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

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

9/20/2020

Enquête auprès des entrepreneurs vaudois

La nouvelle Politique d'Appui au Développement Économique (PADE) du Canton de Vaud, pour la période 2020 - 2025, intègre la durabilité comme axe transversal. Afin de la concrétiser, le SPEI et le Bureau de la Durabilité (BUD) du Canton de Vaud en collaboration avec leurs partenaires (CVCI, Centre Patronal, FVE, UPIAV) vous sollicitent pour obtenir vos avis et recommandations. Par ce sondage en ligne, il s'agit de mieux comprendre vos attentes et besoins concernant la transition vers une économie durable.

9/18/2020

Call for applications : Prix SUD 2020

Le Temps is launching the third edition of the Prix SUD which offers visibility to three start-ups domiciled in Switzerland that are particularly dynamic and active in sustainable development (energy, environment, resources). If your start-up is less than 5 years old and is developing an original, responsible and marketable product or service, then do not hesitate to submit your application by Thursday, October 15, 2020.

Events

9/21/2020

Swiss Medtech Day

The annual Swiss medtech day brings together various payers in the medical technology industry to discover and discuss new trends in the industry. A wide range of activities including poster sessions, award ceremony and networking awaits the visitors.

Kuursal, Bern

9/22/2020

Sustainable Food Systems

Two of the burning issues of our time are how to reduce CO2 emissions and sustainably feed the 10 billion people expected to live in the world by 2050. MassChallenge organized this very special online event in September to shed light on these challenges and propose potential solutions to CEOs of start-ups, companies and venture capital firms.

Online

9/24/2020

Convergence in Oncology Summit

For the 3rd consecutive year, Biopôle SA and Salus Partners are joining forces to organize this annual international meeting of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors active in the field of oncology.

Online

Free tickets for PME & Startups

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