How important is innovation to the economy of the Lake Geneva region and the canton? Who are the main actors of innovation? How does the region position itself in relation to other places in the global competition? In short, what are the many faces of the Lake Geneva innovation ecosystem? BCV, through its Observatoire de l'économie vaudoise, CVCI and Innovaud have joined forces to publish this study in order to assess the dynamics at work. From September 12, 2019, every week until the end of October, a theme related to innovation is discussed in detail.
In 2020, the study will be made public in paper format. You can pre-order your copy of the study now.
Patrick Barbey, director of Innovaud, emphasizes the assets of the canton which enable it to stand out in the rankings among the 10 best European hubs.
Taxation is only one piece of the puzzle of framework conditions. But it is important. For start-ups, the Swiss and Vaud tax system as a whole offers an internationally attractive framework. But there is room for improvement. Sweden, in particular, could serve as an example in many respects.
Overall, Switzerland offers a competitive tax environment for innovation. While the framework conditions have been revised in favour of start-ups in recent years, the potential for improving tax policy remains significant.
For Raphaël Conz, Head of the Enterprise Unit at the State of Vaud's the Office for Economic Affairs and Innovation (SPEI), innovation helps to renew and diversify the economic fabric. The challenge lies in training talent.