SUPPORTING SCALE-UPS SINCE 2016

Scale Up Vaud is an initiative powered by Innovaud. Born from the observation that start-ups are well surrounded in their creation phase and that scale-ups are left alone with their whole new set of needs, Scale Up Vaud is the exchange place for such growing companies.

By working directly with these companies, Innovaud aims at reinforcing the innovation ecosystem, bringing all stakeholders together, and catalyzing the economic and entrepreneurial strengths of our region. 

WHAT IS A SCALE-UP?

A company enters a phase of scaling-up when its main challenge is not to find a viable business model anymore, but rather to grow in order to execute this business model to reach the whole of the potential market. It can be a start-up that has validated its business model, or an SME that is renewing its offering. Keywords such as growth, recruitment and internationalisation are linked to scale-ups. Are you a scale-up?

THE 2022 SCALE-UPS

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News

5/24/2022

Ligentec’s photonic chips are set to power industry 4.0

Ligentec is a pioneer in a field that already sits at the cutting edge: photonic integrated circuits. Integrated circuits are the powerhouses of computer chips; they traditionally rely on electrons – hence the name “electronic circuits” – but photonic ones run on photons, which can be thought of as particles of light. This brings a number of advantages: photonic chips require considerably less energy than electronic ones and can pack much more computing power onto a smaller surface area. They open the door to an entirely new generation of high-tech robots, sensors, and quantum computers.

5/11/2022

Akselos closes $16.5M funding round from investors

Akselos – leader in physics-based Digital Twins – today announces a $16.5 million funding round, with participation from AT Capital Group, Future Energy Ventures, Japan Energy Fund and Shell Ventures.