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Winner 2018

The fifth edition of the Vaud International Business Award was held on 8 November 2018 at IMD in Lausanne. 

Philippe Leuba, Minister of Economic Affairs, Innovation and Sport, Blaise Vuille, Technical & Business Develpment Director, TESA SA, Jean-Pascal Bobst, CEO, Bobst Group SA, Jurgi Caamblong, Co-Founder & CEO, SOPHiA GENETICS, Aude Pugin, President ot the CVCI, Claudine Amstein, Director of the CVCI, Jean-Frédéric Berthoud, Director Development Economic – State of Vaud

Category "Foreign Company"


Founded in 1941 and based in Renens, TESA SA is a manufacturer of precision measurement tools. In 2001, the company became part of the Swedish group Hexagon, a global supplier of information technology. With 800 employees globally – 300 of whom based in Renens, TESA SA has an annual revenue of almost CHF 100,000,000 and remains at the forefront of innovation. 

Category "Swiss Company"


BOBST, leader mondial de solutions pour l’emballage et l’étiquette, existe depuis 128 ans. Plus de 5400 collaborateurs dans le monde, dont environ 2000 dans le canton. A créé l’an dernier, à Cheseaux, la start-up Mouvent – Centre de Compétences pour l’impression numérique. 1528 millions de francs suisses de chiffre d’affaires en 2017. 


Jury's Special Prize


Founded in 2011 at the EPFL, SOPHiA GENETICS has been based in Saint-Sulpice since 2014. This world leader in data-driven medicine, who created the AI SOPHiA, has 66 employees in the region and some 150 around the world. The company works with a network of more than 850 hospitals in 77 countries. 

The three companies featured in the video below, based in the canton of Vaud, are regular partners of the prize-winners. They reflect the ongoing collaboration between SME and international entities.  

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