Tech Launchpad

The EPFL Tech Launchpad is a leading technology incubator for innovative startups.  We empower entrepreneurs, providing them with the right support to launch the companies of tomorrow. 
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New neuroprosthetic technology © Alain Hertzog 2019

Bringing the right support at the right time

Every startup has its own needs and journey to success.  We work with you through the full incubation period. Based on your individual needs, you receive dedicated funding, tailored external expertise, and the opportunity to connect with a powerful network.


Validate early – get out of the lab and focus on your users


Get market ready, product ready and investor ready!

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Booster: Design

Develop people-driven technology with your customer at its heart

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Booster: Interns

Hire a Master’s student or recent graduate to build your team


Booster: Derisk

Mitigate risks to become investor ready

Thematic Open Calls

EPFL-Quantum call

Accelerate the journey from bench to market in the quantum technologies of tomorrow

Prix Musy

Isabelle Musy Award

Foster women entrepreneurship in science and technology

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Other funding opportunities

Find out about other funding opportunities in the ecosystem

Up-and-coming startups from the Tech Launchpad

Partner Services 

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With market insights, expert analysis, and unique data, GlobalData will help you better understand your future market. Get privileged access to GlobalData through your Tech Launchpad contact.


Fundsup helps you find investment connections that matter. Join the dedicated EPFL Fundsup channel to increase your visibility and expand your network.


Alliance offers expert support on non-dilutive funding applications. Work with your Tech Launchpad contact to define your need and find a potential funding opportunity.


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

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.


Do you want to know more about our activities? Do you have an  idea for us? Please send us an email to [email protected]