INFORMATION AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Keeping up with digital developments

Having played host to the creation of the World Wide Web back in 1989, Switzerland can truly say that it has been dynamic in the digital domain for a number of decades. The country certainly did not wait for the 4.0 revolution to lay a solid foundation in this field.

The state of Vaud has played a pioneering role in this respect, hosting the establishment of Elca Informatique in 1968, Logitech in 1981, and then large-scale data centers at the turn of the millennium. Vaud is something of a digital safe and provides an ideal framework to carry out secure digital activities, as illustrated by Safe Host and Brainserve which are both based in the canton.

In terms of the development of technology, start-ups and multinationals alike can count on the canton of Vaud’s expertise in terms of research laboratories and world-renowned institutions of further education. A number of the latter, namely the EPFL, the HEIG-VD, and the UNIL, bring together significant forces in the ITC sector. The EPFL alone has two centers dedicated to data science – the Swiss Data Science Center and EcoCloud –not forgetting the brand new Center for Digital Trust, which is the first institution of its kind in cybersecurity.

Digital companies in Vaud develop products and services in extremely diverse domains, ranging from cybersecurity, fintech, digital health, smart factories and cities, to wearable technology and e-tourism.

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Our success stories

Objectis: facilitate and support the digitization of companies

"Specialized in industrial IT and passionate about new technologies": these are the first words of Christopher Bouzas, co-founder and CEO of Objectis, a company based in Yverdon-les-Bains. Founded in 2011 by four co-founders, the SME now has more than 35 employees. In 2018, Objectis achieved a growth of over 30%. Interview (in French).

Largo Films : l’intelligence artificielle au service du cinéma

Fondée en février 2018, Largo Films a pour objectif de mettre l’innovation technologique au service de l’industrie du cinéma. La start-up vaudoise a développé LargoAI, un puissant programme d'intelligence artificielle, piloté par les données, capables de comprendre les ingrédients d'un film et de prédire la réaction du public à chaque partie. L’outil peut être introduit très tôt dans la vie d'un film afin d’aider à l’améliorer, à chaque étape de son développement.

SpotMe, créateur d’outils numériques d’engagement

SpotMe a rejoint les entreprises vaudoises détentrices du label Scale Up Vaud. Après plusieurs virages réussis, l'entreprise s'est spécialisée dans le domaine des événements. Sa plate-forme permet à toute organisation de créer son application et la mettre à disposition en ligne.

News and events

9/25/2020

Forum of the 100

The Forum of 100, organized by Le Temps, is a platform for debate and networking based on an annual conference led by quality speakers. It aims to promote the economic dynamism and creativity that are characteristic of the French-speaking region. For a full day, the guests discuss issues that are essential to Switzerland's future. The theme of the 2020 edition: "The Swiss in the face of artificial intelligence". The online launch of the program and the opening of registrations will take place at the beginning of March. In the meantime, you can discover the portraits of the "100 personalities who make up French-speaking Switzerland".

Online

9/17/2020

Miraex joins IBM Q Network to collaborate on distributed quantum computing

Swiss-based startup Miraex has joined the IBM Q Network, which is a global community of Fortune 500 companies, academic institutions, startups and national research labs working with IBM to advance quantum computing and explore practical applications.

9/16/2020

Insolight: Super solar panels

Insolight is part of the ambitious consortium Hiperion, in which the European Union invested 10 million euros. The Vaud based startups is Switzerland's 10th best startup in 2020.