Open Innovation is key to a successful growth strategy, but how to embrace it ? What are the type of partnerships possible between companies and university research ecosystems?
KNOVA is a one-year partnership program that support companies leveraging university research ecosystem to nurture their innovation, while also providing startups and researchers in the EPFL ecosystem with the chance to make a global impact with their technologies.
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Swiss Post's digital ambitions continue alongside EPFL
From September, Swiss Post is further strengthening its collaboration with the EPFL ecosystem by joining the partnership acceleration program KNOVA!
How we leverage academia to uncover future innovation
The new one-year immersive and accelerating program – KNOVA – launched and managed by the Vice Presidency for Innovation, allows companies to explore the potential of EPFL's innovation ecosystem and identify how they can use these new ideas to grow their business. The six companies that have joined for the year 2022 tell us about their choice and the reasons that motivated them to participate in the program.
EPFL launches KNOVA to push new partnership opportunities
Codenamed KNOVA, the project takes its inspiration from kilonovae, phenomena that occur when two stars fuse to generate precious metals, a fitting metaphor for the advantages of combining academics and industry. This is a unique program, which primarily seeks to create flexible, practical, and impactful relationships between companies and EPFL so that everyone involved can benefit as much as possible. KNOVA’s goal is to accelerate strategic partnerships so that research can continue to push forward and new discoveries can be harnessed for the good of society.