Conflict of interest

When EPFL professors or employees participate in the creation and development of a start-up, it is necessary to clarify the question of potential conflicts of interest.

In particular, the EPFL regulations requires that those concerned shall sign a personal commitment which includes basic and reasonable rules to be followed in these cases. The persons concerned are requested to contact the TTO.

You will find hereunder the relating enclosures to the directives on Conflicts of Interest to be signed and sent to the TTO in such cases:

EPFL directive

The EPFL Directive on the management of the conflict of interest (LEX 4.1.1) defines the rules and responsibility applicable to such cases. Do not hesitate to contact the HR Department or the TTO as soon as possible if you have any question on such matters.


Technology Transfer Office (TTO)

EPFL Innovation Park J
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Phone: +41 (0) 21 693 70 23