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 until the end of October 2019, a theme related to innovation has been presented in detail every week.
All the chapters of the study have been brought together in a single document, now available in PDF or paper version, which gives an overview and facilitates consultation. You can download or 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.
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.