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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.


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.


The merger of Innovaud and Economic Development - Canton of Vaud (DEV) officially approved

The general meetings of the associations Innovaud and Développement Économique - Canton de Vaud (DEV) validated the merger of the two entities into a single association during the extraordinary general meeting of March 12, 2020 in Lausanne. The new entity will be called "Innovaud". The committee members and the president of the new structure are also elected. Its new management was also chosen following a job competition. The two teams from Innovaud and DEV will work under the same roof for their common mission (media release, in French)


A 4 *.0 innovation hub in the hotel and food sector

Hotel and food startups are reinventing their business around the hostel of the EHL Innovation Village, which has been renovated in a high-tech way.


Switzerland, (still) the most innovative country in the world

Switzerland has clinched first position yet again in the latest Global Innovation Index – a title it has held since 2011.So is there a Swiss recipe for success? The small, landlocked country punches far above its weight in patenting, intellectual property receipts and manufacturing of high-tech products, according to the report.


Innovation and sustainability at the heart of Vaud's economic development

The canton's new economic development support policy (PADE, period 2020-2025), which is part of the programme for the 2017-2022 legislative period, aims to contribute to the prosperity of the people of Vaud, based on the attractiveness, competitiveness, sustainability and influence of an economy that promotes the creation of new jobs and the vitality of the existing fabric.


Switzerland still in the lead when it comes to the competitiveness of talent

Switzerland remains on the top podium for its ability to attract and retain talent. It is followed by the United States, which this year overtakes Singapore, according to an index published by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This is the seventh year in a row that Switzerland has been at the top of this " Talent Competitiveness Index".


Merck Invests in State-Of-The-Art Biotech Development Facility in Switzerland

Merck today announced an investment of € 250 million in a new facility in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland – the Merck Biotech Development Center.


Swiss Startups Attract Record 2,26 Billion Equity Investment in 2019

The Swiss venture capital market has proved strong in 2019 and Venturelab data shows that equity investments passed the 2 billion-mark for the first time. Following a positive first semester with over 1,3 billion investments in Swiss-based startups, the second half of the year has seen a constant number of relevant growth rounds, bringing the total capital invested in Swiss companies to 2,26 billion. An increase of 83% with respect to 2018. Equity rounds increased from 230 in 2018 to 345 in 2019.