Patrick Barbey leads Innovaud, the Agency supporting innovation projects in startups and SMEs in Canton de Vaud, Western Switzerland. 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.