Our "invest" services at a glance
Innovaud and its network of partners provide free help and support to foreign businesses wishing to set up a presence in the canton of Vaud.
Services provided include:
We support foreign companies during their assessment of the canton of Vaud as a potential site for their business, R&D, or production activities by organizing visits.
We assist companies in all the necessary steps to set up their company in the canton of Vaud, including choosing the right legal form, connecting with a bank and a notary, as well as registering with the company register. As each project is unique, companies benefit from personalized advice.
In collaboration with the Employment Office (SDE) and the Population Service (SPOP), we support companies arriving in the canton for all their administrative procedures related to the hiring of staff, such as visas, work permits, and the payment of salaries. We also put them in touch with the right partners in the academic world as well as with reputable recruitment firms.
- Fiscal and financial framework
Companies registered in Switzerland benefit from lower taxation rates than in most European countries. Additionally, the national VAT rate is by far the lowest on the continent at just 7.7%. We collaborate with law firms with significant experience in working with international firms and we provide advice on financial tools available for newly registered companies.
The canton of Vaud has numerous premises than can accommodate any type of administrative, commercial, industrial or technological activities. Additionally, large plots of constructible land are available throughout the canton. We help companies find and identify the best sites according to their needs, which could for example be in one of the canton’s seven state-of-the-art technology parks.
Our agency has a large network of partners and contacts in the political, industrial, academic and banking sectors, both in Switzerland and abroad. Additionally, we offer companies the opportunity to network at our weekly or monthly events to facilitate their integration into the Vaud ecosystem.
Our agency also provides advice and more personal information on topics such as accommodation, schooling or the discovery of the multiple cultural and sporting activities available in the canton.
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