USA Innovation Discovery Mission

The canton of Vaud organizes, with S-GE, an economic mission around digital innovation, more specifically in the fields of life sciences, industry 4.0 and information and communication technologies. This one is dedicated to all managers of companies in Vaud using new technologies in their daily activities or wishing to be inspired by new innovative business models. Follow the Vaud delegation to the United States day by day!


The taxation of startups in the Vaud canton

Overall, Switzerland offers a competitive tax environment for innovation. While framework conditions have been revised for the benefit of startups in recent years, the potential for improving tax policy remains significant. More in the seventh chapter of the study "Vaud innove" (in French)


Green Motion launches Pilot Project with Tata

Vaud scale-up Green Motion just shipped the first charging stations destined to Coimbatore, Pune and Mumbai in India. contacted its CEO, François Randin to learn more about the stakes and challenges of the ongoing pilot project with Tata Group.


Call for applications - PERL 2020

Is your company based in Vaud and significantly contributing to galvanize our regional economy through an innovative product or service though lacking visibility ? Submit your application for the upcoming edition of Prix Entreprendre Lausanne Région and try to win CHF 100'000.- as well as a large media coverage. The application are open until January 8, 2020.


Innovaud : un bilan d’automne très positif

Innovaud vit une année 2019 très positive grâce aux bons résultats des entreprises qu’elle soutient et à de nouvelles collaborations, en Suisse et à l’international. Un plus pour l’économie du canton.


CHF 200,000 for the startup Smeetz

Smeetz, a startup based in Lausanne, has just been awarded a CHF 200,000 FIT Digital Growth by EHL loan. The company has developed an innovative online booking platform, where activity organizers can market their events, manage reservations and sell tickets.


The Canton of Vaud: a region where Business Angels are active

Nicolas Durant, CEO and co-founder of Abionic, a start-up company specialising in medtech, speaks about the importance and specificities of funding sources in the region. According to him, it is a chance to live in a region where Business Angels are active and ready to invest in high-tech projects. Discover the video interview conducted by Vaud Innove.


The IMD startup competition 2020 awaits applications

Every year, IMD in collaboration with Innosuisse, VentureKick, MassChallenge and Invesere supports a program for start-ups. This year again, 30 early-stage Swiss startups will have the opportunity to benefit from the free-of-charge support of IMD's MBA and EMBA students in 2020. This year alone 32 startups that underwent the IMD challenge won a spot in the Top 100 Swiss Startup Award, including four of the top 10. Registration for the 2019-2020 edition ends on November 11, 2019.


Multi-stakeholder initiative to enhance innovation in food and nutrition

The Swiss Canton of Vaud, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), the Swiss Hospitality Management School in Lausanne (EHL Group) and Nestlé have joined forces to develop and promote a global innovation ecosystem on food and nutrition. The initiative will be launched in 2020 as the “Swiss Food & Nutrition Valley”, with the aim to further attract talent start ups and investment to the region.