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.

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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

5/17/2019

7 Vaud startups at Asia’s largest tech expo

Switzerland and the Canton of Vaud will be well represented at Asia's largest tech and digital expo, the Consumer Electronics Show Asia (CES ASIA) in Shanghai from 11 to 13 June 2019.

5/16/2019

La nouvelle factsheet "Blockchain" est disponible

Découvrez-en davantage sur la technologie Blockchain dans le canton de Vaud. Depuis la naissance du Web, peu de technologies ont autant fait parler d’elles que la blockchain. Si les monnaies cryptographiques en sont la manifestation la plus connue, la blockchain peut servir d’architecture numérique à de nombreux usages et applications. Le canton dispose des ressources et des atouts nécessaires pour jouer un rôle de premier plan dans ce domaine en plein essor.

Events

5/21/2019

Matinale: Tokenisation et financement des entreprises

Dans le domaine financier, la technologie blockchain ouvre des perspectives qui vont au-delà des cryptomonnaies et des ICO. En simplifiant la manière dont les valeurs mobilières traditionnelles peuvent être vendues et négociées, elle facilite l'accès des start-ups et des PME aux marchés des capitaux. Des infrastructures nouvelles voient le jour pour l'émission et le négoce de titres de participation ou de dette. En collaboration avec le Développement économique canton de Vaud, le SPEI et Innovaud, la Capital Market and Technology Association consacre une matinée à des développements essentiels pour la place financière suisse.

Gotham Flon, Lausanne

5/28/2019

The SPOT: sport and innovation at its best

Have you ever wondered what sport will look like in the future? How technology will change how sport is played, governed and even conceptualised? Look no further than The SPOT, an exciting event by ThinkSport which brings together bright minds, visionaries and fresh innovations from different sectors to stimulate progress in sport.

SwissTech Convention Center

Free tickets for PME & Startups

6/3/2019

BIO International Convention

Attend to the upcoming edition of the most important event for biotechnology industy through S-GE presence on the SWISS Biotech Pavilion. This will enable you to have an exhibition space during this topnotch event.

Pennsylvania Convention Center, USA