Seedstars Expansion Program 2019

Registrations are open for the third edition of the Seedstars Expansion Program, a unique opportunity for Vaud startups to meet entrepreneurs, investors and mentors in emerging countries. The competition will bring ten startups in one of Seedstars 4 "Regional Summits" in Cambodia, Colombia, South Africa and Kazakhstan.


Switzerland holds 8th position in international startup ranking

According to the latest StartupBlink report, Swiss startups are well positioned in terms of quality, quantity and value in comparison to other countries. Switzerland is ranked 8th for its startup ecosystem.


Bestmile collects Company of the Year award at Cleantech Forum Europe

Bestmile’s was recognized for the highly optimized mobility services made possible by its Fleet Orchestration Platform. The platform enables mobility providers to move more people and goods with fewer vehicles to reduce the number of vehicles, kilometers-driven, and emissions by as much as 10-fold.


CSEM Digital Journey kicks off its second edition

Launched in 2018, the CSEM Digital Journey is designed to stimulate the digitalization of Swiss SMEs. Selected by a jury of independent experts, the winner benefits from the support of experts at the center of technological research and innovation, equivalent to an amount of CHF 100'000.


Switzerland tops European biotech start-up ranking

In an article in the renowned magazine “Nature” the authors analyse biotech start-up ecosystems across Europe. The analysis shows the impressive strength of Switzerland.


Vers un renforcement de la politique de soutien à l'innovation

Le Conseil d’Etat, sur proposition du Département de l’économie, de l’innovation et du sport (DEIS), va soumettre au Grand Conseil une série de mesures visant à renforcer la politique d’innovation dans le canton.


Annual Report 2018

Our 2018 Annual Report is just out of print! Discover the records, numbers and events that have marked the year, as well as the innovative projects led by the entrepreneurs whom we support.


CHF 200'000 to digitize escape rooms

The jury of FIT Digital chose to support UltimEntertainment with a FIT Digital Growth loan of CHF 200’000. The Renens-based startup offers immersive escape rooms based on digital technologies.


7 Vaud startups at Asia’s largest tech expo

Switzerland and the Canton of Vaud will be well represented at Asia's largest tech and digital expo, the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES ASIA) in Shanghai from 11 to 13 June 2019.