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

FORWARD, the innovation forum for SMEs.

7th of February from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Swiss Tech Convention Center, EPFL
For its 2nd edition, FORWARD - the Innovation Forum for SMEs - will be back at the SwissTech Convention Center on February 7, 2019. With nearly 1’000 participants during the first edition and simultaneous French-German translation, this event intends to be the national meeting point for SME innovation projects. 
This is an ideal opportunity for the EPFL community to interact with SMEs and better understand their goals and challenges in terms of innovation. Emphasis will be placed on experience sharing and the initiation of collaborative innovation opportunities.
In this year’s edition dedicated to the theme "Digital shift: getting organized to innovate" you will participate in a variety of activities such as inspiring conferences, thematic sessions to further develop the topics and a networking platform. 
Register now and benefit of the preferential price of CHF 100.- for students and non-profit organizations.

  • For EPFL researchers wishing to register, please send us a message at:
 Complete program and registration: