ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Cleantech at the forefront of technology

Climate change, pollution, and the deterioration of ecosystems are problems that are part of our daily lives nowadays. Throughout the world, the development of solutions to reduce the consumption of natural resources and limit greenhouse gas emissions is intensifying. The global cleantech market is worth 2,500 billion euros, with an annual average growth rate of 10.6% over the past 10 years, and it is expected to continue to progress at a rate of 6.5% per annum until 2025.

The canton of Vaud has been active in dealing with these issues for a number of years now via such companies as Leclanché (energy storage solutions) and Romande Energie (development of renewable energies and energy efficiency), as well as being involved with innovative projects such as Bertrand Piccard’s famous SolarImpulse solar aircraft.

In Western Switzerland, the cleantech cluster CleantechAlps is committed to promoting the sector. It helps to support and network companies involved, at the same time integrating the research institutes that are active in cleantech. The EPFL’s environment sciences and engineering faculty and the Ecotechnology faculty at the HEIG-VD in particular are a breeding ground for cutting-edge knowledge and indeed experts. Plenty of start-ups are also emerging in the cleantech sector, most notably in innovative fields such as agritech and smart grids.

Find out more about Energy & Environment in Vaud

Our success stories

Swissto12

Swissto12 has firmly established its position as a promising startup<br />in the aerospace and satellite industry thanks to its innovative 3D<br />printing technology.

Swissquote

Swissquote is the leading online bank in Switzerland. Since 1997, the company has distinguished itself by offering access to world class financial services to the broadest possible public.

Sunstar

This Japanese group which is active in consumer goods, in particular oral hygiene products, established premises at the Littoral Parc in Etoy in 2009. The similarities between Switzerland and Japan were one of the reasons why the company chose to set up its head-quarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.

News

7/26/2021

Meet FIT startups: Sustainable future

Discover the video portraits of CleanGreens and Agrosustain, produced by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).

7/19/2021

A wireless remote control to solve erectile dysfunction

Comphya designed the first implantable neurostimulator that allows patients with erectile dysfunction to activate the nerve responsible for penile erections using a wireless remote control.

News

7/26/2021

Meet FIT startups: Sustainable future

Discover the video portraits of CleanGreens and Agrosustain, produced by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).

7/19/2021

A wireless remote control to solve erectile dysfunction

Comphya designed the first implantable neurostimulator that allows patients with erectile dysfunction to activate the nerve responsible for penile erections using a wireless remote control.

News

7/26/2021

Meet FIT startups: Sustainable future

Discover the video portraits of CleanGreens and Agrosustain, produced by the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT).

7/19/2021

A wireless remote control to solve erectile dysfunction

Comphya designed the first implantable neurostimulator that allows patients with erectile dysfunction to activate the nerve responsible for penile erections using a wireless remote control.

Our success stories

Swissto12

Swissto12 has firmly established its position as a promising startup<br />in the aerospace and satellite industry thanks to its innovative 3D<br />printing technology.

Swissquote

Swissquote is the leading online bank in Switzerland. Since 1997, the company has distinguished itself by offering access to world class financial services to the broadest possible public.

Sunstar

This Japanese group which is active in consumer goods, in particular oral hygiene products, established premises at the Littoral Parc in Etoy in 2009. The similarities between Switzerland and Japan were one of the reasons why the company chose to set up its head-quarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.

Events

8/31/2021

Workshop : Basics of Regulatory Affairs in Medtech

This training provides you with the basics of regulatory affairs in MedTech with a focus on MDR and IVDR (Medical Devices and In-Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices Regulation). Get an overview of the regulatory landscape, hear about the basic concepts and principles and get insights into the necessary steps but also pitfalls when bringing a MedTech product to the market. Discuss with the experts.

EPFL, Auditorium SG1

9/16/2021

Trust in Healthcare

Trust and transparency are vital to educate and reassure us about health technology. Patients need to understand why their data is so crucial for the future of healthcare, how it will be used, what measures are in place to secure and protect it, and who is accountable.

Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source

9/21/2021

Micronora

This highly targeted exhibition brings together the entire microtechnology sector and offers a very broad multi-technology offering, ranging from R&D to subcontracting to production technologies.

Besançon, France