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, research centers and companies, providing entrepreneurs with endless possibilities for innovation.

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

CleanGreens

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

DEPsys has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

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.

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

8/11/2022

GreenTech Startup Battle: 20 Startups ready for the show

The Swiss Digital Days kick off on 5th September at Bundesplatz in Bern. As part of the program, 20 cleantech startups will present their solutions to the public audience across Switzerland and compete for a prize for each of the seven regions.

8/9/2022

Collaborative projects in sustainability

The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) is launching the first call for collaborative projects from the sustainable economy support fund. The prize is financial aid of up to CHF 100,000 for projects carried out by a consortium of at least three companies and aimed at transforming the economy into a more sustainable one.

Events

8/25/2022

Numerik Games Festival

The Numerik Games Festival returns from 26 to 28 August 2022 with a programme and a unifying theme, music. As a partner of the event, Innovaud will take part in the SME days, as a preview of the festival, on 25 August 2022.

Yverdon-les-Bains

9/6/2022

Forum de l'économie vaudoise

How to train human capital to collaborate with artificial intelligence? This is the theme of the 2022 edition of the Forum de l'économie vaudoise. Through the interventions of five speakers, come and discover what 2030 will be made of. Registration is open until Friday 26 August.

Beaulieu

9/7/2022

TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2022

Switzerland is the home of excellent deeptech startups, and there is a unique opportunity to discover the best of them at the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2022.

Zurich

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