Innovation for SMEs
What we offer to SMEs
SMEs can use the skills of EPFL researchers to innovate, in particular by setting up collaborative projects financed by Innosuisse.
FORWARD, the innovation Forum for SMEs at EPFL, is organized annually by EPFL in partnership with Le Temps et PME Magazine. A unique networking opportunity, conferences, thematic sessions, demonstrations. The unit also aims to create links between SMEs and various components of the EPFL campus, in particular the EPFL offices and the vast network of technological start-ups.
Many opportunities exist, including internships, master’s degree projects in companies, recruitment of young graduates, recruitment of experienced professionals trained at EPFL.
A complete and customizable offer of training courses is available to you: such as the UNIL-EPFL continuing education program and the EPFL Extension School.
Do you want to discuss your ideas with our team?
Events and services
FORWARD Event: the annual Innovation Forum for SMEs at EPFL. FORWARD 2020: My SME in 5 years, the new dimensions of innovation.
Carry out a scientific research project with an EPFL laboratory. The Alliance Industrial Liaison program meets your needs and helps you find the right partner for your innovation project.
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Call to SMEs: On the occasion of the third CSEM “Digital Journey” awards ceremony, we are pleased to invite you to a journey towards innovation: a new and 100% virtual edition!
SMEs in Fribourg, come and meet a key innovation ecosystem! A unique opportunity to take advantage of this immersion to accelerate innovation within your company in the field of “smart living”
Projects with SMEs
The company projects itself into the world of tomorrow and comes up with accessible and concrete ideas.
A successful collaboration since 1998. Meet Mathieu Fauve, Head of R&D at Stöckli Swiss Sports AG
In collaboration with Professor Fua of the EPFL computer vision laboratory, the company has developed a tool that alerts the pilot to both traffic and impending collisions with other aircraft.
We also encourage you to join the Alliance Industry Liaison Program
Its advisors will assist you in your research projects carried out with university laboratories; this regional program provides additional support to SMEs established in Western Switzerland, through mixed public-private financing, notably with Innosuisse.