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

11/22/2019

Congratulations to Plumettaz, Schott and Le Maréchal

Plumettaz, Schott, Le Maréchal are the winners of the 6th Vaud Business Award. The State of Vaud, the Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) and the Economic Development Canton of Vaud (DEV) reward these three companies that contribute to the local economy and impact beyond our region. Discover the movies of the prize winners and their partners.

11/1/2019

EPFL among the global leaders in crypto education

Digital currency exchange platform Coinbase has released the second edition of its Leaders in Crypto Education report, which includes a ranking of the 50 best universities in the world offering courses on cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology. The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) ranks 5th worldwide and 1st in Europe. Only two other European universities are in the top 10 : ETH Zurich (8th) and the University of Copenhagen (9th).

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.

Swiss Tech Convention Center (EPFL)