Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization

ENTC — the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization is part of the College of Management of Technology at EPFL and is directed by Prof. Dr. Marc Gruber.

ENTC is an internationally recognized center of excellence in research and teaching in Entrepreneurship and Technology Commercialization. We work in an international network of entrepreneurship institutions, and serve as a strong partner to the entrepreneurship community at EPFL and in the Lausanne region.


Prof. Julia Binder & Prof. Shirah Foy

Professorships for two former ENTC collaborators

— Julia Binder and Shirah Foy were both appointed professors, respectively at IMD Business School and at the Toulouse Business School, as of September 2021.

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Executive Education offer at the College of Management of Technology

— The Direction of the College developed a reinforced strategic orientation for CDM’s offering for executives by establishing a new unit to centrally manage its offer for Executive Education, thereby providing a unique and coherent identity to all its programs – at the heart of technology & innovation.

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Linking EPFL Schools via Interdisciplinary Projects

— With the idea to promote and encourage collaboration among scientists, the College of Management of Technology (CDM) has initiated a new Interdisciplinary Strategy to seed new collaborative research ties between key research areas of the College and other research domains present at EPFL. This strategic program aims both at boosting the huge potential of interdisciplinary projects which already feature at EPFL and at fostering the integration of the College on the EPFL campus.

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New publication on founder identity and firm creation

— Dr. Shirah Foy and Prof. Dr. Marc Gruber have published a new article in the Academy of Management Journal entitled "Identity-Society (Mis)Alignment and the Instrumentalization of Firm Creation: Creative Destruction and Creative Reconstruction"

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New publication on entrepreneurial resource mobilization

— Dr. Christina Hertel and Dr. Julia Binder have published a new article in the Journal of Business Venturing entitled "Getting more from many—A framework of community resourcefulness in new venture creation"

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