Switzerland Leader in Innovation

Entrepreneurship in Switzerland

2017 most innovative country in the World

“Switzerland leads the rankings for the seventh consecutive year”.

“The top 10 in the Global Innovation Index Switzerland has earned the number 1 position in the GII for the seventh consecutive year. It has maintained this top spot since 2011, as well as its number 1 position in the Innovation Output Sub-Index and in the Knowledge and technology outputs pillar since 2012”.

To the Global Innovation Index 2017, Innovation Feeding the World. 10th Edition.


“From a farming-based economy in 1860 to a land of Start-Ups today, Vaud has undergone some major transformations. And the lessons learned along the way are what laid the foundations for what is now one of Switzerland’s most dynamic regions.

Vaud’s economy is one of Switzerland’s biggest and fastest-growing, thanks to its large services sector, diversified manufacturing base, and focus on niche markets.”

A study published by the Observatoire BCV de l’économie Vaudois.

Canton de Vaud N°1 for Venture Capital in Switzerland

More than half of the total invested flowed into this canton. Vaud-based start-ups generated more than CHF 460 million.