Resources for Entrepreneurs

EPFL is helping its entrepreneurs through many tools and mechanisms. The close-by EPFL Innovation Park is a major tool. However the local entrepreneurial ecosystem does not limit itself to the campus and the support is extremely rich.

Visit the pages below to learn more about:

Training, Coaching & Mentoring

Community services
Community & Events

Financial support
Grants & Awards

Office spaces

Business Trips & Accelerators

Investors &Venture Capital

The information about the ecosystem can be found in a single pdf document Support to innovation around EPFL. We are aware that this ecosystem may look complex and fragmented but the entrepreneurs’ needs vary with the development stage of their project so do not hesitate to contact us!

You may also be interested in joigning the LinkedIn EPFL Start-up Community group.

(click here to download the pdf)

Next Events

Digital Day at EPFL: Education in the digital age

Following the success of the 2017 edition, for the 2nd edition of the national Digital Day, EPFL will be one of the hubs open to the public.
Centred around the theme of digitalisation in the field of teaching, activities include workshops, guided tours, exhibitions and scientific demonstrations.

From 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, the Rolex Learning Center will host a number of activities including booths by our media partners, workshops and an exhibition on the subject of Data Detox organised by the EPFL Library, scientific demos by key EPFL actors in the domain of teaching as well as Firmenich, based in the Innovation Park, and the student association Octanis.

Come and discover the MED Building with its Discovery Learning Labs, its distance learning rooms and find out more about how and why it is a "connected building".

Finally, ArtLab will open its doors to you - come and join us on a guided tour of the Montreux Jazz Festival archives, travel back in time with the Venice Time Machine or find out more about the pioneering Blue Brain Project.

During the afternoon, the EPFL Science Outreach Department will organise workshops for children (information and registration on

All these activities build up to the Official Ceremony. We are honoured to annonce that Federal Councillor Schneider-Ammann will be present to open the ceremony. State Councillor Cesla Amarelle will then personally give the children the certificates from the workshops. Finally, two debates will take place on the subject of digitalisation in education with, among others, State Councillor Darbellay, the Vice-President for Education of EPFL Pierre Vandergheynst and Diane Bernard-Bruls, President of AGEPoly.

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Start-up Champions @ EPFL

On Nov 13, 2018, we invite you to the Fall 2018 edition of Startup Champions @ EPFL at Forum Rolex at 5pm to listen to and discuss with Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former head of EPFL Technology Transfer Office. The full program in pdf.
Entrance is free but registration compulsory on Venturelab.

By: Felix Mayer, co-founder of Zurich-based Sensirion and Gabriel Clerc, former head of EPFL Technology Transfer Office.