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

5/23/2019

Annual report 2018

Discover our results, events and company profiles that reflect our 2018 activities. Enjoy!

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.

Events

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

6/14/2019

Les Petits Déj'

The 5th edition of Petits Déjeuners des PME & Start-Up will collectively be organized by PME Romandie and the SPEI Genilem on the following theme "Gouvernance d'entreprise : générations et nouveaux modes de travail".

WTC, Lausanne