Your one-stop-shop to set-up your company in the canton of Vaud

The DEV provides free of charge support to foreign companies willing to set up a business in the canton of Vaud. It offers experience, expertise, and knowledge of the region and of the local economic context, in order to efficiently guide entrepreneurs.

Why invest in the canton of Vaud

At the crossroads of the world

The region has a glowing global reputation, in particular thanks to the various international events that are organized there.

Center of innovation

The canton of Vaud is a leading European hub in terms of technology and innovation, most notably in research and development.

Qualified workforce

Thanks to its education and professional training system, the canton of Vaud has an extensive workforce that is qualified and often multilingual.

Key sectors

Life Sciences & Health

Information & Digital Technologies

Research & Development

Headquarters

Cybersecurity

Oncology

Our success stories

CISCO

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.

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.

Medtronic

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.

News

8/7/2018

Genius Sports opens new Lausanne office in prestigious Maison du Sport International

Genius Sports, the global leader in sports data and technology, has opened a new office in Lausanne, Switzerland to enhance its offering to its European sports partners.

7/30/2018

Legacy Healthcare teams up with China Energy Hua Chen Technology

Biopharma company specialized in botanical meds and based in Biopôle - Legacy Healthcare - recently signed up an investment protocole and a joint-venture with China Energy Hua Chen Technology (CEHCT). This chinese fund is growing rapidly in the field of life sciences.

Events

10/22/2018

Alpine High-tech Venture Forum 2018

The AHVF 2018 will bring together leading actors from Life Sciences, Clean Technology and Information Technology sectors from Switzerland and the Alpine region.

Starling Hotel, Lausanne

11/1/2018

Swiss Robotics Industry Day

A diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists, from research and industry, for an in-depth experts' insights into the future of robotics!

Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL

11/2/2018

Petits Déjeuners des PME & Start-Up

The 8th Petits Déjeuners meeting will collectively organized by EPFL Innovation Park and PME Romandie on the following theme : "Entrepreneuriat social : guide pratique".

EPFL Innovation Park

Free tickets for PME & Startups