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

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.

MindMaze

MindMaze is a spin-off from the EPFL which has revolutionized neurological treatment. The start-up’s neurological retraining system is behind its rise to prominence in the unicorn category, i.e., new companies worth over a billion dollars.

Your Key-Partners

SPEI

Learn about financial incentives and support organizations

Innovaud

Accelerate your innovation projects

Regional Organizations

Benefit from a local support

DEV

Establish your business in the canton of Vaud

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

8/18/2019

Lake Geneva region ranks 4th worldwide in innovation strength

The Lake Geneva region ranks 4th in a comparison of 10 global innovation hubs. The new BAK Economics Technology Leadership Index shows which regions occupy top positions for cutting-edge technologies.

8/16/2019

Finalists announced for the Swisscom StartUp Challenge

Public voting is now open until August 22. As well as the main prize – a business acceleration program in Silicon Valley – all ten finalists have a chance of being voted the public’s favorite. The start-up with the most votes will win a special team event.

Events

8/30/2019

Romandie Launch of "Circular Economy Switzerland"

In early 2019 the swiss-wide movement "Circular Economy Switzerland" to promote the circular economy mindset across the country. This initiative is now launching in Western Switzerland with an event dedicated to circular solutions for SMEs and industry, offering conferences by influential personalities, workshops, and meetings.

Casino de Montbenon, Lausanne

9/2/2019

Apprenticeship: the benefits for your company

In Switzerland, more than two-thirds of students start out with an apprenticeship at the end of compulsory school. But what are the benefits for companies? This event will present the Swiss apprenticeship system and its benefits both for employers and apprentices. Two international companies, BOBST and Merck, will share their experience with apprentices.

BOBST SA, Mex

9/3/2019

Digital Day 2019

Under the motto «experiencing digital together», the population will meet on Tuesday, 3 September 2019 for the third national Digital Day. Several free events will take place in Lausanne and Yverdon-les-Bains.

Lausanne & Yverdon-les-Bains

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