We Grow Innovation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Following the launch of the HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation in 2019, UNIL joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) in early 2021 with a view of strengthening its support to entrepreneurship and consequently providing innovative solutions to the challenges affecting our society. UNIL becomes a member of the FIT Foundation Board and of the FIT Digital Selection Committee. Similarly, FIT joins the jury of the HUB’s UCreate programmes.
La mobilière is setting up a new innovation platform dedicated to SMEs and NGOs. The Mobilière Forum Lausanne offers workshops to start projects related to a business, product or service concept in the space of two and a half days.
The presentation of the spring survey’s results will provide an overview of Vaud-based companies’ current situation and preoccupations, included a special subsidiary question regarding the consequences of the current crisis on businesses.
Attend the last stage of the largest competition of entrepreneurs from emerging countries. Discover the most promising startups from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as the latest technology trends in these regions. The Seedstars Global Summit is also a unique opportunity to access an international network.
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The Scale up Bootcamps offer you rich business development opportunities with industry leaders to accelerate growth and scale your business over a half-day event.