We've set up a system of support for start-up creation:

  • The HEIG-VD start-up grant  which supports their activities for a maximum of 2 years
  • Technical collaboration with HEIG-VD research institutes
  • Access to our resources and knowledge network and our Applied R&D Centre
  • Partnership with manufacturers
  • Risk-sharing with the Applied R&D Centre to ensure the success of young companies
  • Events organised in support of their project

And since January 2011,  the Y-Parc SA business incubator, Y-Start, has been offering start-ups the benefit of various services such as:

  • Accommodation suited to the needs of the start-up
  • Secretarial services, accounts and other administrative processes
  • Synergies and proximity with HEIG-VD and companies based in the science and technology park
  • Managerial coaching

To date, our institutes have fostered 19 start-ups: