Bringing the right support at the right time
Every startup has its own needs and journey to success. At the EPFL Tech Launchpad, we work with you through the full incubation period, bringing in external expertise where needed.
Thematic Open Calls
Up-and-coming startups from the Tech Launchpad
The EPFL Tech Launchpad awards three new Ignition grants
We’re proud to announce Blue Energy Leap, Arkaïya, and Condensation have each been awarded a CH 30k Ignition grant as part of EPFL’s Tech Launchpad – a leading incubator dedicated to supporting groundbreaking and innovative startups.
Three EPFL Startups receive an Innogrant award of CHF 100k
EPFL is pleased to announce that three promising startups Corintis, Omnigrasp and Qaptis, joined the EPFL Tech-Launchpad and received an Innogrant of CHF 100,000 each.
Retreeva and AICA receive an Innogrant
Two EPFL startup projects receive an Innogrant each: Retreeva and AICA. Retreeva has developed a high-tech sponge to find and recover gold fragments in the waste from the refining process, while AICA has developed AI-based software that makes industrial robots easier to program and more capable of adapting.
The Tech Launchpad supports all entrepreneurs dedicated to building a business which will solve a compelling problem using innovative technology. To be eligible for joining the Tech Launchpad program, you will need to be a full-time founder based at EPFL and anchored at an EPFL lab.
Our focus is incubation and preparing you and your company for the next step. Once you’re incorporated, we step back and watch you grow.
Yes, but you’ll need to have a EPFL lab ready to host you. EPFL is home to world-leading laboratories that span disciplines and areas of expertise. By incubating in an EPFL lab, you and your idea will have access to world-class facilities backed by leading scientific advisors. Find a lab with the unique scientific edge you need here https://www.epfl.ch/labs/
Yes absolutely. All innovative technologies with scaling potential are welcome.
No. Every startup has its own needs and journey to success. There’s no one way to reach this. It’s our role to help you with the right support at the right time.
Fill out our registration form – tell us about your project, what you’ve done, and what you need to move forward. If your form fits our criteria, we will invite you for a meeting. Together we will assess the best Tech Launchpad programme to support your idea and send you the detailed application forms.