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TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award 2023: Vote for your favorite Vaud-based startup!

Participate in the TOP 100 Public Voting and support your favorite Vaud-based startup! From now until July 23rd, 2023, all LinkedIn users have one vote each in the public competition to choose the 10 most innovative Swiss startups. The winners will be announced at the TOP 100 award ceremony on September 6th, 2023. Vote now!


Venture Leaders Cleantech 2023

Venture Leaders Cleantech brings 10 innovative Swiss startups to Munich from October 23rd to October 27th, 2023 for a week of intensive networking, business development and investor pitching. This will be an exclusive opportunity to get to know investors and international industry experts as a member of the “Swiss National Startup team”. Until June 15th, 2023 startups will be able to apply for one of the 10 highly coveted slots.


Fifth call for projects "Creation of video games"

Intended to support Vaud structures active in the field of video games, the support of the State of Vaud implemented by its Cultural Affairs Department (SERAC) is endowed with a total amount of 50,000 francs. One or more projects can be supported with different means according to their stage of progress: pre-production, production or post-production. Applications are due Friday, June 23.


NewBiologix launches with $50M to make gene therapies more viable

Founded by biotech veterans Igor Fisch and Nicolas Mermod, NewBiologix is committed to improving the generation and production of viral vectors used in gene and cell therapies by combining an innovative and proprietary bioinformatics platform with advanced R&D experimentation. The company will begin beta testing the cell line prototypes with key collaborators by 2024.


Bearmind SA wins the PERL Trophy 2023

The PERL 2023 ceremony took place this Wednesday, May 3 in Beaulieu-Lausanne in front of some 250 guests. The Lausanne Region Trophy, endowed with CHF 50,000.-, is awarded to the company Bearmind SA for its creation of sensors integrated into sports helmets to anticipate the risk of brain damage. Four other prizes worth CHF 10,000.- each went to innovative companies in the Lausanne region. The Public Prize, an additional amount of CHF 10,000.- goes to Wepot.


BMW’s Largest Shareholder, Stefan Quandt, Invests in Swiss Scaleup Ecorobotix

Swiss AgTech company, Ecorobotix, to accelerate growth of AI powered plant-by-plant recognition and ultra-high precision smart sprayer system after completing its largest funding round to date - investments co-lead by Stefan Quandt, owner of Aqton PE.


In 2022 Innovaud strengthened its mission to support innovation in the Vaud economy

Innovaud's results for the year 2022 are positive. The innovation and investment promotion agency for the canton of Vaud has consolidated its assistance and support for technological and innovative companies in the canton. Innovaud has also contributed to the establishment of 30 companies in key sectors, with the prospect of nearly 500 jobs in five years, despite the difficult economic situation.


Annual report 2022 of the economic promotion of the canton of Vaud

In a difficult global economic context, punctuated by uncertainties and repeated crises, Vaud's economic promotion department successfully pursued its mission by providing support for 748 business projects, which is a record. Under the impetus of the new legislative program, 2022 has seen the rise of support funds for innovation and the sustainable economy. Foreign investments remained stable with the establishment of 30 new companies in the canton of Vaud.


Sustainable economy support fund

Launched a year ago, the CHF 25 million sustainable economy support fund has already supported 75 companies through three types of direct financial aid. New calls for projects will be launched this year. These grants are intended for all companies based in the canton wishing to make the transition to sustainability.