Our success stories

Abionic

This Vaud-based medtech company uses nanofluidic technology to speed up the blood-test process and get quicker medical diagnostics. Founded in 2010, Abionic is a rapidly-developing start-up that is now looking to expand its horizons internationally.

APCO Technologies

Since establishing itself in Aigle in 2008, APCO Technologies has enjoyed significant growth in the space, energy and heavy industry sectors. The family-run business has gone from strength to strength, and now works with the Swiss Space Center and on the European Ariane 6 rocket.

Audemars Piguet

This prestigious watch manufacturer was created in 1875 in Le Brassus and has built a reputation the world over for its complex mechanisms. It remains ahead of the competition thanks to its use of hi-tech materials and research into ever more advanced mechanisms, combining technology with tradition.

CISCO

This US giant which specializes in network equipment has been based in Rolle since 2007. The group also has a development unit within the EPFL Innovation Park and is anticipating widespread digital disruption across all sectors of industry.

Cla-Val

Cla-Val is a pioneer in the production, sale, and maintenance of automatic control valves. The company set up its European center in Lausanne in 1983, and over the years its area of expertise has extended to the fire protection, marine, and aviation sectors.

Combagroup

Combagroup uses new environmentally-friendly technologies including a mobile aeroponic system that is unique in the world. Lettuce and aromatic herbs are sprayed with water and nutrients using retractable vertical nozzles.

ecoRobotix

This company has designed a robot which can detect and eliminate weeds using a camera which scans the various crops. The device is also capable of navigating autonomously in between rows of crops.

Elite

This mattress manufacturer has been established in the canton of Vaud since 1895 and has innovated by means of a rental solution for beds and mattresses based on usage called "Smart Lease." Other projects are currently being worked on, including "the digital concierge" which is being developed in conjunction with the School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD).

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical company which develops and markets solutions in the sectors of reproductive and maternal health, urology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. It was originally founded in Sweden and set up business in the Vaud municipality of Saint-Prex in 2006.

Green Motion

This business is a pure player active in charging facilities for electric vehicles and has a complete range of home and public stations. This company is anticipating 4% of all cars in Switzerland to have converted to this system by 2020.

Lamina Technologies

Lamina is a specialist in the production of tungsten carbide cutting tools which it delivers in the thousands to the medical, automotive, and aeronautics sectors. It was created in Yverdon-les-Bains in 2001 and is now considered to be one of the greatest success stories in Vaud in recent years.

Leclanché

This company has long been the jewel in the crown of Swiss industry and is one of the world leaders in energy storage solutions, particularly for renewable energies.

Medtronic

This US medical technology giant has developed partnerships with various figures in the local financial and scientific community. Since setting up business in Tolochenaz in 1996, the group has worked very closely with the EPFL, HEIG-VD, and CHUV academic institutions.

MindMaze

MindMaze is a spin-off from the EPFL which has revolutionized neurological treatment. The start-up’s neurological retraining system is behind its rise to prominence in the unicorn category, i.e., new companies worth over a billion dollars.

NetGuardians

NetGuardians is a fintech company based in Yverdon-les-Bains that is renowned for its fraud prevention and risk-attenuation solutions. Its main innovation is its ability to detect fraud before it occurs by means of behavioral analysis technology.

Nexthink

This Lausanne-based company provides businesses with a solution for their digital experience management. They are a software provider that gives their clients the information they require to limit their costs, reduce their IT issues, and ensure data security.

Predictive Layer

Predictive Layer’s mission is to provide leading services in automated predictive analysis. The company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to process client information and correlate it with open data to establish short-term forecasts.

Safe Host

This small business currently manages three data centers, including the largest in Switzerland, in the Nyon region. The company is expanding, with its mission being to meet all data storage needs across the board.

SenseFly

SenseFly is based in Cheseaux and has enjoyed rapid growth to become the world leader in drones for professional usage. Its products can map large areas with high precision and in 3D, as well as inspect buildings and works of art.

SICPA

This company specializes in security and is developing solutions to authenticate and identify products and protect identity papers. It has established itself as the world’s premier supplier of ultra-securitized ink for bank notes.

Sophia Genetics

This company is a pioneer in personalized genetic medicine, breaking down and analyzing patients’ molecular data and then providing a diagnostic and suggesting personalized treatment. This particularly applies to cancers and various hereditary illnesses.

Sunstar

This Japanese group which is active in consumer goods, in particular oral hygiene products, established premises at the Littoral Parc in Etoy in 2009. The similarities between Switzerland and Japan were one of the reasons why the company chose to set up its head-quarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.