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A LAND OF GROWTH AND OPPORTUNITY

Any ambitious life sciences company would be hard pressed to find a better place to base itself than the canton of Vaud, home of Biopôle. It is the epicentre of research and development in Switzerland with a flourishing life sciences sector, earning it the title of Switzerland’s Health Valley.

VAUD: AT THE HEART OF THE HEALTH VALLEY

400+
life sciences companies
from start-ups to multinationals
400+
research laboratories
of leading research institutes
20,000+
high talented people
working in life sciences
CHF 1
billion of investisment
raised by Vaud-based life sciences start-ups since 2016

LAUSANNE: A REPUTATION FOR OUTSTANDING EDUCATION

Lausanne is home to two of the world’s leading universities, which conduct cutting-edge life sciences research.

The city’s École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), which specialises in natural sciences and engineering, is ranked as one of the top universities in the world.

The Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) is recognised as one of the world’s top 10 university hospitals. It collaborates with the World Health Organisation on vital global public health projects, carrying out trials into the Ebola vaccine, for example.

Agora, ISREC and the Ludwig Cancer Research centre are pioneering work in oncology, immunology and personalised medicine.

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LIFE SCIENCES IN
THE CANTON OF VAUD

The canton of Vaud is a leading light in life sciences and part of the renowned Health Valley. It’s situated in western Switzerland, which ranked second in Europe for ‘Best Life Sciences Startup Ecosystem’ in 2019.* Vaud-based life sciences start-ups have raised CHF1 billion in investment since 2016. There are almost 400 life sciences businesses and as many laboratories employing 20,000 talented people in the canton. In such a vibrant life sciences ecosystem, it’s not surprising that a constant stream of start-ups and over 60 overseas companies, including Medtronic and BD, have chosen to develop their operations here.

*Global Life Sciences Startup Ecosystem Report 2019 by Startup Genome

 

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INNOVAUD: HELPING YOU FIND,
THE RIGHT RESOURCES

If you’re an innovative life sciences start-up or SME in Vaud, Innovaud can provide you with the support you need to take your project to the next level. Visit its website to find out how it can help you with funding, promotion, hosting and networking.

 

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