INNOVATION IN VAUD, A FERTILE GROUND FOR INVESTMENT

Access to capital is one of the essential parameters for the sustainability of any innovation-oriented ecosystem. With a significant increase in the flow of funds over the past five years, the canton of Vaud is now one of the regions with strong potential.

The health of an ecosystem results from a significant number of factors contributing to a good overall dynamic. Among the latter, access to capital is of the utmost importance. There can obviously be no single driving force in the development of an innovation ecosystem; however, like those related to the availability of talent, funding issues play a key role.

NO FINANCING WITHOUT RESELLING COMPANIES

The dynamics of company initial public offerings or resales is an indicator of the vitality of an innovation ecosystem. This is a central parameter for attracting financing, as these financial transactions are an absolutely necessary condition for investors to be able to recover their contributions.

HOW TO FINANCE START-UPS

Who funds start-ups during the start-up phase? How can we open up venture capital to more players? Answers in pictures.

"THE BEST IDEAS IN THE WORLD CAN BE FOUND IN SWITZERLAND"

"Serial entrepreneur", "venture capitalist", the Grison Alex Fries exiled in Silicon Valley knows the Swiss innovation ecosystem well. He looks with admiration at the one in the canton of Vaud, but underlines its shortcomings.

INTERVIEW: NICOLAS DURAND

The chance to live in a region where the "business angel" is particularly active.

Nicolas Durand, co-founder and CEO of abonic, a start-up specialized in medtech, talks about the importance and specificities of financing sources in the region.