EY Entrepreneur of the year Award goes to Flyability and beqom

For the 22nd time, Ernst & Young Switzerland has honoured outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in Switzerland. At the Samsung Hall Zurich in Dübendorf nearly 500 guests from business, politics and society took part in the award ceremony for this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Four winners were crowned, among them are two younger companies: Flyability SA in the category Emerging entrepreneur and beqom SA in the category Service/Commerce.


Launch of the HUB and Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNIL

University of Lausanne is strengthening its support for entrepreneurship and innovation by creating a HUB whose official launch will be celebrated during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). Discover this year how the GEW, a world-renowned event in entrepreneurship, is setting up in Lausanne. Dedicated to the theme of demystified entrepreneurship, GEW will be the subject of workshops, conferences and business lunches for students from all UNIL faculties from 18 to 21 November 2019.


L'Etat ne fait pas l'innovation mais peut l'accompagner

Pour Raphaël Conz, responsable de l'unité Entreprises au Service de la promotion de l'économie et de l'innovation (SPEI) de l'État de Vaud, l'innovation permet de renouveler et de diversifier le tissu économique. Le défi réside dans la formation des talents. Une interview vidéo réalisée par Vaud Innove, dans le cadre de l'étude menée par la BCV, Innovaud et la CVCI.


USA Innovation Discovery Mission

The canton of Vaud organizes, with S-GE, an economic mission around digital innovation, more specifically in the fields of life sciences, industry 4.0 and information and communication technologies. This one is dedicated to all managers of companies in Vaud using new technologies in their daily activities or wishing to be inspired by new innovative business models. Follow the Vaud delegation to the United States day by day!


Leclanché wins a 100 million contract with Bombardier

Leclanché, the specialist in lithium storage solutions based in Y-PARC, has won a contract worth nearly 100 million francs in the rail sector. It will provide the batteries for ten diesel locomotive hybridization projects for the Canadian Bombardier Group.


The taxation of startups in the Vaud canton

Overall, Switzerland offers a competitive tax environment for innovation. While framework conditions have been revised for the benefit of startups in recent years, the potential for improving tax policy remains significant. More in the seventh chapter of the study "Vaud innove" (in French)


Green Motion launches Pilot Project with Tata

Vaud scale-up Green Motion just shipped the first charging stations destined to Coimbatore, Pune and Mumbai in India. contacted its CEO, François Randin to learn more about the stakes and challenges of the ongoing pilot project with Tata Group.


MassChallenge Switzerland awards CHF 500'000 to 12 startups

The MassChallenge Switzerland 2019 Awards Ceremony shined a spotlight on promising startups and corporate intrapreneurship teams. A dozen start-ups received cash prices. 1000 startups had applied for the 2019 cohort of MassChallenge Switzerland, 76 had been selected and 12 companies were now announced as winners. Among the winners, ARTIRIA Medical and Emotion Food Company.


Circular Economy incubator launches the second edition

The Swiss-wide initiative Circular Economy Transition has opened the call for projects for its second edition of the Circular Economy Incubator. Selected 28 early-stage projects will have the opportunity to benefit from a three-month incubation program from February to May 2020. Selected startups will enrol in the incubation program in their respective city at the Impact Hubs in Bern, Geneva, Lausanne and Zurich. The application deadline is December 15, 2019.