VPI teams regularly organize events to promote the sharing of experiences on entrepreneurial ventures and innovative projects. Our events enable networking between the academic and campus community (students, researchers and professors) and the business community (entrepreneurs, start-ups, SMEs and large companies).

Events for industry and investors

FORWARD, the yearly event organized by the SME Unit at VPI, dedicated to SMEs on a tech topic. Check the 2018 edition on Digitalization and save the date for the 2nd edition on February 7th, 2019

EPFL Investor Day on November 20th, 2019 will give the opportunity to international investors to discover the start-ups of our ecosystem, from the earliest to more mature stages. For any question contact us

Entrepreneurship events

Startup Champion conferences allow all audiences to discover entrepreneurship by sharing experiences and expert advice from entrepreneurs.

EPFL takes part at the Global Entrepreneurship Week and organize the conference “The Entrepreneur’s Journey” on Monday November 12th, 2018. Join us!

Networking and social events

Pizzas&Start-up is a conference that calls on 4 young innovative companies to present their activities and achievements to the community of the Park, EPFL campus and all interested participants.

The Weekly Happy Hour is the networking event organized every Tuesday at EPFL Innovation Park. A unique occasion to network, unwind and socialize. Every Tuesday at EPFL Innovation Park – 5.30 to 6.30pm

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:

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