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Entrepreneur's toolbox

Discover the essential tools and concepts to start your own business. Welcome to GENILEM's toolbox for entrepreneurs! Here you will find all the practical tools, information sheets and useful links designed or selected by their coaches specializing in business creation, as part of their online guide: creating your business.


SWISSto12, connecting a safer world through space

SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company, shaping the next chapter of the space and satellite industry from its headquarters in the canton of Vaud.


Programme de retribution des économies d'énergie REE

The Directorate General for the Environment (DGE) officially opens the 2023 edition of the program through a call for projects. With a budget of CHF 1 million, the objective is to financially support thermal energy saving projects in priority, and, secondarily, electricity saving projects. Submit your project until May 31.


Competitive project funding for start-ups before market entry

Since mid-February, start-ups can submit applications for direct support to Innosuisse to carry out innovation projects. These projects should prepare the first market entry of the young companies. An online webinar and a question and answer session allow to learn more about this new instrument.


SyNNergy: "Smart Building" call for projects

Big data, IoT, intelligent systems: new technologies are transforming the real estate and construction industries. Faced with these new opportunities, inter-company collaboration is a factor in accelerating change. In 2023, the SyNNergy program will support innovative digital collaborative projects on the theme of smart building. The program provides funding for part of the project costs (working hours, equipment, etc.) and free support from a coach.


EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™

Are you a visionary entrepreneur who influences markets and people? If so, the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ competition is for you. This program is more than just an award. This community of entrepreneurs, the largest in the world, is a movement. Enter now for a chance to win one of four categories!


Resilient tourism: 5 projects to accelerate digital transformation

The EHL Hospitality Business School, the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) and Vaud Promotion are joining forces to support SMEs active in the tourism sector in Vaud. Five project leaders will benefit from six months of coaching and will contribute to the digital transformation of the canton of Vaud.


Showcase2030: call for sustainable solutions

Are you working on an innovative solution to advance sustainability? Apply now for Showcase2030 call for sustainable solutions! The best ideas will be presented to an ecosystem of innovation actors on 31st May in Showcase2030 solutions exhibition. Register today and gain exposure and connect to new ecosystem actors as well as being part of a larger narative of solutions that contribute to a sustainable transformation.


Thirteen high-growth companies join Scale Up Vaud in 2023

Thirteen high-tech companies have joined the Scale Up Vaud program this year: Aequivalent, Bloom Biorenewables, ClearSpace, CREAL, CYSEC, Daphne Technology, INPHER, Insolight, Samantree Medical, Sensile Technologies, Smeetz, Swibeco and A total of 50 Vaud-based firms are now part of the program, and together they raised more than CHF 525 million in capital in 2022. Since they were founded, they’ve created nearly 3,500 jobs in Switzerland and some 4,900 jobs globally.