Innovation advances good jobs and long-term prosperity. Promoting innovative firms enhances the economic vitality of towns, cities, regions and entire countries. With these central principles in focus, the Canton of Vaud recently took an important step forward. Along with regional partners in the business and scientific communities, the canton launched Innovaud in 2013, a private/public platform to support innovation in Vaud. As a non-profit association, Innovaud has the vital mission of helping leaders of innovation projects to realize their potential. Its means for achieving this are the expertise of its innovation consultants and an extensive network of innovators to which Innovaud provides access.