Innovaud is the first port of call for innovation in Vaud, providing free support to innovative start-ups, scale-ups and small and medium-sized businesses in the canton. Innovaud focuses on innovations in cutting-edge technology or new approaches.

Innovaud prioritizes support for businesses in the fields of life sciences, precision industry, cleantech, and information and communication technology (ITC). The support includes : financing, support, promotion, hosting, networking. Innovaud helps companies in the canton of Vaud (SA, Sàrl or subsidiary; the commercial register being a proof).

Innovaud was created in February 2013 by:

• The Department of the Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS) of the canton of Vaud
• The Department of Education, Youth and Culture (DFJC) of the canton of Vaud
• 6 technology parks of the canton of Vaud (Ateliers de Renens, Biopôle, EPFL Innovation Park, technopôle de Sainte-Croix, TecOrbe, Y-PARC)
• The Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT)
• The Vaud Association for the Promotion of Innovation and Technology (AIT)

Innovaud Team

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The team (from left to right) :

> Didier SCHWARZ
Innovation advisor, digital

> Jean-Michel STAUFFER
Innovation advisor, precision industry and cleantech

> Daniela VALIANI
Administration and finance

> Roselyn ORMOND
Head of events

> Pierre-Jean WIPFF
Innovation advisor, life sciences

> Lara ROSSI
Head of communication

> Patrick BARBEY
Director and innovation advisor, information and communication technologies

The committee

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The committee is composed by

> Jean-Philippe Lallement
EPFL Innovation Park Director

> Stefan Kohler
PACTT Director

> Raphaël Conz
Companies Section Manager of the Economic Promotion (SPEI)

> Julien Guex
FIT General Secretary
CVCI Deputy Director

> Jean-Marc Buchillier
ADNV Director

> Ariane Baechler
DGES Deputy Director

> François Pugliese
Elite SA Director

> Remi Walbaum
Innovaud President
Chief Innovation and Valorisation Officer EHL
CGN President

> Isabelle Durafourg
Innovaud Vice-President
Strategos SA Director
AIT President

> Martha Liley
R&D Center Director, HEIG-VD

Annual reports

Annual report 2019 (in French)

We present a fully digital annual report this year

Annual report 2018 (in French)

Annual report 2017 (in French)

2016 Annual Report (in french)

2015 Annual Report (in french)

2014 Annual Report (in french)

2013 Annual Report (in french)