Innovation improves people’s quality of life and provides solutions that help deal with grand societal challenges such as climate change or the population’s ageing. Additionally, innovation is essential to the health of the Swiss economy.
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 wholly dedicated to acting as an 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.
Tech4Impact builds bridges to leverage science & technology for sustainable impact.
Discover the labs involved in the in sports-related research and all the associated projects.
Space Innovation builds on the multi-domain relevance of space technologies to support the development of innovative projects in the space sector.
Innovation to fight COVID
EPFL x Rollomatic: Perfect balance between theory and practice
It’s now been three years since Rollomatic decided to open a knowledge and skills center at EPFL. Two years ago, we published an article entitled 'One year of successful challenges between Rollomatic and EFPL.' A dozen projects have now been launched through this partnership, involving 9 students, and comprising three Master’s projects and one PhD project.
Flowbone receives a tech seed loan of 100K to prevent hip fractures
Founded in 2020, the EPFL startup Flowbone has developed a bioactive gel for the local treatment of osteoporosis, a disease that weakens bones. Directly injected into the areas to be treated, the gel restores bone strength within few weeks and prevents fractures. Thanks to the CHF 100’000 Tech Seed loan from FIT, flowbone will be able to acquire production equipment to pursue the company’s development.
Using space technology to solve sustainability challenges on Earth
The New Space economy is booming and is forecast to be worth $1 trillion by 2040. New space technologies, such as data from satellites, have a vital role to play in solving some of the sustainability challenges here on Earth. Space4Impact, a new EPFL startup led by Gaetan Petit, is harnessing this potential to connect New Space startups with non-space customers to help them create a more sustainable future.
EPFL Connect Design X Startup
The EPFL Startup Launchpad is pleased to invite you to its fourth edition of EPFL Connect on Monday 27 September 2021 from 18:00 to 19:45 – online via Zoom. Entrepreneurs from EPFL entrepreneurship programmes, alumni from…
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