Video Testimonials

The importance of taxation and entrepreneurship highlighted by two founders of Vaud start-ups.

More interest in buying a chalet in Verbier than investing in a start-up company

Nicolas Durand, co-founder and CEO of Abionic, a start-up specialized in medtech, talks about the importance of taxation to stimulate private investment in start-ups.

"All the tools are there to do the right thing."

Lunaphore is a Vaud success story. Second in the 2019 ranking of the 100 best Swiss start-ups, the EPFL spin-off that improves the process of detecting cancer cells is accumulating advances and rewards. According to co-founder Déborah Heintze, local technology and innovation are as good as in the USA, but fear of risk in Switzerland limits the sources of funding.

"Many paths lead to innovation."

Fabienne Freymond Cantone, deputy, comments on the results of the Vaud Innove study at the launch event on September 12. She emphasizes the role of schools of all types that offer opportunities for exchange, creating collective intelligence.

"Towards legislative prototyping"

Alisée de Tonnac, CEO and co-founder of Seedstars World, proposes an original vision of a policy framework adapted to the pace of adoption of new technologies.

«If we could all get a little closer, the synergies would be even stronger»

Professor Nicole Rosenkranz, a specialist in business and strategy and innovation at the renowned school of hospitality and hotel management EHL in Lausanne, discusses the strengths and weaknesses of the Vaud innovation ecosystem. She also suggests ways that government can facilitate innovation and entrepreneurship.