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For a competitive Vaud tax system

According to the CVCI study, Vaud innovation occupies an enviable place in international rankings. On the other hand, personal taxation remains a major challenge. The Vaud people are at the top of the list of the Confederation's most heavily taxed taxpayers. This study, published every two years, is based on an objective inter-cantonal and international comparison. The aim is to show where the canton stands in terms of taxation, but also to shed light on how to ensure the canton's prosperity today and in the future.


Lausanne ranked world’s best small city

Lausanne in Switzerland has been ranked the best small city in the world. It topped the chart in Monocle’s inaugural Small Cities Index, which ranked the best 25 small cities in the world with a population under 200,000. The ranking was compiled by Monocle’s correspondents, editors and researchers who looked at factors such as the quality of public transport, rail and air connections, lively metabolism and progressive local government, among other things


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.


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).


Tech discovery mission in the USA: Silicon Valley and CES Las Vegas

With S-GE Switzerland Global Enterprise, SMEs can experience the innovation and entrepreneurship at the epicenter of the digital industry. This trip will be an opportunity to learn from people and companies that are at the cutting-edge of bringing digital technologies to market.


Le site d’Y-PARC se démarque parmi six concurrents européens

Y-PARC renforce son secteur des sciences de la vie avec l’arrivée de la multinationale ACG Inspection SA qui est déjà présente dans plus de 100 pays. L’entreprise, active dans l'industrie pharmaceutique, a choisi la Suisse parmi six pays européens, et prévoit de créer une cinquantaine d’emplois au sein du Parc Scientifique et


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!


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.


Pleins feux sur l'innovation vaudoise

Quelle est l’importance de l’innovation pour l’économie de la région lémanique et du canton? Comment se positionne la région dans la compétition globale? En résumé, quels sont les multiples visages de l’écosystème d’innovation lémanique? La BCV, la Chambre vaudoise du commerce et de l’industrie (CVCI) et Innovaud publient depuis le 12 septembre 2019 l’étude «Vaud innove», qui est dévoilée par chapitre sur un site internet dédié.