ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT

Cleantech at the forefront of technology

Climate change, pollution, and the deterioration of ecosystems are problems that are part of our daily lives nowadays. Throughout the world, the development of solutions to reduce the consumption of natural resources and limit greenhouse gas emissions is intensifying. The global cleantech market is worth 2,500 billion euros, with an annual average growth rate of 10.6% over the past 10 years, and it is expected to continue to progress at a rate of 6.5% per annum until 2025.

The canton of Vaud has been active in dealing with these issues for a number of years now via such companies as Leclanché (energy storage solutions) and Romande Energie (development of renewable energies and energy efficiency), as well as being involved with innovative projects such as Bertrand Piccard’s famous SolarImpulse solar aircraft.

In Western Switzerland, the cleantech cluster CleantechAlps is committed to promoting the sector. It helps to support and network companies involved, at the same time integrating the research institutes that are active in cleantech. The EPFL’s environment sciences and engineering faculty and the Ecotechnology faculty at the HEIG-VD in particular are a breeding ground for cutting-edge knowledge and indeed experts. Plenty of start-ups are also emerging in the cleantech sector, most notably in innovative fields such as agritech and smart grids.

Find out more about Energy & Environment in Vaud

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

3/20/2020

Covid-19: Guide and questionnaire for Vaud entrepreneurs

Partial lay off (chômage partiel, RHT), questions, links, tutorials, tips and tricks, a questionnaire and a webinar to help you deal with the current situation: visit our page dedicated to entrepreneurs and share your questions (and resources!) with us.

3/18/2020

Informations pour les entreprises vaudoises - coronavirus

La Confédération et les Cantons sont conscients des incertitudes économiques engendrées par l’évolution de l’épidémie COVID-19 et des conséquences directes sur le tissu économique. Retrouvez sur le site internet de l'Etat de Vaud les mesures mises en place à destination des entreprises vaudoises.

News

3/20/2020

Covid-19: Guide and questionnaire for Vaud entrepreneurs

Partial lay off (chômage partiel, RHT), questions, links, tutorials, tips and tricks, a questionnaire and a webinar to help you deal with the current situation: visit our page dedicated to entrepreneurs and share your questions (and resources!) with us.

3/18/2020

Informations pour les entreprises vaudoises - coronavirus

La Confédération et les Cantons sont conscients des incertitudes économiques engendrées par l’évolution de l’épidémie COVID-19 et des conséquences directes sur le tissu économique. Retrouvez sur le site internet de l'Etat de Vaud les mesures mises en place à destination des entreprises vaudoises.

News

3/20/2020

Covid-19: Guide and questionnaire for Vaud entrepreneurs

Partial lay off (chômage partiel, RHT), questions, links, tutorials, tips and tricks, a questionnaire and a webinar to help you deal with the current situation: visit our page dedicated to entrepreneurs and share your questions (and resources!) with us.

3/18/2020

Informations pour les entreprises vaudoises - coronavirus

La Confédération et les Cantons sont conscients des incertitudes économiques engendrées par l’évolution de l’épidémie COVID-19 et des conséquences directes sur le tissu économique. Retrouvez sur le site internet de l'Etat de Vaud les mesures mises en place à destination des entreprises vaudoises.

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.

Events

9/21/2020

Swiss Medtech Day

The annual Swiss medtech day brings together various payers in the medical technology industry to discover and discuss new trends in the industry. A wide range of activities including poster sessions, award ceremony and networking awaits the visitors.

Kuursal, Bern

9/22/2020

Healthtech Summit

Organised by Tech Tour and supported by the Service de la promotion de l'économie et de l'innovation (SPEI), the 10th edition of the HealthTech Summit (HTS) will once again bring together the most promising companies in the field of medical technology and digital health.

Musée Olympique, Lausanne

9/24/2020

Convergence in Oncology Summit

For the 3rd consecutive year, Biopôle SA and Salus Partners are joining forces to organize this annual international meeting of industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors active in the field of oncology.

Centre de conférence Aquatis, Lausanne

Free tickets for PME & Startups