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Patrick Barbey leads Innovaud, the innovation and investment promotion agency for the canton of Vaud. Its objectives are to help tech-oriented companies (startups, scale-ups, SMEs, large companies and multinationals) develop their businesses and carry out innovation projects. Innovaud acts as a one-stop shop for foreign companies interested to set up in our region.  
He holds a Master in Electrical Engineering from EPFL and an MBA from the University of Lausanne/EPFL. Patrick has co-founded or been involved in several startups in the domain of mobile services, simulation software and corporate IT end-user experience platforms. Previously, he was involved in software and hardware development at larger corporations. He is passionate about stimulating innovation and entrepreneurship ecosystems.

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