-day event is designed to bring together start-ups and investors. It will include keynotes, panels, investor presentations, a pitch competition, one-on-one meetings and masterclasses for start-ups and companies.

Kursaal (BE) + Online

10/7/2020

ILMAC

ILMAC provides a platform in Lausanne for the chemical and life sciences community and thus fills a market gap in French-speaking Switzerland. The event combines the transfer of current knowledge with high-quality product offerings in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

Beaulieu, Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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