19 November 2019
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
16:35 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
19:00 Closing and Dinner
The event is open to all and free to attend.
Registration is mandatory for organizational reasons.
EPFL Innovation Day offers you the opportunity to share inspiring experiences and testimonies of relationships and business development with EPFL.
Our speakers are visionary industry leaders, successful national and international entrepreneurs, professors and researchers. They will share their insights and vision of innovation on stage.
Executive Vice President, Chief Scientific Officer, Idorsia Pharmaceuticals
Chief Executive Officer, Apco Technologies
Vice President for Information Systems, EPFL
Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, Sophia Genetics
Vice President for Innovation, EPFL
User Experience Officer & Co-Founder, Nexthink
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Kandou Bus
Tuesday 19 November 2019.
Doors open at 2:30PM, the conference starts at 3PM
Forum Rolex Learning Center
The event will be held in English.
Communications & Events
Vice Presidency for Innovation