ENAC Innovation Seed Grants

Call for proposals 2021

The Innovation Seed Grant is an incentive for ENAC laboratories to explore very early on their innovation ideas and technologies.
The aim of this call is to support ENAC graduate students (Master and PhD) and researchers in the initial phase of developing an application, product or service with a real societal impact.
We want to give you a first opportunity, for example through coaching, workshops or mission trainings, to validate your project idea and get ready for future innovation funding programs at EPFL such as the EPFL VPA ENABLE grants and/or VPI Ignition grants or Innogrants.

Please check the eligibility requirements and evaluation criteria for this call in the Guide for Applicants (see Applicant toolkit).


Proposals can be submitted to one of the two 2021 deadlines:

  • First deadline: July 19th, 2021.
  • Second deadline: September 6th, 2021.

Earliest project start: September 1st, 2021 and November 1st, 2021.

How to submit

We recommend PIs to contact as soon as possible the ENAC Cluster Project managers (see below). They can help the applicant to get an optimal understanding of the mission of the call, to discuss the project objectives, to explore the innovation potential of the project and to refine the proposal idea before submission.

  • Proposals should be submitted to one of the two 2021 deadlines at [email protected]
  • Please read the Guide for applicants and use the provided template (see toolkit)


For any questions or for expressing your interest in the call, do not hesitate to contact us!

[email protected]
Frédéric Dreyer 021 693 32 33
Charlotte Vandenberghe 021 693 76 15