Collaborate with our researchers

At EPFL we have a long tradition of collaboration with national and international industries to allow research results to span into economy and society.

EPFL scientific excellence is a driver for cutting-edge innovation and tailored partnerships are one very efficient approach to it. It encompasses research collaboration, technology transfer, visits and exchanges of key personnel. As a result, every year, EPFL laboratories collaborate with industry in over 200 agreements for research and service activities.
We are convinced that the breakthroughs of the future will be done by linking transdisciplinary domains and facilitating the communication between people with different expertise and backgrounds. We are willing to contribute in bridging the innovation gap by inviting companies on and around its campus to further improve the innovation process. Our services are here to guide you in finding the best option for you to collaborate with our researchers. We look forward to learning more about your needs.


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Establish a collaboration

Understand the different ways to set-up research collaboration with industry.

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Access our technology

Explore our available technologies, including patents and software, for commercial use.

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Use our facilities

Take a look at services offered by the our research infrastructures.

Examples of projects and partnerships

Firmenich Digital Lab

03.07.18 – Firmenich open its Digital Lab – D-Lab – in partnership with EPFL. This is key milestone of Firmenich’s digital strategy, D-Lab is dedicated to harnessing Artificial Intelligence (A.I.), to augment the Group’s innovation across fragrance and taste creation.

Maxon Innovation Lab

11.05.18 – maxon motor inaugurated the maxon innovation Lab (miLab) at EPFL Innovation Park. maxon innovation Lab is a platform for hosting and exchange for high technologies, future markets and innovative business models for its employees, industrial and academic partners.

Romandie Energie Smart Lab

20.09.17 – With its new Smart Lab, Romande Energie – the leading electricity supplier in French-speaking Switzerland – aims to create a skills center for leveraging data to enhance energy systems. The Lab is the latest step in a longstanding partnership between the power utility and EPFL.


Techonology Transfer Office

EPFL Innovation Park J
CH-1015 Lausanne

Mail:     [email protected]

Phone: +41 21 693 70 23