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
ArcoScreen receives the Innogrant from the EPFL Tech Launchpad
The EPFL Tech Launchpad is pleased to announce they have granted an award of CHF100,000 to ArcoScreen – an EPFL-based technology which offers a quicker, more effective method of drug screening carried out directly on patient cells.
Indoor inspection drones of Flybotix get a Tech Growth Loan
Founded in 2019, EPFL startup Flybotix develops a drone based on a proprietary propulsion and steering technology that brings disruptive changes to the market of indoor industrial inspection drones. The novel drone doubles the flight-time compared to competition and is quieter than a lawn mower. The Tech Growth loan of CHF 400’000 from FIT completes a fundraising round of one million Francs that Flybotix closed in March 2021.
A Tech Seed loan to Oryl Photonics to accelerate drug development
The vast majority of drugs on the market are poorly soluble, meaning that their ability to dissolve in a solvent is not optimal, which causes them to be poorly absorbed, behave unpredictably, and may even induce an undesirable immune response. The EPFL startup Oryl Photonics composed of has tackled this problem by developing a novel device to rapidly and efficiently measure the solubility of substances at an affordable price. A very worthwhile workaround, given that in Switzerland one in two people over the age of 15 takes at least one medicine every week! Such is the importance of the solution developed by Oryl Photonics, which FIT is now supporting with a Tech Seed loan of CHF 100’000.
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.