With over 200 companies, 2,400 jobs and a surface area of 52 hectares, Y-PARC is the first and largest technology park in Switzerland.

Y-PARC offers a complete and varied range of infrastructures - land for sale, premises for rent, start-up incubator - and support services tailored to the needs of start-ups, SMEs and multinationals with high added value. What's more, Y-PARC stands out for its clusters of expertise in high-precision industries (robotics and digital manufacturing), Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), particularly cybersecurity, Life Sciences (Medtech & Biotech), Cleantech and emerging technologies (artificial intelligence, digital and data management).

This ecosystem is conducive to business development and innovation, thanks to the proximity of the R&D institutes of HEIG-VD and EPFL, universities (UNIL, HEC, HE-Arc, Uni Fribourg) and support structures for partner companies.

In the long term, Y-PARC represents a growth potential of up to 5-6,000 jobs and offers numerous opportunities for expansion.

Tech platforms and partnerships

Y-PARC works closely with the Haute École d'Ingénierie et de Gestion du canton de Vaud (HEIG-VD), its main academic partner, which has more than 2,500 students and scientists and 8 research and development institutes, including :

The IICT Institute: the school's largest research institute, covering the fields of computer science and telecommunications.
- The Institute of Industrial Automation (IAI): a partner of choice in the fields of automation, robotics and mechatronics.
- The Institute of Energy: a new institute addressing current energy challenges such as increasing energy efficiency, promoting renewable energies, reducing waste and limiting energy shortages.
In addition to the research institutes, 5 cross-disciplinary groups and centres of expertise complete the Ra&D ecosystem available to technology companies:
Y-SECURITY: HEIG-VD's centre of expertise in IT security (cybersecurity).
Health, Engineering & Economics (HEE): a cross-disciplinary group serving health and sport.
Find out more about all the institutes and cross-disciplinary groups at https://heig-vd.ch/rad.



From domiciliation to a separate building.
Y-PARC offers various office solutions to meet companies’ requirements as their business grows:

1. STARTING OUT - Business domiciliation service with an address and mailbox.

2. FIRST OFFICE - 1,200m2 business incubator with preferential conditions and support services for start-ups. Plug & Play private modules from 15 to 30m2. 

3. GROWTH - approx. 20,000m2 of premises available for rent, spread over more than 20 buildings, with flexible, tailor-made conditions.

4. BUILDING - 160,000m2 of fully serviced plots for sale, ready to build on immediately.



Y-PARC boasts a modern, high-quality infrastructure. Two service centres complete this dynamic environment, with seminar rooms, catering and leisure facilities, fitness and wellness areas, medical centres and a hotel complex with around thirty rooms. These services contribute to the development of the park and the improvement of the working environment.

Business services

Y-PARC Swiss Technopole SA serves as the one-stop shop and facilitator for any investment or business-creation or business-development project at the technopark.

The Y-START incubator offers turnkey office solutions, providing either private premises (15–30m2) or co-working spaces within the Tech Ranch, with access to all on-site amenities, such as the internet, a cafeteria, conference rooms and printers. On top of this all-inclusive offer, workshops, networking events, recreational activities and customized coaching by experts from a range of industries are also on offer to startups hosted by the incubator.

Who's here already

Startups, SMEs and multinationals are all present in the technopark, which caters to each group's specific needs.

Businesses get direct access to HEIG-VD's highly qualified staff and their technical, scientific and business know-how. Finally, an array of internationally renowned universities are located within a 50km radius: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), the University of Lausanne (UNIL), the Universities of Applied Sciences and Arts of Western Switzerland (HES-SO), IMD business school and the University of Neuchâtel (UNINE).

Glass manufacturer Schott Suisse SA has been at the technopark since 1998.


Y-PARC hosts tech companies involved in applied R&D and manufacturing projects. Each application to join the technopark is analyzed by a dedicated committee, which checks whether the company meets the criteria set out in the partial land allocation plan.

The Y-START incubator is available to companies that are less than a year old. They must be active in a scientific or tech sector and have teamed up with a teaching and research institution.


Y-PARC is located in Yverdon-les-Bains, which is strategically located at the crossroads of Switzerland's main road and rail networks.

• By car: take the "Yverdon-Sud" exit at the intersection of the A1, A5 and A9 motorways.
• By public transport: 2km from the train station; buses to and from Y-PARC run every 15 minutes.
• By plane: Geneva airport is an hour’s drive away.