Nutrition and food technologies

Personalized nutrition, functional foods, robotized agriculture: tomorrow's food is served in the canton of Vaud

With a strong agricultural tradition, the canton of Vaud saw the agri-food sector develop over a century ago, with the creation of Nestlé in Vevey in 1905. The region also benefits from a strong industrial tradition, complemented by a strong spirit of innovation, enabling the companies it hosts to design and produce new solutions to meet today’s needs and anticipate the challenges of the future.

Products from the Vaud food industry are exported worldwide. In addition to the large-scale trade in foodstuffs, the canton of Vaud has several important players in the research and development of new products. Academic institutes, including the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), or the EHL Hospitality Management School, are working on future oriented challenges.

For Stefan Palzer, CTO of Nestlé, “Switzerland is home to a unique innovation ecosystem for food and nutrition. Together, we can more effectively address global challenges such as delicious, nutritious and affordable food for all, sustainable packaging, and climate change mitigation.” In light of this, the canton of Vaud, EPFL, EHL and Nestlé joined forces in 2020 to develop and promote an innovative food and nutrition ecosystem worldwide, under the initiative "Swiss Food and Nutrition Valley".
 

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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 and events

6/20/2022

The future of innovation

Discover how EPFL Innovation Park has given way to success and the new vision of innovation for the next 30 years.

EPFL Innovation Park

5/20/2022

Results 2021 of the Vaud economic promotion

Support for innovation and entrepreneurship: a successful ecosystem despite the uncertainties linked to COVID. It is under this title that the Vaud economic promotion presented its results yesterday at Station R, startup incubator based in Renens. As a result, the economic promotion of Vaud is "doing well", according to the articles of the ATS, the 24 heures and LFM.

5/17/2022

Our 2021 annual report is out!

Discover our results, the portraits of 7 Vaud-based companies - which illustrate the diversity and renewal of our economic fabric, our summary of innovation in our region, our communication and our events, and the trends of tomorrow. All this in a dedicated mini-site: Innovaud's 2021 annual report!