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Vaud International Business Awards 2021

The winners of this year’s Vaud International Business Awards are Incyte, which is developing innovative drug treatments for cancer; Nexthink, a leading provider of Digital Employee Experience (DEX) software; and Frontiers Media, an innovative publisher of scientific journals that is a leader in the drive for open science.


H4: The new collaborative innovation platform

The Institut La Source, under the aegis of the Fondation La Source, is launching the H4, the first collaborative platform dedicated to innovation in healthcare. Financially supported by the State of Vaud, this entity will accompany Vaud-based companies innovating in this field, at all stages of their projects' development.


ADM inaugurates its new nutrition laboratory in Rolle

The global leader ADM announced the opening of its new animal nutrition laboratory located in Rolle, at the heart of the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley. The new lab will support the development of science-based feed additives to meet customer needs for petfood, aquaculture and livestock species worldwide.


Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) Challenge

Are you a startup or scaleup active in sustainable food? Do you want to work directly with leading food companies and have access to co-development opportunities? Apply now for the 3rd edition of the MassChallenge Switzerland Sustainable Food Solutions.


Coteries launches, the largest French language model

Coteries, based at the EPFL Innovation Park, has launched a new artificial intelligence for text generation. Any company active in the generation of French content that until now had access to models trained in English can now take advantage of the largest French-speaking model to date, publicly available in Beta version on


A new milestone for Kickstart

Kickstart Innovation, one of Europe's leading innovation platforms, has achieved over 200 innovation deals since its inception with the announcement of this year's 50 Proofs of Concepts (PoCs) and other partnerships between start-ups, scale-ups and established companies and organizations. As a partner, the state of Vaud is delighted to see the impact on collaboration and innovation for companies from the public and private sectors.


A new HUB dedicated to life sciences will be built in La Côte in 2023

The Genolier innovation HUB will be built on the clinic site. The 10,000 m2 platform is intended to bridge the gap between research and clinical application. It will house companies for a fixed period of time, offering them an environment that facilitates the transition from the experimental phase to practical applications. The new building is scheduled to open in late 2023.
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Space2Earth Accelerator 2022: Call for startups

This is an international acceleration programme for downstream space applications supported by the Canton of Vaud. It runs from January to June 2022 and features three in-person events in Switzerland and one in the United Kingdom. The goal is to bring together space startups and strategic partners across industries to boost the application of satellite data in new markets.


Masschallenge 2021: SmartHelio wins the diamond award

SmartHelio, a startup from Vaud, supported by SPEI, Innovaud and FIT, won the Diamond prize with CHF 140'000. A total of CHF 500'000 was awarded to the 12 best startups and 6 other Swiss startups finalists of its 2021 accelerator program.