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
Voltiris receives CHF 100k for renewable energy production
In response to the growing demand for food and renewable energy, EPFL start up Voltiris has developed a new generation of colour optimized photovoltaic panels to maximise sunlight both for growing crops and producing renewable energy. In collaboration with HES-SO and Agroscope, Voltiris will use the Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) for its ongoing pilots and prepare its industrialisation and large-scale projects.
Qaptis receives 100K CHF for its CO2 capture solution
The EPFL startup Qaptis has developed a technology capable of capturing 90% of the CO2 emitted by internal combustion engines, mainly those of trucks and boats. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Qaptis finalise its prototype with a view to launching the commercialisation of its product.
Tune Insight receives 100K CHF to collaborate on sensitive data
Tune Insight develops a software solution that enables organizations to collaborate securely for extracting collective insights from their most sensitive and confidential data. The Tech Seed loan from the Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT) will help Tune Insight expand the development team and move from proofs-of-concept to licensing revenues in further verticals, including health, insurance and cybersecurity.
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.