What can technology bring to art?

On November 14, 2019, experts and lovers of art and technology gathered at the unique venue of the EPFL ArtLab to learn how both disciplines can blend to create new experiences and business models.


Y-Parc, the small Silicon Valley

Y-Parc had a record year in 2018 with the arrival of a dozen companies, 260 jobs created and more than 300 million invested. A pride for its director, Juliana Pantet. Watch the subject made by La Télé Vaud-Fribourg (in French).


What Vaud startups have learnt from Slush

25'000 attendees, 3'500 startups, 2'000 investors : Slush, in Helsinki, is the meeting point for innovation in Northern Europe. Innovaud took part in the preparation, support and promotion of the Vaud-based startups that went there. Read their testimony as they are just back from this incredible event (article in French).


Three winners at the 6th Vaud International Business Awards (PVEI)

The companies SCHOTT Suisse SA, active in the machining of optical components, Plumettaz, which has been innovating in cable installation since 1923, and the Fromagerie Le Maréchal, an innovative family company, were rewarded at the PVEI. Awarded jointly by the Department of Economy, Innovation and Sport (DEIS), the CVCI and DEV, this prize recognizes three companies operating in the canton and extending beyond its borders. The ceremony took place on November 21 at IMD, in front of some 350 guests.


#Swisstech Pavillion at CES Asia 2020: booths for 24 startups

CES ASIA is the premier event for the consumer electronics industry, showcasing the latest innovation from all over the world. The #SwissTech Pavilion, which is the largest country Pavillion at CES Asia will once again host Swiss startups in the fields of AI, AV, Robotics, XR, Lifestyle Tech, HealthTech, IoT, and Vehicle Tech. 24 selected startups will benefit from a free booth. Registration is open. Last year, the pavilion hosted 22 startups, who were honoured with a record six CES Innovation awards.


EY Entrepreneur of the year Award goes to Flyability and beqom

For the 22nd time, Ernst & Young Switzerland has honoured outstanding entrepreneurial achievements in Switzerland. At the Samsung Hall Zurich in Dübendorf nearly 500 guests from business, politics and society took part in the award ceremony for this year's Entrepreneur Of The Year award. Four winners were crowned, among them are two younger companies: Flyability SA in the category Emerging entrepreneur and beqom SA in the category Service/Commerce.


L'Etat ne fait pas l'innovation mais peut l'accompagner

Pour Raphaël Conz, responsable de l'unité Entreprises au Service de la promotion de l'économie et de l'innovation (SPEI) de l'État de Vaud, l'innovation permet de renouveler et de diversifier le tissu économique. Le défi réside dans la formation des talents. Une interview vidéo réalisée par Vaud Innove, dans le cadre de l'étude menée par la BCV, Innovaud et la CVCI.


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)