INNOVATION, THE KEY TO VAUD'S PROSPERITY

Innovation, at the heart of any advanced economy, has become essential to meet the diversified and rapidly changing demands of consumers. Without it, no new products, services or processes would be possible.
 

For the canton of Vaud, innovation is all the more strategic because of the strong sectors of its economy, particularly watchmaking, agri-food, catering and hotel industry, real estate, trading and wealth management.
 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARISON

[color=black]Is the innovation ecosystem in Vaud or French-speaking Switzerland as efficient as it seems, the most effective way is to compare yourself to others.[/color]

Switzerland has been at the top of the innovation rankings for many years

 

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR Y. PIGNEUR

"The entrepreneurial spirit has progressed"

Yves Pigneur, professor at UNIL, co-inventor of the Business Model Canvas and co-author of the best-selling book Business Model New Generation, comments on the development of the ecosystem over the last twenty years. He underlines the importance of supporting idea bearers.

INNOVATION IS PLAYED OUT AT THE SCALE OF ECOSYSTEM

[color=black]The idea of the solitary genius who invents alone in his laboratory or garage is far removed from the reality of innovation. [/color]

THE GREAT INNOVATIONS IN VAUD

Vaud's major innovations in terms of products and business models.

INNOVATION, WHAT IS IT?

To begin with, it is important to distinguish clearly between the concepts of discovery and innovation, which are two related but quite different concepts.

«NOTRE RÉGION A L'OPPORTUNITÉ DE FIGURER DEMAIN DANS LE TOP 5 DES HUBS D'INNOVATION»

«Il faut saisir cette chance.» Pour Patrick Barbey, le canton peut se positionner parmi les premiers. Mais il y a un mouvement de consolidation des places d'innovation et le canton doit relever plusieurs défis. Comme le soutien à l'internationalisation des entreprises innovantes.