Engaging with SMEs
Offer to SMEs
The SME Unit is aimed at all small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) wishing to launch their innovation project. Its priority is to support the individual innovation needs of companies in order to ensure their local and international competitiveness. As an innovation facilitator, we are at your disposal to support you in your business project.
Our support offer
SMEs can use the skills of EPFL researchers to innovate, in particular by setting up collaborative projects financed by Innosuisse.
FORWARD, the innovation Forum for SMEs at EPFL, is organized annually by EPFL in partnership with Le Temps et PME Magazine. A unique networking opportunity, conferences, thematic sessions, demonstrations. The unit also aims to create links between SMEs and various components of the EPFL campus, in particular the EPFL offices and the vast network of technological start-ups.
Many opportunities exist, including internships, master’s degree projects in companies, recruitment of young graduates, recruitment of experienced professionals trained at EPFL.
A complete and customizable offer of training courses is available to you: such as the UNIL-EPFL continuing education program and the EPFL Extension School.
To go further
FORWARD Event: the annual Innovation Forum for SMEs at EPFL. FORWARD 2020: My SME in 5 years, the new dimensions of innovation.
Carry out a scientific research project with an EPFL laboratory. The Alliance Industrial Liaison program meets your needs and helps you find the right partner for your innovation project.
Under the leadership of the Vice-Presidency for Innovation and the EPFL Valais Wallis Office, EPFL took 10 Valaisan SMEs to participate in the first SME Camp in Silicon Valley.