EIT Health is a network of best-in-class health innovators backed by the EU. We deliver solutions to enable European citizens to live longer, healthier lives by promoting innovation. We connect the right people and the right topics across European borders, so that innovation can happen at the intersection of research, education and business.
STATE OF VAUD, OFFICE FOR ECONOMIC AFFAIRS AND INNOVATION (SPEI)
The Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI) supports companies that are located in the Canton of Vaud, especially those involved in the sectors of advanced technology and industry. SPEI provides direct financial support to them, also advises and puts them in contact with organizations that are appropriate to their specific needs. www.invest-vaud.swiss
Biopôle Lausanne is an innovation-oriented life sciences campus hosting a vibrant community of industry players and research institutes, based in Lausanne at the heart of the "Health Valley", Switzerland's largest life sciences cluster. Biopôle Lausanne provides 134,000 sqm/1,442,000 sqft of laboratory and office space, added value services, a life sciences incubator StartLab, a hub dedicated to Digital Health, living space and community engagement where members can thrive and bring science to life. We host 90+ companies & organisations, incl. multinationals, innovative start-ups & SMEs, together with technology & service providers. It also hosts 25 world-famous research groups from the Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV), University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research. Founded in 2004 by the canton of Vaud, Biopôle SA is a privately held not-for-profit company that is responsible for the management and promotion of the campus. www.biopole.ch
Innovaud is the innovation agency for the canton of Vaud, in Switzerland’s Lake Geneva region. Innovaud helps tech-oriented companies (startups, scale-ups, SMEs and corporates) develop their businesses and carry out innovation projects. It also assists foreign companies wanting to set up in the canton of Vaud. In 2020 Innovaud merged with Vaud's economic development agency (DEV) to create a single point of contact and offer a more comprehensive array of services.