The perfect setting to invest and innovate

Innovaud is the innovation and investment promotion agency for the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region. We have a long history of supporting innovation by startups, scale-ups, SMEs and large tech companies. We are also the gateway for foreign companies wanting to establish a presence in the heart of Europe. Our services are offered free of charge and backed by Vaud’s Department of the Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS).

Invest in the canton of Vaud 

Vaud is the ideal place for businesses looking to invest in innovation. More than 2,000 technology companies are based in our region and employ some 50,000 highly skilled professionals. Those businesses, combined with our world-class universities – like EPFL, a renowned engineering school, and HEIG-VD, a school of engineering and management – form part of our dense innovation ecosystem. Vaud is also recognized internationally in many cutting-edge fields such as foodtech, sporttech, trusttech, healthcare, digital technology, drones and space systems.

Innovate in the Canton of Vaud

At Innovaud, we can help your business take full advantage of the innovation potential Vaud has to offer. We have been supporting innovative startups, scale-ups, SMEs and corporates in our region since 2013.

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Your investment opportunities in the canton of Vaud

The canton of Vaud is home to thousands high-tech companies and some of the most highly-reputed research centers in Europe. These hubs bring together knowledge, specialized workers and infrastructures. They benefit from strong political support for their development.

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Our assets

Vaud is the leading canton for research and innovation in Switzerland and one of the wealthiest regions in the world. Universities, research centers and businesses work hand in hand through a variety of joint ventures and collaborative R&D programs. Located in the heart of Europe – at the foot of the Alps on the picturesque shores of Lake Geneva – Vaud offers an exceptional quality of life and an unparalleled variety of sporting, cultural and family activities.