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SWISSto12 is Switzerland’s fastest-growing aerospace company, shaping the next chapter of the space and satellite industry from its headquarters in the canton of Vaud.


Founded in London by two entrepreneurs, 110 Industries moved to the canton of Vaud to pursue rapid growth. Its aim is to revolutionize the gaming industry by focusing on the development of new intellectual property.


Née dans les laboratoires de l’EPFL, Artmyn séduit aujourd’hui musées, maisons de ventes aux enchères et collectionneurs dans le monde entier. Sa technologie inédite permet de numériser des oeuvres d’art en très haute résolution.

Parker Hannifin

For over a century, Parker Hannifin has contributed to technological advances that create a better world. With its Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) headquarters in the Canton of Vaud, the US conglomerate offers solutions in a broad range of markets and industrial applications.


Swissquote is the leading online bank in Switzerland. Since 1997, the company has distinguished itself by offering access to world class financial services to the broadest possible public.


This Japanese group which is active in consumer goods, in particular oral hygiene products, established premises at the Littoral Parc in Etoy in 2009. The similarities between Switzerland and Japan were one of the reasons why the company chose to set up its head-quarters on the shores of Lake Geneva.


Plus sûrs, plus rapides et moins coûteux: les drones de la start-up<br />vaudoise Flyability ont conquis le marché de la vérification d’installations difficiles d’accès.

Ferring Pharmaceuticals

A biopharmaceutical company which develops and markets solutions in the sectors of reproductive and maternal health, urology, gastroenterology, and endocrinology. It was originally founded in Sweden and set up business in the Vaud municipality of Saint-Prex in 2006.


Cla-Val is a pioneer in the production, sale, and maintenance of automatic control valves. The company set up its European center in Lausanne in 1983, and over the years its area of expertise has extended to the fire protection, marine, and aviation sectors.


This US giant which specializes in network equipment has been based in Rolle since 2007. The group also has a development unit within the EPFL Innovation Park and is anticipating widespread digital disruption across all sectors of industry.

Audemars Piguet

This prestigious watch manufacturer was created in 1875 in Le Brassus and has built a reputation the world over for its complex mechanisms. It remains ahead of the competition thanks to its use of hi-tech materials and research into ever more advanced mechanisms, combining technology with tradition.

Becton Dickinson

Generating annual revenue of over $16 billion, Becton Dickinson chose in 2016 to set up its European headquarters in the Canton of Vaud. The giant employs over 250 highly skilled people and is a leading player in Health Valley.

APCO Technologies

Since establishing itself in Aigle in 2008, APCO Technologies has enjoyed significant growth in the space, energy and heavy industry sectors. The family-run business has gone from strength to strength, and now works with the Swiss Space Center and on the European Ariane 6 rocket.


This company specializes in security and is developing solutions to authenticate and identify products and protect identity papers. It has established itself as the world’s premier supplier of ultra-securitized ink for bank notes.


In 150 years, Chiquita has established itself as the world’s leading banana producer. Since its head office moved to the canton of Vaud, the group has been promoting sustainable, organic farming.


Founded in 1890 in Lausanne, Switzerland, BOBST is one of the world's leading suppliers of equipment and services for substrate processing, printing and converting for the label, flexible packaging, folding carton and corrugated industries. The business unit is present in more than 50 countries, has 14 production sites in 8 countries and employs more than 5,600 people worldwide.


Incyte Biosciences International Sàrl, headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts and Lausanne, Switzerland, is an integrated global oncology company focused on transforming the lives of cancer patients with leading-edge medicines. It is working on new medicines to advance the treatment of various forms of acute and chronic leukemia, lung cancer and other difficult-to-treat cancers.


Merck develops advanced treatments in the canton of Vaud. Now, the German multinational plans to expand its production capacity in the region.

Objectis: facilitate and support the digitization of companies

"Specialized in industrial IT and passionate about new technologies": these are the first words of Christopher Bouzas, co-founder and CEO of Objectis, a company based in Yverdon-les-Bains. Founded in 2011 by four co-founders, the SME now has more than 35 employees. In 2018, Objectis achieved a growth of over 30%. Interview (in French).

KOMP-ACT: Electrifying industries from ground to sky

Actuators are the unsung heroes of the manufacturing industry. These little powerhouses work behind the scenes to activate moving parts in equipment ranging from food-packaging machines and robotic arms to the landing gear on airplanes. But surprisingly for the digital age, the technology in use today hasn’t changed since the 1920s: pneumatic devices running on compressed air. KOMP-ACT’s electric actuators are set to change all that – and slash companies’ operating costs by a factor of ten.

Largo Films : l’intelligence artificielle au service du cinéma

Fondée en février 2018, Largo Films a pour objectif de mettre l’innovation technologique au service de l’industrie du cinéma. La start-up vaudoise a développé LargoAI, un puissant programme d'intelligence artificielle, piloté par les données, capables de comprendre les ingrédients d'un film et de prédire la réaction du public à chaque partie. L’outil peut être introduit très tôt dans la vie d'un film afin d’aider à l’améliorer, à chaque étape de son développement.


