Energy & Environment
ICT & Digital
Life Sciences & Health
Nutrition & FoodTech
Precision Engineering


Enerdrape: Turning existing underground environments into source of energy

Born in the Laboratory of Soil Mechanics of EPFL in 2021, the Vaud based Cleantech startup Enerdrape provides an alternative renewable heating and cooling solution for buildings. The young company has attracted the attention of several renowned programs and labels in the field of technology and sustainability. It has just won the PERL 2022 trophy.


Results 2021 of the Vaud economic promotion

Support for innovation and entrepreneurship: a successful ecosystem despite the uncertainties linked to COVID. It is under this title that the Vaud economic promotion presented its results yesterday at Station R, startup incubator based in Renens. As a result, the economic promotion of Vaud is "doing well", according to the articles of the ATS, the 24 heures and LFM.


Annual report 2021 of the economic promotion of the canton of Vaud

Despite the uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Vaud's economic development agency continued to actively support entrepreneurs and companies that are innovating to withstand the crisis. The law on support for economic development has continued to provide the basis for a system that has proved its worth.


Our 2021 annual report is out!

Discover our results, the portraits of 7 Vaud-based companies - which illustrate the diversity and renewal of our economic fabric, our summary of innovation in our region, our communication and our events, and the trends of tomorrow. All this in a dedicated mini-site: Innovaud's 2021 annual report!


Discover the Canadian market with Vaud’s trade mission 2022

Open to all companies in the canton - from start-ups to SMEs to multinationals - the next trade mission from the Canton of Vaud will be in Canada (Montreal and Toronto) from the 11th until the 16th September 2022. The fields of innovation highlighted during this mission are Life Sciences, Artificial Intelligence and Manufacturing.


Ma Cher, a certified B Corp, sets the example for profit with a purpose

“Make better things to make things better.” The company’s quippy tagline says it all. Ma Cher is on a mission to make the world a better place, by helping brands make things more responsibly.


Qaptis receives CHF 100,000 from FIT for its CO2 capture solution

The EPFL spin-off Qaptis has developed a technology capable of capturing 90% of the CO2 emitted by internal combustion engines, mainly those of trucks and boats. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Qaptis finalise its prototype with a view to launching the commercialisation of its product.


Tune Insight receives CHF 100,000 from FIT to collaborate on sensitive data

Tune Insight develops a software solution that enables organizations to collaborate securely for extracting collective insights from their most sensitive and confidential data. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Tune Insight expand the development team and move from proofs-of-concept to licensing revenues in further verticals, including health, insurance and cybersecurity.


HemostOD receives CHF 100,000 from FIT for its on-demand blood platelets

Based at the EPFL Innovation Park, HemostOD has developed an innovative solution for ex vivo on-demand production of blood platelets, thus providing an efficient alternative to blood donor platelet transfusions as known today. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow HemostOD to pursue its projects in collaboration with UNIL, CHUV and UNIGE.