Design and Prototype

We help bringing users closer to your technology. Benefit from collaborating with talented designers, developers and engineers to take your project to the next level.

Because we believe a compelling prototype is more impactful than any slide in your pitch deck.

You have a clear startup vision based on a novel and scalable technical solution.
You have a working technology and a targeted primary market.
You have a strong connection to a hosting EPFL lab.

We finance design projects and help you find the right experts to create your prototype. You can bring in a designer to join your startup project – industrial, UX/UI, graphic, video. Via the Enabled by Design platform we help you find the right designer and provide you with the tools to reach your goals.

You tell us. When your technology is working, and you are developing an advanced proof of concept or a MVP. When you need to reach out to users and customers – the earlier, the better !

Firstly, start by telling us more about your project through this online form. This is the starting point for all our support.

If Design and Prototype is the right support for your project we’ll invite you to apply and pitch your project.

Explain to us why design is strategic in your journey from lab to market. Be clear on your expectations.


EPFL Startup Unit

Vice Presidency for Innovation
EPFL Innovation Park J
CH-1015 Lausanne  

Contact: [email protected]