Lunaphore has developed a device used to analyze and identify cancerous tissue in less than 15 minutes. The startup plans to market its technology to hospitals and research labs.

Aspivix: améliorer la qualité des soins prodigués aux femmes

Accéder au col de l’utérus tout en diminuant l’appréhension et la douleur des femmes, en particulier lors de la pose d’un stérilet : telle est la proposition de valeur d’Aspivix, une startup fondée en 2015 par Julien Finci, David Finci et Mathieu Horras.

SpotMe, créateur d’outils numériques d’engagement

SpotMe a rejoint les entreprises vaudoises détentrices du label Scale Up Vaud. Après plusieurs virages réussis, l'entreprise s'est spécialisée dans le domaine des événements. Sa plate-forme permet à toute organisation de créer son application et la mettre à disposition en ligne.


DEPsys has developed a smart grid management solution. Building on its robust growth in Switzerland, DEPsys now aims to expand globally.

Golden Chlorella : une micro-algue protéinée dans votre assiette

Promouvoir une alimentation saine tout en préservant l’environnement. Telle est l’ambition de Golden Chlorella, une entreprise fondée en septembre 2016 par Mine Uran et Majbrit Byskov-Bridge. Au cœur de leur innovation : une micro-algue riche en protéines, en minéraux et en vitamines. « Mine a étudié plus de 2'500 sources de micro-algues avant de se lancer dans la production de la Golden Chlorella, indique Nina Müller, chef de développement produits. Cette micro-algue possède des propriétés exceptionnelles, qui en font une source de nutri-ment naturelle et complète. »

PSI Audio : l’innovation du son analogique

« Depuis plus de 40 ans, nous cherchons à reproduire les sons le plus précisément possible, indique en préambule le CEO Roger Roschnik, afin que nos haut-parleurs les transmettent de la façon la plus naturelle qui soit. » Fondée en 1977 par Alain Roux, l’entreprise située à Yver-don compte aujourd’hui une dizaine de personnes qui « exercent à elles seules une trentaine de métiers, allant de la recherche à la logistique, en passant par l’administration, l’assemblage, l’usinage de pièces et bien d’autres activités encore. »


This US medical technology giant has developed partnerships with various figures in the local financial and scientific community. Since setting up business in Tolochenaz in 1996, the group has worked very closely with the EPFL, HEIG-VD, and CHUV academic institutions.

Safe Host

This small business currently manages three data centers, including the largest in Switzerland, in the Nyon region. The company is expanding, with its mission being to meet all data storage needs across the board.

Sophia Genetics

This company is a pioneer in personalized genetic medicine, breaking down and analyzing patients’ molecular data and then providing a diagnostic and suggesting personalized treatment. This particularly applies to cancers and various hereditary illnesses.


SenseFly is based in Cheseaux and has enjoyed rapid growth to become the world leader in drones for professional usage. Its products can map large areas with high precision and in 3D, as well as inspect buildings and works of art.

Predictive Layer

Predictive Layer’s mission is to provide leading services in automated predictive analysis. The company uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to process client information and correlate it with open data to establish short-term forecasts.


This Lausanne-based company provides businesses with a solution for their digital experience management. They are a software provider that gives their clients the information they require to limit their costs, reduce their IT issues, and ensure data security.


NetGuardians is a fintech company based in Yverdon-les-Bains that is renowned for its fraud prevention and risk-attenuation solutions. Its main innovation is its ability to detect fraud before it occurs by means of behavioral analysis technology.


MindMaze is a spin-off from the EPFL which has revolutionized neurological treatment. The start-up’s neurological retraining system is behind its rise to prominence in the unicorn category, i.e., new companies worth over a billion dollars.


This company has long been the jewel in the crown of Swiss industry and is one of the world leaders in energy storage solutions, particularly for renewable energies.

Green Motion

This business is a pure player active in charging facilities for electric vehicles and has a complete range of home and public stations. This company is anticipating 4% of all cars in Switzerland to have converted to this system by 2020.


This mattress manufacturer has been established in the canton of Vaud since 1895 and has innovated by means of a rental solution for beds and mattresses based on usage called "Smart Lease." Other projects are currently being worked on, including "the digital concierge" which is being developed in conjunction with the School of Management and Engineering Vaud (HEIG-VD).


This company has designed a robot which can detect and eliminate weeds using a camera which scans the various crops. The device is also capable of navigating autonomously in between rows of crops.


CleanGreens uses new environmentally-friendly technologies including a mobile aeroponic system that is unique in the world. Lettuce and aromatic herbs are sprayed with water and nutrients using retractable vertical nozzles.


This Vaud-based medtech company uses nanofluidic technology to speed up the blood-test process and get quicker medical diagnostics. Founded in 2010, Abionic is a rapidly-developing start-up that is now looking to expand its horizons internationally.