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, 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

Our Key Sectors

Information & Digital Technologies

Life Sciences & Health

Research & Development



AI & Machine Learning

Our Success Stories


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.

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


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Regional Organizations

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SOPHiA GENETICS: towards data-driven medicine

Jurgi Camblong, alumnus from EPFL, CEO and co-founder of SOPHiA Genetics, aims at transforming medicine by moving from hypothesis-driven to data-driven medicine. We spoke with him at the Startup Champions Seed Night 2022 – a yearly event gathering investors and the best of Swiss and EPFL startups – about how being based in the canton of Vaud helped him grow his company, which reached the milestone of analyzing over one million genomic profiles and went public.


The canton of Vaud renews its financial support to the FIT

As a founding member of the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), the canton of Vaud today announces the renewal of its financial contribution to the Foundation, amounting to 16 million Swiss francs until 2030. Banque Cantonale Vaudoise is also renewing its support with CHF 4 million over the same period. With its convincing results over the last decade, the FIT will be able to continue to benefit from the support of the Canton and the BCV to ensure the continuation of its activities.



MedTech Investing Europe Forum 2022

The MTI conference programmes address the biggest topics in the industry, from investment topics such as “Where is the money coming from?” and “What do family offices look for and how do they invest?” to wider challenges such as “How does healthcare economics playout in the real world?” and “How do you plan and execute a successful exit”.

Royal Savoy


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.



Salon international des microtechniques & de la précision

This highly targeted industrial exhibition brings together the entire microtechnology sector and offers a wide range of technologies, from R&D to subcontracting to production technologies.

Besançon – France