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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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 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.
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.
Reducing computer calculations usually requiring several months to a few hours is the goal of the Swiss scale-up company Akselos, which develops software dedicated to the maintenance of technical infrastructures (article in French).
The US magazine "MedTech Outlook" has named United Orthopedic Corporation (UOC) as one of the best companies providing cutting edge solutions in the orthopedic field in Europe. Founded and based in Taiwan for more than 25 years, UOC set-up its European headquarters in the canton of Vaud with the support of Innovaud in 2016.
Trademarks, Designs and Patents protect different elements such as a name, a logo, a shape, or a technical innovation. Three experts of Intellectual Property are at your disposal to discuss any questions you may have regarding this topic. Whether you are in the process of creating your business, building a new technological good or just launched your technological platform services, there's a type of protection for your activity.
This full-day track, will consist of two parts. The first part will focus more on AI methods and resources used for analyzing food and nutrition data with regard to personalized nutrition and medicine, while the second part will be focused on AI analysis for food safety and traceability.
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For the second edition of PDJ 2021, the CVCI and Innovaud are taking you across the Channel to discover the effects of Brexit on the economic activities of Vaud companies, and what you need to know to best prepare for the changes to come.