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The 7th Vaud International Business Awards' winners unveiled

The companies Intuitive Surgical Inc, a pioneer in robot-assisted minimally invasive surgery, the Boschung Group, a leader in the development and production of traffic surface condition management technologies, and Green Motion, a pioneer innovator in recharging systems for electric vehicles, were awarded at the 2020 edition.


WelQome 2: a budget of 20 millions for up to 60 million revenue

The Canton of Vaud and Qoqa launch a new welQome operation before the holidays. It will benefit both local players in Vaud and the general public. The Vaud tariff community Mobilis and the canton's transport companies are associated with the operation.


Csl Behring REI team and Biopôle enter a collaboration partnership

The partnership aims at bringing the Biopôle ecosystem and its start-ups closer to this global biotechnology leader and opening up networking opportunities within the scientific community. Biopôle will support CSL in its outreach to and engagement with biotech companies and associated academic institutions.


Firmenich joins Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley to accelerate sustainable food innovation

Firmenich, the world’s largest privately owned fragrance and taste company, is proud to announce that it has joined the Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley (SFNV), a global reference in sustainable food and nutrition innovation. Founded in 2020 by Nestlé, EPFL, Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne and the Swiss Canton of Vaud, SFNV provides a rich eco-system of expertise and cutting-edge science to address the major global food and nutrition challenges of the future.


Droople’s UK deal opens new business perspectives

Vaud based Droople and Fileder Filter Systems Ltd, one of the UK's largest Process Filtration & Water Treatment product suppliers, just announced their collaboration in the development of a tailor-made smart filtration solution that includes a wide range of products from Droople.


RISE inaugurates the Roxbourg MBA for Professionals

Roxbourg Institute of Sustainable Entrepreneurship (RISE) has launched the first Professional MBA program geared towards promoting sustainable innovation. With an $84 million budget over the next years, RISE plans to scale up to running 500 classes in parallel per calendar year, with 20 students in each class. Registration is open today for the first batch starting in February 2021.


One million Swiss francs for SEED Biosciences

The life sciences start-up SEED Biosciences has finalised the series A raising CHF 1 million. The capital will support the company’s growth ambitions, product industrialisation, and will enable it to further develop its proprietary technology.


CREAL raises CHF 6.5 million

The new funding will extend CREAL’s capabilities to bring its light-field display technology from the current hardware-development-kit stage to the complete technology package for the next-generation Augmented Reality (AR) glasses.


Kandou secures $92.3 million in a series C funding round

Kandou’s fresh capital brings the company’s total investment to $132.8 million. The funds will enable the startup to bring its first silicon product known as Matterhorn, a USB-C multiprotocol retimer solution with support for USB4, to market.