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

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Find land or premises

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News

1/18/2021

Flagship: Innosuisse announces the first two themes

The Flagship Initiative aims to foster systemic innovation that helps to master major challenges for economy and society. For its first call, Innosuisse has chosen two topics that take into account of the effects caused in economy and society by the Covid-19-pandemic.

1/15/2021

CES 2021 : Leman Micro Devices (LMD) Unveils its V-Sensor

Announced during CES, the V-Sensor is the first-ever miniature standalone device that measures five vital signs – blood pressure, blood oxygen (Sp02), respiration rate, pulse rate, and body temperature – to medical accuracy, with no other devices needed.

Events

1/20/2021

Petits Déj' des PME et start-up

For this first edition in 2021, the Association de la Région du Gros-de-Vaud (ARGDV) and the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation invite you to address the subject of public procurement through the feedback of 4 speakers.

Online

1/25/2021

Applied Machine Learning Day : AI & Democracy

The AI & Democracy track explores the challenges and opportunities that lie at the intersection of politics, law, and machine learning – beyond Fake News and Cambridge Analytica. Open Government Initiatives have opened access to vast amounts of data that political scientists, lawmakers, legal experts, journalists, and data scientists exploit to gain insights into political and legal processes.

Online

2/7/2021

mAm 2021

Following in the success of the editions of an entire decade, The Micronarc Alpine Meeting will continue its focus on equipment and innovative processes and technologies for manufacturing microproducts. This 2 day conference is a proven venue for stimulating quality networking and discussions in the casual atmosphere of Villars. A selection of invited speakers and presentations will comprise the program.

Eurotel Victoria, Villars

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