We catalyze innovative life sciences discoveries for society

Two students of the School of Life Science EPFL study cells with a microscope studied the cluster of cells with a microscope | © EPFL

We aim to build a hands-on comprehensive and expertise driven incubator to support early technologies and innovative project with high potential in their path towards application, technology transfer and product development. Our vision is to advance and leverage technologies of the School of Life Sciences with the final goal to serve welfare of the society. Catalyze4Life is an innovation encouragement program. We design, support and tutor the validation of promising technologies and concepts and thereby we facilitate the path towards technology transfer and potential commercialization. We operate in close proximity with scientists and act upstream and in support of the missions of the Vice Presidency of Innovation and the Technology Transfer Office.

Summer Series: Sarah Herrman is visiting Pierre Gönczy’s lab at EPFL from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Her project looks at how the cell’s centrosomes help organize the polarity and function of the developing embryo. | © EPFL - Murielle Gerber

Our purpose

We support innovative projects and we educate to innovate.

Educate to innovate

We propose industrial R&D and business expertise and education through courses, seminars and workshops with volunteer industry experts.

Toolbox for Innovation

R&D and Business expertise, Partnering, Funding, Education.

Projects we support

Treatment for rare hematologic diseases, Cell therapy for cancer, Whole genome diagnostics, …

Submit your Project

Interested in working with us? We encourage you to submit your ideas to us.

SparkGlobal Logo | © SparkGlobal

“Catalyze4Life follows the principles and quality standards that have been cornerstones of SPARK at Stanford. We are excited that C4L is now an official member of the SPARK Global network. We are looking forward to advancing projects together.”

– Prof. Daria Mochly-Rosen Director of the Stanford SPARK Translational Research Program

Contact

Vice-Dean for Innovation : Bart Deplancke

Office : SV 3823

Mail : [email protected]

Phone :  41 21 69 31821


Program Director : Konstantinos Kaloulis

Office : AI 2240 

Mail : [email protected]  

Phone :  41 21 69 39521


Mailing address

EPFL School of Life Sciences
Station 19
CH-1015 Lausanne
Switzerland

How to get there