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




Our success stories


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.


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.



Prévisions 2019-2021 pour l'économie suisse

D'après les analyses de l'institut CREA, l'économie suisse devrait se replier nettement en 2019 avant d'accélérer, d'abord modestement en 2020 et plus fortement en 2021. Cette année, la conjoncture a commencé à être impactée par les mauvaises performances de l'économie européenne - cela à travers les exportations. La plupart des PME exportatrices ne désespèrent cependant pas, et presque la moitié s'attendent malgré tout à une croissance de leurs exportations pour la fin de l'année.


Top 10 Biotechs in Lausanne

As per blogger David Cox, Lausanne is perhaps best known as a hub of international sport, but what many outsiders may not realize is that it’s also one of Switzerland’s biggest biotech hubs.



World Conference of Science Journalists

The World Conference of Science Journalists (WCSJ2019) is designed to strengthen the professional, ethical and technical skills of science journalists by increasing their knowledge of recent developments in science and improving their understanding of the forces that shape our world. The 11th edition will this time take place in Lausanne.

STCC, Lausanne


Convergence in Oncology Summit 2019

For the second consecutive year, Biopôle SA and Salus Partners are organizing this international annual assembly of industry leaders, entrepreneurs, and investors active in the field of Oncology.

Aquatis Conference Center, Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups


FAI International Drones Conference and Expo

The conference of experts, economy representatives, legislators and investors around the developments, opportunities and challenges of the drones domain.

EPFL Rolex Learning Center