Technology Transfer Office

We help EPFL technologies make a difference.
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About us

We work with EPFL researchers to turn their technologies into business opportunities that can benefit society - in particular by capturing and licensing EPFL’s intellectual property assets, managing collaborations with industry, and by accelerating the commercialization of early stage technologies.


Do you see commercialization potential for your research? Follow this link

Learn how to share your software.

Find out more about industrial research contracts and access our templates.

EPFL has established standard NDAs and MTAs templates to share confidential information and material.

enable invests in tomorrow’s technology. We support creative innovators as they move their ideas from the lab to the market.

mintt is a course for EPFL PhD students organized by the EPFL Tech Transfer Office.


Explore EPFL technologies available for licensing.

Understand the different ways to set-up collaborations between EPFL and industry.

Find out more about industrial research contracts and access our templates.


EPFL Patents

Browse through all EPFL patents!


Guide lines for start ups. EPFL encourages the transfer of research results to products and services through licensing. Follow the link or contact our tech transfer team!

See here how to manage a possible conflict of interest.

Academic courses, support programs and more to help you create your own company.


Get in touch!

09:00 am - 17:00 pm

Our team

+41 21 693 70 21

EPFL Innovation Park, Building J, 1st floor

our partners


The association of professionals of technology transfer. Its goal is to promote and reinforce technology transfer in Switzerland


HEPTech is the high energy physics technology transfer network

“Data protection policies that seem clear are often ambiguous"

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A new EU regulation that went into effect in May has prompted consumers to pay more attention to how websites use the personal data they collect. With Polisis, an AI-based program developed at EPFL, consumers can get quick, easy-to-read summaries of websites’ data protection policies. And the program is becoming highly popular – EPFL’s Technology Transfer Office has received numerous license requests. Hamza Harkous, one of the software developers, is pleasantly surprised at its success and has just entered into a license agreement with US-based search engine DuckDuckGo. We spoke with Harkous about his one-of-a-kind program.