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.

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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

5/17/2021

Biopole unveils new fund for start-ups

The Biopôle life sciences campus in Lausanne announces the launch of a new fund dedicated to supporting the next generation of impact-driven life sciences entrepreneurs.

5/17/2021

UNIL joins FIT – An active collaboration to support entrepreneurship

In the continuity of the collaboration between PACTT UNIL-CHUV and FIT as well as the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation HUB in 2019, UNIL joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) in early 2021, with a view of strengthening its support to entrepreneurship and consequently providing innovative solutions to the challenges affecting our society.

News

5/17/2021

Biopole unveils new fund for start-ups

The Biopôle life sciences campus in Lausanne announces the launch of a new fund dedicated to supporting the next generation of impact-driven life sciences entrepreneurs.

5/17/2021

UNIL joins FIT – An active collaboration to support entrepreneurship

In the continuity of the collaboration between PACTT UNIL-CHUV and FIT as well as the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation HUB in 2019, UNIL joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) in early 2021, with a view of strengthening its support to entrepreneurship and consequently providing innovative solutions to the challenges affecting our society.

News

5/17/2021

Biopole unveils new fund for start-ups

The Biopôle life sciences campus in Lausanne announces the launch of a new fund dedicated to supporting the next generation of impact-driven life sciences entrepreneurs.

5/17/2021

UNIL joins FIT – An active collaboration to support entrepreneurship

In the continuity of the collaboration between PACTT UNIL-CHUV and FIT as well as the launch of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation HUB in 2019, UNIL joined the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) in early 2021, with a view of strengthening its support to entrepreneurship and consequently providing innovative solutions to the challenges affecting our society.

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

5/20/2021

Online Seedstars World Competition

Attend the last stage of the largest competition of entrepreneurs from emerging countries. Discover the most promising startups from Africa, Latin America, Asia, the Middle East and Eastern Europe, as well as the latest technology trends in these regions. The Seedstars Global Summit is also a unique opportunity to access an international network.

Online

Free tickets for PME & Startups

5/20/2021

Pharmacies – a new actor for business model innovation in healthtech

Bringing innovation to patients is a key to success and innovating companies struggle finding the right channel to reach them. This event, organised by Innovaud in collaboration with the OFAC and the Biopôle, will be the opportunity to understand what role can the pharmacies play in bringing innovation closer to patients.

Online

5/31/2021

Tech4Growth Health

Tech4GrowthHealth – where corporates collaborate with start-ups and academics. The event is part of the TFV Networking Event series empowered by Innosuisse and will take place from May 31st – July 2nd with 6 separate workshops. Register now!

Online