enable

enable invests in tomorrow’s technology. We support creative innovators as they move their ideas out of the lab and on the path towards commercialization.

enable at a glance

We are passionate about transformational technology and believe it has the potential to change people’s lives. We want to be part of that journey.
enable is the starting point.

Commercialize your research

Get financial support

We offer early-stage funding to help refine an invention or develop a prototype, validate applications, or de-risk a project.

Build your team

We finance interns from different backgrounds to join entrepreneurs to benefit from an outsider’s perspective and expertise.

Work in partnership

We want to be there with you as you grow your idea - providing expertise and guidance along the journey.

Impact

enable wins Gebert Rüf Stiftung Design Plus grant

enabled by design connects designers and technologists, creating partnerships to develop the next generation of transformative technology. The program is run by enable and ECAL and supported by the Gebert Rüf Stiftung foundation.

Key numbers

121

Grants

71

Internships

28

Start-ups

Discover our ongoing projects

Thématiques: Start-up et industrie, Recherche et tech transfer

Nanogence

At Nanogence special nanomaterials additives are developed that provides on-demand enhanced properties to cement and concrete systems.

Thématiques: Recherche et tech transfer, STI

Smart Shoe

A smart insole for footwear off-loads the foot zone with high plantar pressure and automatically adjusts to prevent the diabetic ulcers.

Thématiques: Start-up et industrie, Biologie, Recherche et tech transfer

Sun Bioscience

We are a bioengineering company – we offer cutting edge laboratory technologies that bring personalized organ and disease models to scientists and medical doctors.

Meet our team

Program Manager

Isabel thrives on helping the next generation of tech-minded entrepreneurs. An EPFL alumni, Isabel worked in the corporate world. She had a variety of roles covering IT consulting, project management, and leadership. However, no matter where she is, there’s always a common thread running through her work – developing innovative technology that drives business growth.

Head of enable

André has always been driven by his passion for innovation and new technology and has spent his career sharing his knowledge and skills with countless innovators as they begin their journey to commercialization. André is a cofounder of the Technology Transfer Office and established the enable program in 2012.

Sumegha is a designer of experiences, her work ranging from the design of museums to objects. She speaks the language of both design and science and believes that technology first and foremost must be humane.

Sarah is enable’s go-to person. She is always eager to help and support innovators and students. Sarah concentrates on the program financials, hiring and contracting. Sarah has travelled the world, and worked in international corporations in Switzerland and South America. 

Victor is an industrial designer who places user experience at the heart of he does. He aims to combine digital interfaces with simple hardware to create playful experiences. He holds bachelors from Central Saint Martin’s, University of Arts, London and a Master from ECAL, Lausanne.

Contact

enable program
Techonology Transfer Office
EPFL Innovation Park J
CH - 1015 Lausanne


Contact: [email protected]