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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.
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.
The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.
A dense network of schools and universities of global renown have placed the canton of Vaud at the forefront of education and research.
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 has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.
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.
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Discover the essential tools and concepts to start your own business. Welcome to GENILEM's toolbox for entrepreneurs! Here you will find all the practical tools, information sheets and useful links designed or selected by their coaches specializing in business creation, as part of their online guide: creating your business.
SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company, shaping the next chapter of the space and satellite industry from its headquarters in the canton of Vaud.
The leading event for real estate professionals will hold its fourth edition from 28 to 30 March. Speakers will give their views on the challenges facing the real estate industry in a context where innovation is paramount.
SwissTech Convention Center
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The Startup Board Academy have trained more than 2’000 alumni during the last 8 years and is launching a special international online session for board members who want to understand the specific challenges of startups and scale-ups boards
While global competition remains alive and well, "globalization" is undergoing some fundamental changes: New trade impediments and geopolitical risks are shaping daily international operations. Against this backdrop, Swiss SMEs have proven agile, and are emerging from the current crises with reorganized value chains that will make them more resilient and competitive over the long term. The International Trade Forum brings together valuable know-how about internationalization and the entrepeneurial experiences of the business community to explore the options for internationally operating SMEs and uncover new opportunities.
SwissTech Convention Center, EPFL