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"Vaud based innovation rivals the biggest"

Discover the article and the interview of LFM Radio of May 28, 2020, following the publication of the conclusions of the study "Vaud Innove", conducted from September 2019 to May 2020 with BCV and the CVCI (in French).


Examining the key to prosperity in the Vaud canton

The weight of companies with a strong technological component has almost doubled in Vaud's GDP in twenty years. But according to research, the region’s innovation ecosystem can do even better. More in the "24 hours" newspaper article (in French).


Neo Medical raises CHF 13.2M to fuel growth and expansion

More than 250 hospitals worldwide rely on Neo Medical's solutions for spinal surgery. The company has today announced the closing of a CHF 13.2M financing round to finance its global growth and expansion in targeted key markets. Michel Orsinger and Oern Stuge, two prominent Medtech veterans worldwide, joined the Board of Directors.


Swiss banks distributed more than 16.5 billion Covid loans in one month.

Launched on 26 March and increased to CHF 40 billion on 3 April, the guaranteed credit programme developed by the Confederation and the banks to enable SMEs to finance themselves during the crisis injected more than CHF 16 billion into the Swiss economy in one month. This is equivalent to more than a quarter of the annual budget of the Confederation. Applications were mainly for small loans (up to a maximum of CHF 500,000).


INNOVAUD EXPAND Webinar #2 : How to adapt your regulatory plan to the COVID working conditions ?

If you missed the 2nd webinar of our INNOVAUD EXPAND webseries, you can watch it here.
How the current crisis influences the regulatory planning of startups in LifeSciences and how startups are launching covid-related products handle the “fast track” regulatory hurdles ?


Covid-19: Sales soar after Technis adds a screen to its floor-counting system

Vaud-based startup Technis has turned its floor-counting system into a foot-traffic-management solution that tracks the number of people entering and leaving a store. Its technology will come in handy as governments lift lockdown measures but keep social distancing requirements in place. Faced with a flurry of new orders and a unique business opportunity, the young firm has made a strategic choice for its future.


Four Swiss startups among world’s top innovators

When it comes to applying for awards or gaining global recognition, Swiss start-ups stretch beyond Switzerland. Recently Sevensense, Nexthink, Kokoro and eSmart have been in the global spotlight shining among the world’s top innovators. The announcement of the most innovative start-ups worldwide originate from competitions and programs from the United States, the Middle East and Europe


Recording of the webinar of May 6, 2020 for startups

More than 300 people participated in the webinar dedicated to startups and scale-ups, on financial support linked to Covid-19. The recording of the event is to be seen or watched again on our YouTube channel.


The annual Report 2019 of the Vaud Economic Affairs and Innovation Office is now online

Despite the difficult circumstances, the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) ) and its partners in the promotion of the economy of Vaud present the key figures and the most emblematic projects that have marked the year 2019. For the first time, the annual report is available in the form of a mini website, enriched in content and more interactive. Enjoy reading it!