Technology Transfer Office
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.
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.
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.
Intellectual Property Management
Glass slides that stand to revolutionize fluorescence microscopy
EPFL scientists have developed a new type of microscope slide that can boost the amount of light in fluorescence microscopy by a factor of up to 25. These new slides can both amplify and direct light, making them ideal for applications ranging from early-stage diagnosis to the rapid archiving of pathology samples.
Box office success thanks to artificial intelligence
Largo Films, an EPFL spin-off, unveiled its data-assisted movie-making software to producers and other movie-industry specialists today at the Berlin Film Festival. Largo’s program uses artificial intelligence to generate recommendations for just about every stage of the filmmaking process – from putting together a script and soundtrack to selecting the actors and emotional register – all in just a few minutes.