Research Collaborations

EPFL promotes innovation through collaborations with national and international companies and thus transforms the results of its research into benefits for society.
Domaines De Recherche

Save time and increase your competitive edge or research

Navigating through the EPFL ecosystem is inspiring but complex. We will scout and put you in touch with the right EPFL center of competence or laboratory, help you have access to state of the art research, and if requested connect you with funding facilitators. It is also our priority is to support the individual innovation needs of any companies to ensure your local and international competitiveness. As an innovation facilitator, we are at your disposal to support you in your business project, in particular by setting up collaborative projects financed by Innosuisse.

Academy or Industry, find your partner

Find your Industrial Partner

If you are a researcher, our team connects you with industry to develop tailor-made collaborations and supports you throughout your career with EPFL

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Find your Academic Partner

If you are a company – small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or corporate companies – our team connects your to our researchers to develop tailor-made collaborations.

Other ressources for industry collaborations

Join an innovation project

Explore EPFL’s flagship initiatives that allow the exploration of emerging fields.

Use our infrastructure

EPFL offers a wide range of research infrastructures on its various campuses accessible to EPFL members and external users.

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Support for innovation beyond EPFL

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.

Industry – Academia joint initiatives


A joint initiative of Zeiss and EPFL

SBB-EPFL Research Initiative

Fostering knowledge and solutions for the future of mobility.

Success story

“The way we work will have a huge impact on our success”

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The Swiss company Schindler, based in Lucerne, has chosen EPFL Innovation Park to open the Schindler Lab. Their first laboratory directly linked to a university was inaugurated on December 19. Martin Kusserow, head of the laboratory, explains what they want to do.


Do you have questions? Do you need help? Don’t hesitate to contact us!

EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation
EPFL Innovation Park
Building J
1015 Lausanne

[email protected]

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