Innovation Day

19 November 2019
Forum Rolex

Transferring innovation to industry

2019 marks our 50th year of transferring cutting-edge technology to industry. On this occasion, we are holding a special Innovation Day at our campus on 19 November 2019 inviting industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs to share their experience and vision with us.

In a first chapter, Business leaders will explore the role of innovation in industry, sharing their vision of technological development and explaining how they manage innovation across their organizations, industries and markets. They will also talk about the economic and technological challenges they face every day – and how their research partnerships and joint ventures with EPFL help them overcome those challenges and foster innovative thinking.

In a second chapter, entrepreneurs with an exceptional path will give an overview of their experience, their determination to succeed and how EPFL has been contributing to their success. They will share their vision on the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Switzerland and beyond and share their advice to inspire future generations.

14:30         Doors open

15:00         Welcome and introduction
Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL

Chapter 1:
Industry Leaders

15:15         Industry Leaders’ visions
on Data Science across industry sectors

16:15         Roundtable

16:35         Break and networking

17:00         Keynote speech

Chapter 2:
Successful Entrepreneurs

17:30         The EPFL start-up ecosystem
Marc Gruber, Vice President for Innovation

17:45         Talks by successful entrepreneurs

18:30         Roundtable

19:00         Closing and Dinner

The detailed program with the speakers’ names will be unveiled soon.
In the meantime, register now and save the date in your calendar!

The event is open to all and free to attend! Registration is mandatory for organizational reasons.


More information will be available soon.

Date : Tuesday 19 November 2019. Doors open at 2:30PM, the conference starts at 3PM

Venue: Forum Rolex Learning Center

The event will be held in English.

Aurélie Schick
Communications & Events
Vice Presidency for Innovation
[email protected]