Industry Collaboration

EPFL encourages companies to move closer to cutting-edge research in order to best meet the scientific, technological and societal challenges of the 21st century.
"innovative spirit @ Schindler" M. Silvio Napoli, CEO, and members of Schindler's management board Company presentation by Schindler AG, with a focus on how innovation plays an important part in its business model. April 4, 2016

Academic Excellence, Vibrant Ecosystems, Tailormade Collaborations

Concerned about the quality of knowledge and technology transfer and its important contribution to the innovation ecosystem in Switzerland, EPFL supports researchers in their collaboration with industry, as well as any company (SME or large) interested in collaborating with research.

We are a team of 15 people with engineering backgrounds in various fields and extensive industry experience. Our services range from facilitating research collaborations to networking and branding opportunities, as well as access to EPFL talent and start-ups and sharing all our continuing education options with you.

Choose the services that suits you and we will accompany you throughout your journey to EPFL.

Our personalised, tailor-made offering


Partnering Program

Test the value of EPFL as an innovation partner for one year, no strings attached.

Domaines De Recherche

Research Collaborations

Access EPFL’s expertise for your innovation projects.

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Start-ups and Technologies

Acquire new technologies either by collaborating with a start-up or accessing our technologies.


Innovation Park

Presence at EPFL Innovation Park

Boost your partnership, benefit from the proximity of the campus and install your R&D team at the EPFL Innovation Park.

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Talents and Continuing Education

Grow your scientific expertise through talent acquisition and continuing education.

Find the right partner if you are:

A company

We accompany you in your relationship with EPFL and guide you to the collaboration you want to establish.

An EPFL researcher

We accompany you in your relationship with the industry and guide you towards the collaboration you wish to establish.


Christoph Aeschlimann, diplômé EPFL en Informatique, a été nommé cette année Directeur Général de Swisscom. © 2022 EPFL

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Christoph Aeschlimann, a computer science graduate from EPFL, was recently appointed CEO of Swisscom – another step in a successful career marked by a number of senior management positions in Switzerland. Aeschlimann, who will receive an EPFL Alumni Award at the 2022 Magistrale graduation ceremony, spoke with us about the growing role that digital technology is playing in our everyday lives and about how Swisscom, the country’s biggest telecom operator, is helping to shape the digital transformation.


A dedicated team that accompanies you throughout your journey to EPFL! Don’t hesitate to contact us.

EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation
EPFL Innovation Park
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1015 Lausanne

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