We Grow Innovation

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.

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

Benefit from a local support

We are here to support you

Activate our network

Develop an innovation project

Find land or premises

Obtain financing

News

3/3/2021

FIT Investors, a platform that connects investors and start-ups

Tested and launched in the second half of 2020, FIT Investors has the dual objective of facilitating contact between qualified and recognized investors and start-ups supported by FIT (Foundation for Technological Innovation) that are in the process of raising funds.

2/25/2021

Vaud innovation hub rises to current and future food challenges

Relying on its long agricultural tradition, the canton of Vaud has seen the agri-food sector develop over a century ago with the creation of Nestlé in 1905. Since then, the local foodtech ecosystem has become a world reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation.

Events

3/8/2021

2nd Annual European HealthTech CEO Forum

This year programme will include HealthTech Innovation Day, focusing on Investment & Partnership in MedTech and Digital Health, and Pandemic Response Day, focusing on new developments in tackling pandemic. Keynotes and panels from industry leaders as well as over 20 corporate presentations by public, private and growth companies, await you.

Online

3/9/2021

Appel aux PME: Envie d’innover en collaborant avec le CSEM ou l’EPFL

Lors de ce Digital Journey, les gagnants du prix 2020 seront révélés. Découvrez les « Success Stories » de projets de collaboration entre les instituts académiques, les centres de recherche et les PME suisses, ainsi que les divers outils de l’innovation proposés par le CSEM et l’EPFL.

Online

3/12/2021

14th Annual European Life Sciences CEO Forum

This global bio-pharma industry event will address through its programme the main challenges for 2021 in investment, partnering and alliance management. Key players contribute their insights in panels which cover the macro picture as well as innovation in different therapeutic sectors.

Online

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