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.


Seedstars Expansion Program to Emerging Markets 2018

After a successful experience last year, the Seedstars Expansion Program to emerging markets is expanding. This year, Vaud-based startups are invited to an open competition that will allow up to 10 of them to go on a fully-sponsored 4-day program to three Seedstars Regional Summits in Perú, Ivory Coast and Thailand.


CSEM Challenge for Swiss SME

You are a Swiss company with up to 250 employees, and you have a digitalization project? Leveraging its technology portfolio, CSEM will support you in its realization with CHF 100K worth of support.


Y-Parc is expanding

Two brand new buildings worth CHF 55 million will be unveiled in late 2019. The first one will be a 20'000 m2 multi-space available to several companies for rent and will be a great choice for establishment. The company Perret Gentil + Rey & Associés SA will settle its head office in the second one. Both buildings will be under construction in September.<br />


New positioning "Home of Innovations" and new promotional tools

The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) as well as its partners - Innovaud and DEV - completely reviewed their communication tools in order to reinforce Vaud' strategic position as a worldwide hub for innovation. Indeed, new synergies have allowed them to launch both print and digital tools on June 14, 2018.