Innovation projects

Innovation projects allow the exploration of emerging fields. They represent one of the main characteristics of EPFL and its know-how in encouraging transdisciplinary collaborations, thus ensuring that its research and innovation have a scientific, economic and societal impact.

Distinguished by theme, innovation projects play a transversal role and allow the five EPFL faculties, the two colleges and the extended campuses to collaborate in order to carry out interdisciplinary research projects.

Innovation initiatives

Social Impact

Tech4Impact aims to design value creation from technologies by also integrating social impact. This initiative, which aims to better integrate social impact into the various innovation activities at EPFL, includes the creation of a Yunus Social Business Center at EPFL (in partnership with Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and inventor of micro-credit).

Technology in the service of sport

EPFL is a scientific advisor for the field of sport and is part of the SMART MOVE network. The latter brings together 9 academic institutions, offering know-how and infrastructure to athletes, federations and companies to develop their performance and expertise. Smart Move also offers a very wide range of training and research.

Space Innovation

Space Innovation

Space Innovation builds on the multi-domain relevance of space technologies to support the development of innovative projects in the space sector.


Sandra Bertschi
+41 21 693 35 75 

[email protected]

Vice Presidency for Innovation (VPI)
Innovation Projects
EPFL Innovation Park
Building J
1015 Lausanne

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