24.07.2019 “In five years there will be five tech hubs in Europe that matter, and Lausanne will be one of them”
There is a friendly rivalry between French-speaking Lausanne and German-speaking Zurich for Switzerland’s tech crown.
The Zurich crowd sometimes dismisses Lausanne — with its lakeside, wine-region location — as Switzerland’s Cote d’Azur, a lazy holiday town.
But Patrick Barbey, managing director at Innovaud, the innovation support agency for the Vaud region, points out that Lausanne creates about the same number of startups as Zurich does, with only a third of the population. He told Sifted how the city’s tech community manages to punch above its weight.