EPFL is committed to maintain the public’s trust in the fact that research is independent and objective as well as conducted according to the highest ethical and scientific standards.
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.
Background information about dual-use issues in engineering sciences can be found here.
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.