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
Neural Concept receives 500K to develop its deep-learning technology
Founded in 2018, the EPFL startup Neural Concept developed a 3D deep-learning software for engineering and computer-aided design to optimise business processes within companies. The Tech Growth loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will fund the R&D and cloud computing costs associated with further improvements to the solution.
The EPFL Tech Launchpad awards two new Ignition grants
We are delighted to announce the startups MinWave and Predikon 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.
EPFL and the Wyss Center award two new entrepreneurial projects
The EPFL Startup Launchpad and the Wyss Center for Bio and Neuroengineering announced today that two start-ups, Bearmind and Capture, are the awardees of the 2nd EPFL-Wyss Center call for entrepreneurial projects. Each award provides 100 000 CHF to the winning venture, as well as access to staff and translational resources at both institutions, towards the acceleration of a technology to market.
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.