Innovation

For more than 20 years, EPFL has been a key player in innovation in Switzerland. It promotes innovation activities with industry, sets up new programs to encourage entrepreneurship and new thematic initiatives to strengthen collaboration with businesses.
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© Alain Herzog – Fly Jacket developed by Carine Rognon, a researcher at EPFL’s Laboratory of Intelligent Systems led by Dario Floreano.

Innovation matters

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.

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Collaboration with industry

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Entrepreneurship and Startup

Explore the programs and tools EPFL offers to help create or grow your venture.

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Sustainability

Tech4Impact builds bridges to leverage science & technology for sustainable impact.

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Sport Technology

Discover the labs involved in the in sports-related research and all the associated projects.

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Cultural Heritage & Innovation

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

Full list of innovation and research domains 

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Innovation to fight COVID

Startups solutions to tackle COVID

Check the EPFL Spin-offs and EPFL Innovation Park start-ups who are developing solutions to tackle COVID-19.