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Biopôle to Gain a New Building Dedicated to Life Sciences

The canton of Vaud’s pension fund (CPEV) will finance and construct the new building on the Biopôle site in Épalinges. This new building demonstrates Biopôle’s success and will meet the growing demand for space for laboratories, offices and services on the site. Construction will begin in July 2020 and is due to be completed in the first quarter of 2023. The new 9,900 m² structure will be home to offices and laboratories for life sciences companies, and it will have a rooftop kiosk for service providers.


SwissDeCode awarded 2.5 million Euro grant from the EU

The grant will be applied in the development of an automated, on-site food testing device that will allow food companies to quickly detect irregularities, such as food adulteration or contamination.


The Prix Vigier 2020 rewards a Vaud company

The Vaud-based company EH Group Engineering is one of the winners of the Prix Vigier 2020. The winners, four out of five of whom are active in cleantech, each receive CHF 100,000. The de Vigier Foundation stated in a press release that the winners were chosen from among 192 projects. EH Group Engineering has developed an innovative fuel cell technology that makes it possible to exploit the power of hydrogen reliably, compactly and at low cost.


Vidéo, Live Talk Alp ICT & Innovaud | Reprise des activités - Les nouvelles réalités numériques

Retrouvez en vidéo le partage d'expériences avec Jean-Michel Chardon, Head of AI (CTO Office) & Site Leader de Logitech lors du Live Talk du 25 juin 2020 !


BIC et Iprova lancent un laboratoire d'inventions

BIC, un leader mondial de la papeterie, des briquets et des rasoirs, s'associe à la société technologique Iprova pour lancer le laboratoire d'invention BIC-Iprova afin d'améliorer la capacité d'innovation et de recherche et développement (R&D) de BIC (news en anglais).


Four Vaud startups hold the Solar Impulse label

Every month, the Solar Impulse Foundation, founded by Bertrand Piccard, moves closer to its mission of awarding the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions label to 1,000 environmentally friendly and profitable solutions. After Depsys and Twingtec, four new start-ups from Vaud have joined the portfolio, which already includes more than 500 solutions that have received the Label: CompPair, SmartHelio, Solar SeaCleaner and Zaphiro.


Abionic’s sepsis test supports the fight against COVID-19

Lorsque la pandémie a frappé, la société vaudoise a décidé de modifier ses priorités et ses activités pour soutenir la lutte contre le nouveau coronavirus. Certaines études montrent qu'une majorité des décès liWhen the pandemic hit, the Waldensian society decided to change its priorities and activities to support the fight against the new coronavirus and save lives. Some studies show that a majority of deaths related to COVID-19 are due to septic complications. Abionic's solution facilitates the diagnosis of sepsis up to 72 hours before traditional methods. This time-saving test allows medical personnel to implement the appropriate treatment and save lives.és au COVID-19 sont dus à des complications septiques. La solution d'Abionic facilite le diagnostic de la septicémie jusqu'à 72 heures avant les méthodes traditionnelles. Ce test, qui permet de gagner du temps, permet au personnel médical de mettre en œuvre le traitement approprié et de sauver des vies.


Application are now open : Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2020

Organised with Venturelab, the Swisscom StartUp Challenge 2020 focuses on 5G technology. Swisscom is looking for high-growth start-ups or research teams that want to exploit the potential of 5G. Selected participants will have the opportunity to take their product or prototype to the next level during the exploration week at Swisscom's 5G laboratory. Apply now !


Call for applications : Virtual East Coast Startup Bootcamp

Swiss startups: swissnex Boston and swissnex in New York are now accepting applications for our virtual Innosuisse - Swiss Innovation Agency internationalization bootcamp in September. Virtual campers will be eligible to travel to the US in person following the virtual experience. Spaces are limited – apply today to secure your spot for Fall 2020 !