NEW! – CYD proof of concept Fellowships

The EPFL and the Cyber-Defence (CYD) Campus have jointly launched the brand-new CYD proof of concept Fellowships as part of the wider CYD Fellowships programme.

A rolling call for applications under this scheme is currently open and talented future entrepreneurs with an innovative vision in cyber-defence are strongly encouraged to apply.
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A Talent Program for Cyber-Defence Research: Proof of Concept

CYD Fellowships are designed to promote new solutions to major challenges in the fields of security and data science. Cyber-threats have been accelerating in recent years due to the exponential growth of network connectivity.

More in particular, CYD proof of concept Fellowships aim to support applied research leading towards an innovative product or service with the intention of making a real impact and evaluating the potential for commercialization of such products or services.

Fellowships are awarded through a competitive process to ensure that the best applications with the highest potential and the most entrepreneurial applicants are chosen. 

CYD proof of concept fellows should be hosted by a Swiss higher education research center, their own startup based in Switzerland or at EPFL Innovation Park. They must conduct their project at the CYD Campus located on the premises of EPFL and ETHZ and at the CYD head office in Thun.

The CYD Campus is a cyber-competence center acting as an anticipation platform for identifying and assessing technologies, commercial and social cyber trends, as well as the resulting usage scenarios.

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CYD proof of concept

These fellowships specifically target candidates wishing to either develop an innovative application with a view towards becoming entrepreneurs or to implement a proof of concept. Further information can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to contact the Research Office to discuss your potential application or for any further assistance.

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Application deadline

A rolling call for CYD proof of concept Fellowships applications is currently open. Applications may be submitted at any time.

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Application toolkit

Please read carefully all documents available in the application toolkit to prepare your application.

The toolkit for CYD proof of concept Fellowships applications is available here.

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Submission platform

Access the application platform here.

The CYD Fellowships are supported by armasuisse Science and Technology


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