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The 8th annual Vaud International Business Awards announces its three winners

Incyte, Nexthink and Frontiers Media were awarded last night at IMD, during the PVEI 2021. This prize distinguishes three companies active in the canton and having an international impact. It is awarded jointly by the Department of Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS), the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) and Innovaud.


Sustainable Food Solutions (SFS) Challenge

Are you a startup or scaleup active in sustainable food? Do you want to work directly with leading food companies and have access to co-development opportunities? Apply now for the 3rd edition of the MassChallenge Switzerland Sustainable Food Solutions.


Swiss Robotics Day - Fostering innovation and collaboration between universities and industry

Swiss robotics was in the spotlight at the "2021 Swiss Robotics Day" which took place on November 2nd at the StageOne Event and Convention Hall in Zurich. Innovaud was there to represent Vaud scene. The next edition will take place in Lausanne in 2022.


EVRYTHNG to join forces with Digimarc in 2022

Two global leaders in digital identification are about to join forces. Digimarc Corporation announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Product Cloud EVRYTHNG, a company that Innovaud supported in its establishment in Lausanne.
Thanks to the combination of their technologies and their presence on the world markets, this merger will enable them to provide a complete set of solutions to customers. In short, more transparency and traceability for users throughout the supply chain.


Coteries launches, the largest French language model

Coteries, based at the EPFL Innovation Park, has launched a new artificial intelligence for text generation. Any company active in the generation of French content that until now had access to models trained in English can now take advantage of the largest French-speaking model to date, publicly available in Beta version on


A new milestone for Kickstart

Kickstart Innovation, one of Europe's leading innovation platforms, has achieved over 200 innovation deals since its inception with the announcement of this year's 50 Proofs of Concepts (PoCs) and other partnerships between start-ups, scale-ups and established companies and organizations. As a partner, the state of Vaud is delighted to see the impact on collaboration and innovation for companies from the public and private sectors.


A new HUB dedicated to life sciences will be built in La Côte in 2023

The Genolier innovation HUB will be built on the clinic site. The 10,000 m2 platform is intended to bridge the gap between research and clinical application. It will house companies for a fixed period of time, offering them an environment that facilitates the transition from the experimental phase to practical applications. The new building is scheduled to open in late 2023.
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Labster to acquire Swiss VR startup UbiSim

Labster, the world's leading platform for virtual labs and interactive science, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire UbiSim, the virtual reality training platform for nursing, based in Lausanne. With this acquisition, Labster significantly expands its nursing education offering, further supporting its mission to transform access to high quality science education. (©


Can space do more for Earth?

In the midst of the pandemic, Gaétan Petit, a neuroscience-trained newcomer to the space world, launched Space4Impact.
Guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, it strives to maximize the positive impact of space technologies on Earth, connecting new space ventures with non-space markets.