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.
Thematic Open Calls
Up-and-coming startups from the Tech Launchpad
A 100k FIT Tech Seed Loan for PROUD
To meet the growing demand in high-tech items, PROUD is designing the next generation of semi-conductors using diamond layers. The patented technology developed at EPFL solves the cooling problem of current silicon semi-conductors. With the Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), the start-up will pursue the technology scale-up and the prototype’s development.
A 100k FIT Tech Seed Loan for TWIICE
Founded in 2020, EPFL startup TWIICE designs modular exoskeletons for the lower limbs that enable paralysed people to stand up and walk again. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will allow the startup to conduct the clinical trial for its exoskeleton leading to its commercialisation in 2023 in Europe, Canada, and the US.
Swistor and IsoSpec Analytics granted by EPFL Startup Launchpad
The EPFL Startup Launchpad has granted two awards of CHF100,000 each to future EPFL startups Swistor and IsoSpec Analytics. While the former startup project enables high-energy and ultra-fast charging energy storage devices (supercapacitors) with a significantly reduced carbon footprint, the later is looking to reduce the time new drugs reach the market through optimising early-stage development.
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 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.