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.
The center digitize and preserve audiovisual collections and add value to them by organizing research and innovation projects with EPFL laboratories, start-ups, and partners
Innovation to fight COVID
Two young female entrepreneurs from EPFL win the Musy Award
Clara Moldovan, the founder of Swistor, and Margaux Duchamp, the founder of ArcoScreen – both determined young EPFL graduates – are the two winners of this year’s Isabelle Musy Award. The award is given out every two years to outstanding female entrepreneurs from the French- and Italian-speaking parts of Switzerland, and comes with CHF 50,000 in prize money.
Lasers and virtual reality to revolutionize watch-crystal engraving
EPFL engineers teamed up with luxury watchmaker Vacheron Constantin to develop an innovative system that uses lasers to create 3D sculptures within sapphire watch crystals.
The tech that allows collaboration without compromise
Data is all around us. Companies, governments, and healthcare all rely on data to make smart decisions. But what if that data is incomplete or wrong? Tune Insight, a startup created by Dr Juan Troncoso-Pastoriza and Professor Jean-Pierre Hubaux, helps businesses make better decisions thanks to secure data collaboration. Dr Troncoso-Pastoriza discusses the potentially limitless applications of this Innogrant-funded technology.