A new center dedicated to educational technologies

EPFL opened its brand new LEARN center, which gathers in one place all stakeholders related to educational research as well as tools development and that ultimately contribute to a better training system. It aims to stimulate research and to create new synergies in a field that is vital to the society. It includes several key-entities such as the Swiss EdTech Collider (+70 startups) or the Center for Digital Education (CEDE).


Un Digital Day cybersécurité à Yverdon

La deuxième édition du Digital Day approche rapidement. A l’occasion de cet événement d’envergure nationale, la HEIG-VD proposera avec le SPEI et Innovaud un événement spécial consacré à la cybersécurité et destiné aux PME. Organisé à Y-Parc, cette journée mettra en avant des start-up actives dans ce domaine clé pour la numérisation.


Five years of innovation in Vaud Canton!

Innovaud has been supporting innovation in Vaud Canton since 2013. We provide our services free of charge to pioneering start-ups, scale-ups and SMEs that are based in the canton and feature high-tech innovations and novel approaches. Here are some highlights and key figures.

8/27/2018 the map of canton of Vaud’s digital innovators

The new interactive platform was launched in April 2018 with the objective to map all innovators in the field of digital in the canton of Vaud. 350 companies, labs and accelerators have already joined the platform. Together, they represent 18 different digital technologies and 26 industries.


Switzerland ranks as world leader in innovation

According to the Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW), Switzerland is the only country to score big time in each of the 5 following sectors : economy, sciences, education, public policies and society, among the 35 national economies studied. Switzerland even ranks first in economy, second in education and third in sciences and society.


A new CHF 200 million investment fund

Swisscom's just launched a new Fund in which private investors also took part. The final step towards closing the deal will take place in the upcoming days. Half of the money will be invested in early-stage swiss startups. Investment will mainly be directed to I.T, Cloud infrastructures, telecommunication as well as artifical intelligence and cybersecurity.


ScanTrust launches the GoodChain Foundation

ScanTrust just won 2 of the 3 jury prizes at the EU Blockathon 2018, the first-ever anti-counterfeiting blockchain competition in Europe by EUIPO. Together with its partner BigChainDB, the start-up is launching the GoodChain Foundation, which will be the world’s only decentralized platform that combines end-to-end product transparency with social impact.


Be a part of the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award

Each year, Venturelab launches the TOP 100 Swiss Startup Award in cooperation with the Handelszeitung and PME Magazine. From over 100.000 young companies, the 100 most innovative and promising Swiss startups that are not older than 5 years are picked by top startup investors and experts. Submit your application !


Advanced Sport Instruments (ASI) reçoit un prêt de CHF 300'000.-

La start-up lausannoise, qui a collaboré avec la HEIG-VD à ses débuts, a récemment convaincu le jury de la Fondation pour l’Innovation Technologique (FIT) de lui octroyer un prêt Early pour renforcer sa croissance. ASI développe en effet FieldWiz, un outil de suivi des performances stratégiques et physiques des joueurs de sports d’équipe comme le football.