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The Nyon Region stimulates the economy of its municipalities through the Innovation Award.

The Nyon Region rewards innovative business projects that contribute to the regional economy. The Innovation Award offers a spotlight to small or large companies, associations, craftsmen or young creators. Project leaders have until October 31 to send in their applications


YouHodler opens Lausanne headquarters

By offering to use crypto as collateral to get instant cash or crypto loans, the FinTech company enables to both hold crypto assets and profit from liquidity. In 2019, Ilya Volkov, CEO of YouHodler, chose to set-up his business in Vaud. He now also coordinates the activity of the CryptoValley association in Western Switzerland and Western Europe.


Batmaid ready for expansion with CHF 25 million

AEVIS VICTORIA has made a CHF 25 million investment in Batgroup SA, the parent company of Batmaid - the leading Swiss online provider of cleaning services. The funds will support the company’s expansion in Switzerland and internationally.


23 Vaud startups in the TOP 100 2021

The TOP 100 Swiss startups were unveiled on 8 September in Schlieren (ZH). Some 23 of these young companies come from the canton of Vaud, and 10 of them are newcomers to the ranking this year. CREAL and AgroSustain enter the TOP 10. The canton of Vaud has confirmed its attractiveness to young, promising technology companies with the potential of becoming Vaud's next scale-ups that successfully make it to the stock market, such as SOPHiA GENETICS and Astrocast.


Nestlé R&D Accelerator Calls for Foodtech Startups and Entrepreneurs

The Accelerator offers a 6-month immersive entrepreneurial experience from “idea to shop”, empowering cross-functional teams to market their pioneering and disruptive solutions that embrace new science, technology and love of food.


SolarStratos spreads its wings ever higher!

For the first time, Raphaël Domjan made a test flight at the controls of SolarStratos, wearing a spacesuit at an altitude of 4000 feet. The ultimate goal of this ambitious project is to reach the stratosphere using solar energy during a flight that will last between six and eight hours.


SOPHiA GENETICS opens new offices in Rolle with the support of the State of Vaud

SOPHiA GENETICS, a world leader in data-driven medicine, announced the opening of new offices in Rolle (VD). These new facilities will allow the growing company to expand its capacity to accommodate a new office space and a new R&D laboratory.


Inauguration of Incyte BioPlant, the new organic production site

Incyte has announced the opening of its organic production facility at Y-PARC. This new multi-product, high-performance facility consists of a 13,300 square meter campus with three buildings housing production, technical operations and analytical laboratories.


The FIT launches a new programme for start-ups in the food, nutrition and hospitality sectors

With the launch of a Food & Hospitality Vertical, the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) is for the first time implementing field-specific support for start-ups. The Food & Hospitality Vertical includes two programmes: FIT Food & Hospitality by EHL for digital start-ups (previously known as FIT Digital by EHL and launched in 2019) and the new FIT Food Tech, launched in association with Nestlé, aiming to foster collaboration and investment between food-industry and early-stage tech start-ups in the local innovation ecosystem. B’ZEOS is the first start-up to take part in the FIT Food Tech.