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Challenge QART 2023 opens its call for projects

Following the great success of the first edition, which attracted almost 100 different projects, the Canton of Vaud (SPEI and SERAC), the Inartis Foundation and the platform are launching the 2nd QART Innovation Challenge, "When Art Meets Technology". A genuine bridge between art and technology, this competition will encourage 5 ideas to enter the prototyping phase.


A Vaud startup tops the Top 100

The 13th edition of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award celebrated Switzerland’s best startups according to a 100-person strong jury: HAYA Therapeutics (1st), Planted Foods (2nd), and Yokoy Group (3rd) mad it to the podium. The award ceremony took place yesterday at the Startup Space in Schlieren.


Prêt?Partez, Pitch! 2023

The competition is aimed at entrepreneurs in French-speaking Switzerland with an entrepreneurial project or innovative idea. It offers candidates the opportunity to gain visibility, be challenged by experts and win up to CHF 50,000 in prizes - including a mentoring program tailored to the needs of the project, digital marketing consulting and a cash prize. Finalists will have the chance to pitch their project to the public on stage at the final on December 6 at the Olympic Museum.


Vallorbe has allocated a new land for economic activity in the Day business park.

This project is the result of collaboration between the commune and the regional development organization, the Association pour le Développement Économique du Nord Vaudois (ADNV), and the support of the Canton of Vaud. The establishment of Thermoflex, a company specializing in food packaging, is expected to create around 40 jobs in the Day business park.


Economic promotion: Strategic rapprochement with Quebec

A meeting between a delegation from the Quebec government and Vaud’s Department of the Economy, Innovation, Employment and Patrimony (DEIEP) took place yesterday in Lausanne. On this occasion, the State Councillor of the Department of the Economy, Innovation, Employment and Patrimony had the opportunity to exchange views with her Quebec counterpart, the Minister of International Relations and Francophonie and Minister responsible for the Status of Women. Sharing complementary values and assets in terms of innovation and the economy, Quebec and the Canton of Vaud, which have a common language, have agreed to set up a strategic rapprochement.


Innosuisse launches new call for projects for the Swiss Accelerator

The Swiss Innovation Agency is launching the second call for projects for the Swiss Accelerator. With this funding programme, Innosuisse is supporting innovation projects of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups that have already entered the market. Applications can be submitted as of today.


eeproperty celebrates its first fundraising round

eeproperty, pioneer in real estate technology for shared spaces, today announces a successful fundraising round with the support of Swiss group Après-demain SA. After 8 years of self-financing and having reached breakeven in 2019, the company has just secured a significant investment marking the beginning of a highly promising strategic collaboration.


Call for sustainable collaborative projects on the theme of construction

Calls for sustainable collaborative projects are part of the support fund for the Vaud economy. Financial assistance of up to CHF 100,000 can be granted to implement ideas put forward by at least three companies that decide to collaborate. We are looking for new ideas that will have an impact and that can be replicated. The deadline for applications is 30.09.2023.


Online federal support services for Swiss exporters

Thanks to a new interactive tool from SECO, internationally active Swiss SMEs can access a range of support and incentive offers in just a few clicks. In the area of exports, the tool presents the services offered by SERV, S-GE, SME Gateway and the Trade Fair and Project Committee.