Innovation improves the quality of life of people and provides solutions that help deal with grand societal challenges such as climate change or the ageing of population. Technologies developed at EPFL have had, are a likely to have, a major impact on our society. In addition, innovation is also pivotal to the health of the Swiss economy. It is arguably “the” way firms compete. If firms want to cut costs over the long term, or, increase profit margins via the production of better products or by developing new markets, then they must innovate. This is particularly true in Switzerland, which has a large pool of highly qualified workers and whose firms rely largely on the production and export of high-technology goods. Today’s scientific research plants the seed for tomorrow’s innovations. However, science does not translate into innovation magically. That’s the reason why an Innovation Team is completely dedicated to act as interface between academia and industry. Its fundamental mission is to ensure that EPFL’s research has a real impact by finding its way into society. It connects EPFL’s labs to industrial partners in a variety of ways, which you can discover in the further pages.
The latest news
An intelligent network for better water management
EPFL-based startup Droople has developed a smart flow meter that can measure buildings’ water consumption and identify potential savings in energy. The Montreux Jazz Café at EPFL has already tested the device and found a way to cut its energy bill.
EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market
GTX medical, an EPFL spin-off that has developed an implantable neuromodulation therapy to help people with spinal cord injuries walk again, merged today with NeuroRecovery Technologies, a US-based company, developing a transcutaneous stimulation therapy to improve upper limb function after a SCI. The combined entity, which retains the name GTX medical, is set to become the global leader in its niche.
DeepTech Week dedicated to accelerate cutting-edge solutions
One week to bring together the best in deep tech and start building solutions for the future. Events, debates, roundtables and various workshops will be organized at some of Paris’ top economic and scientific hubs from 9 to 13 March 2020.
EPFL Connect : a networking event for innovation enthusiasts
(l’évènement se déroulera certainement en anglais et en français selon les différents intervenants) The EPFL Alumni and EPFL Vice-Presidency for Innovation are pleased to invite you to EPFL Connect! This networking…
Place and room: BC hall