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

11/24/2022

The 9th annual Vaud International Business Awards announces its three winners

The companies Dentsply Sirona, SICPA and Flyability received awards at IMD on the 22nd November, during the PVEI 2022. This award recognises three companies that are active in the canton of Vaud and have a strong international reputation. It is awarded jointly by the Department of the Economy, Innovation, Employment and Heritage (DEIEP), the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) and Innovaud.

11/23/2022

RENT Switzerland: Innovation Award

During the 4th edition of RENT SWITZERLAND 2023, the Innovation Award will be presented. Supported by the Canton of Vaud, this award is dedicated to innovative companies (PropTech, CleanTech, Construction) proposing a product and/or service developed since or after 2020 responding to a market need. The presentation of the files will be done in French and English. Participating companies will be automatically invited to the evening of 28 March.