On the shores of Lake Geneva, tucked between the mountains of the Jura and the Alps, the canton of Vaud is the largest French-speaking region Switzerland. Situated at the heart of Europe, Vaud is also half way between the United States and the Far East.
The region benefits from Switzerland’s privileged position as one of the most prosperous nations on earth, with a quality of life that is one of the highest on this planet
The canton also has a multitude of specific assets which make it an ideal environment and base for entreprises.
Innovation : the catalyst of economic development
The Canton of Vaud is home to a large number of multinational companies and company headquarters. It has a unique concentration in Switzerland of higher education establishments and research institutes of international standing which represents a major advantage for the Canton of Vaud in terms of innovation. Combined with an extremely diversified and dynamic economic fabric, this advantage is enhanced by well developed infrastructure to foster knowledge-sharing between research and business.
The 28 start-ups in Vaud ranked in the top 100 in Switzerland (2014):
Leman Micro Devices
Swiss Space Systems
Information and Communications Technology
Energy and Environmental Technologies
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