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.
industrial funding in 2018
raised by EPFL start-ups and 25 start-ups created in 2018
companies based at EPFL Innovation Park
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Innovation Leaders Event 2019
Place and room:
EPFL Rolex Center
Category: Conferences - Seminars
Scientastic à Sion
Place and room:
EPFL Valais-Wallis, Sion
Category: Public Science Events