A SCIENCE-BASED R&D SYSTEM

[color=black]Research and development (R&D) activities, which reach exceptional proportions in the canton of Vaud, are the basis for all innovation. [/color]

[color=black]The innovative strength of the canton of Vaud is based on an exceptional research and development capacity, following a period of accelerated growth. Certainly, R&D and innovation are two distinct concepts. There are many examples of innovations that do not require R&D and transform, for example, a business model, even if the use of digital technologies is often key. [/color]

INTERVIEW: LUC HENRY

"Access to basic research is crucial."

For Luc Henry, Scientific Advisor at EPFL, the role of universities is to provide basic research as widely as possible. He encourages the promotion of platforms for mutualisation of research costs in industry.

THE SPECIFICITIES OF THE R&D SYSTEM IN THE CANTON

[color=black]Public research has developed particularities in the Vaud region [/color]

WHAT IS R&D ?

[color=black]Research & Development (R&D) refers to three activities that share a common characteristic of the quest for knowledge expansion. [/color]

THE VISIONARIES OF THE ECOSYSTEM

[color=black]The federalization of EPFL in 1969 embodies an old ambition to create an ecosystem conducive to innovation in the canton of Vaud. [/color]