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Innogrants

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Since 2005, the most important tool has undoubtedly been the Innogrants programme, a pre-seed funding for EPFL researchers and students as well as for entrepreneurs outside the university.

Support for entrepreneurs

EPFL helps entrepreneurs beyond financing through numerous tools and mechanisms. The entrepreneurial ecosystem includes many external partners and a multitude of other supports.

Visit the pages that are relevant to your project

Advice

Training, coaching and mentoring

Community services

Community & events

Financial support

Grants & Awards

 

Housing

Office space and desk abroad

Development

Trips, camps & accelerators

Investments

Investors & venture capital

The EPFL ecosystem

The information about the ecosystem can be found in a single document “Support to innovation around EPFL”, download the pdf below. We are aware that this ecosystem looks complex and fragmented however the entrepreneurs’ needs vary with the development stage of their project. Do not hesitate to contact us!

You may also be interested in joigning the LinkedIn EPFL Start-up Community group.

(click here to download the pdf)

The EPFL Spin-offs

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There is no official list of EPFL start-ups or spin-offs. However, it was considered of interest to establish an unofficial list of high-tech companies created on the basis of EPFL technologies and/or personnel or which have had very close relations with EPFL since their creation, due to their activity.

Contact

For any information about startups, send us an email at [email protected]