The future of innovation

Discover how EPFL Innovation Park has given way to success and the new vision of innovation for the next 30 years.

Innovation is part of EPFL’s DNA and the Innovation Park is a living example of this! Launched in the 1990s by a group of visionary pioneers, it is today EPFL’s flagship for the transfer of value to society. During this event, we will guide you through the key milestones and past achievement to then unveil the plan for the 30 years ahead. 

Join us Monday, June 20, 2022 from 2:00 pm at the EPFL Innovation Park.

13:30 -14:00
Welcome and registration

14:00 -16:00
From the first years of the Park to the future we are creating

13h30 Doors open / ouverture des portes
14h00 Welcome / Bienvenue – Gaël Hürlimann
14h05 L’innovation au cœur de l’EPFL – Martin Vetterli 
14h20 Today and future from Swiss perspective – Raymond Cron 
14h30 L’EPFL Innovation Park aujourd’hui – Jean-Philippe Lallement 
14h40 From past to futur for Logitech and Nexthink – Jean-Michel Chardon and Patrick Hertzog 
15h05 Panel discussion 
15h15 Le futur de l’innovation dans le canton of Vaud – Philippe Leuba 
15h25 The future of innovation at EPFL and the unveiling of Ecotope – Ursula Oesterle
15h45 Q&A 

16:30 – 18:30
The future starts here!

Come and meet the people who create the future! An opportunity to discover innovations coming out of EPFL with showcases, pitches and networking with researchers and entrepreneurs.

With apéritif and networking

By order of presentation 

  • Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL
  • Raymond Cron, CEO Switzerland Innovation
  • Jean-Philippe Lallement, Managing Director EPFL Innovation Park
  • Jean-Michel Chardon, Head of Technology Innovation, part of the technology office & Site Leader, Logitech
  • Patrick Hertzog, Co-founder & User Experience Officer, Nexthink
  • Philippe Leuba, Chef du Département de l’économie, de l’innovation et du sport, Canton de Vaud
  • Ursula Oesterle, Vice president for innovation, EPFL
  • And Gaël Hürlimann, Head of communication at EPFL as master of ceremony

Meet the people who create the future!

21 students projects, startups and collaboration projects will present their activities in few minutes.

Feel free to come and go according to your interest. Also network with most of them who will have a booth and will welcome you!

16:30 Welcome  
16:32 Soleva Builds the most sustainable home on wheels
16:36 R2Home GPS-Guided Parafoil Recovery System
16:40 Resilio Full support to every organization whishing to assess their digital-related environmental footprint
16:44 Swiss Solar Boat Design and conception of a solar-powered boat
16:48 Uzufly Ultra-detailed 3D models at the scale of buildings, districts, cities or territories
16:52 Rayform & SICPA Startup/Industry collaboration: anti-counterfeiting feature easy to verify but very difficult to copy
16:56 AELER Transforms logistics by bringing advanced technologies to the container
17:00 AI platform to generate, summarize, rewrite, or classify texts in French and German.
17:04 Emovo Care Develops accessible assistive devices to bring movement home for people with motor impairments
17:08 Swisspod Technologies Develops a technology platform for Hyperloop transportation System at EPFL
17:12 ClearSky Ai Design personalized, private and proactive artificial intelligence-based apps which reduce interactions of our mobiles with cloud services
17:16 Swibrace & Spirecut Develops orthopaedic 3D-printed braces
17:20 Oryl Photonics Simplified solubility measurement for better and effective medicine
17:24 KimboCare  Transparent delivery of quality healthcare for underserved communities
17:28 Virtuosis AI-powered assessment based on video
17:32 PhenomX Health Precision nutrition for women hormonal health, rejuvenation and longevity
17:36 Ophthorobotics Fully automated system capable of performing safe injections into the eye for chronic ophthalmic diseases worldwide
17:40 ATREON Digital biomarker for Rheumatoid Arthritis
17:44 Alephium Operational sharded blockchain bringing versatility, scalability, and energy efficiency to Bitcoin’s proven core technologies
17:48 Voltiris Transforms greenhouses into power plants without impacting plants’ growth
17:52 INSSINC  
17:56 End  

The event will take place at EPFL Innovation Park next to Building J

Route J.-D. Colladon
1015 Lausanne

💡 Please use public transports. Here is how to join us.

The event is open to EPFL community, industry, startups, investors, innovation enthusiasts and the general public.

EPFL Vice Presidency for Innovation
Aurelie Schick 
[email protected]
📞 041 21 693 14 07