Enable-InnoSeed joint call 2017 (CLOSED)

The enable-InnoSeed ENAC call for projects is a joint initiative of ENAC School and the enable Program of the Technology Transfer Office (TTO) aiming to ease the path to commercialization of promising innovation projects stemming from ENAC.

This call is open to ENAC researchers who have submitted or wish to do so, an invention or software disclosure to the EPFL’s Technology Transfer Office (TTO).

The grants under the call should be pivotal for the invention/technology to bridge to private-sector funding through industrial collaboration, licensing or start-ups. It should help ENAC scientists and engineers to:

  • Refine or upgrade an invention
  • Validate applications and use
  • Explore market
  • Produce prototypes
  • Establish proof-of-concept
  • Carry out scale-up assessments
  • Increase robustness
  • Develop user friendly interfaces
  • Assess the commercial viability of applications
  • Develop a business-minded perspective on their work.


Grant amount Up to 60kCHF per project
Project duration 6 months maximum
Starting date Anytime within 3 months following decision
Submission deadline By March 30, 2017
Decision delay By April 30, 2017
Costs covered
Salaries (internal and outsourcing), hardware, software and
Patent application filed or in the process of being filed with the TTO or
existing software code
Responsibilities &


Manage the project and resources

Follow-up meetings to be scheduled with the enable-InnoSeed team

Submit final project report

Evaluation criteria Innovation impact and addressable market

Scientific relevance to ENAC’s research topics and societal concerns

Technology readiness level

Relevance for future steps towards commercialization

Questions & application
The form should be completed by all applicants and
countersigned by the professor hosting the project