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

9/25/2019

Fintech platform YouHodler opens Swiss office

Attracted by Switzerland's outstanding blockchain community, national infrastructure and innovation support mechanisms, YouHodler has recently established a presence in Lausanne. Discover more about YouHodler on Greater Geneva Bern area's Website!

9/20/2019

Fresenius Kabi inaugurates state-of-the-art R&D center in Eysins

Fresenius Kabi SwissBioSim, a Fresenius Kabi company, opened a new research and development center for biosimilars in Eysins, Switzerland. The R&D center, in which the healthcare company has invested about €15 million, will strengthen Fresenius Kabi’s capability to enable access to modern biosimilar treatment options for patients worldwide.

Events

10/29/2019

BioAlps Networking Day

The half-day event will focus on the future of jobs within the healthcare industry. Speakers from academia, industry, startups and research institutions will gather to discuss how new technologies are shifting the professional and educational paradigms in life sciences.

Théâtre du Crochetan, Monthey

11/7/2019

Black Alps 2019

#BlackAlps19 is an event enabling to discuss the latest threats, mitigations and advances in cyber security. The event features cyber security experts from Switzerland and abroad. It is addressed to anyone with an interest in cyber security or connected to the internet, e.g., CEOs, CIOs, CISO, CTOs, developers, and researchers.

Y PARC

11/10/2019

USA Innovation Discovery Mission

Le canton de Vaud organise, conjointement avec S-GE, une mission économique autour de l'innovation digitale, plus spécifiquement dans les domaines des sciences de la vie, de l'industrie 4.0 et des technologies de l'information et de la communication. Celle-ci est dédiée à tous les responsables d'entreprises vaudoises utilisant les nouvelles technologies dans leurs activités quotidiennes ou souhaitant s’inspirer de nouveaux modèles d’affaires innovants.

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