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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

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.

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.

News

12/31/2019

For a competitive Vaud tax system

According to the CVCI study, Vaud innovation occupies an enviable place in international rankings. On the other hand, personal taxation remains a major challenge. The Vaud people are at the top of the list of the Confederation's most heavily taxed taxpayers. This study, published every two years, is based on an objective inter-cantonal and international comparison. The aim is to show where the canton stands in terms of taxation, but also to shed light on how to ensure the canton's prosperity today and in the future.

12/25/2019

Lausanne ranked world’s best small city

Lausanne in Switzerland has been ranked the best small city in the world. It topped the chart in Monocle’s inaugural Small Cities Index, which ranked the best 25 small cities in the world with a population under 200,000. The ranking was compiled by Monocle’s correspondents, editors and researchers who looked at factors such as the quality of public transport, rail and air connections, lively metabolism and progressive local government, among other things

Events

1/25/2020

Applied Machine Learning Days

Five days of talks, tutorials & workshops on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence with top speakers from around the world. A networking cocktail, organised by the DEV and Innovaud, will take place on Tuesday 28th of January in Lausanne between 6 and 8 pm - on invitation only. For more information (limited places) : tamara.megert@dev.ch
Call for startups to meet their next hire, client or investor at AMLD 2020 (50 startups will be selected) ! More information on AMLD website.

Swiss Tech Convention Center (EPFL)