Collaboration with SMEs

EPFL is committed to provide support to the specific needs of innovative SMEs. The possible interactions range from continuing education to applied research projects.

Collaboration projects can be tailored made to the needs of the SMEs :

  • light scale exploratory work with students or
  • research intensive collaboration project financed by CTI.

Industrial liaison program Alliance

SMEs are also encouraged to establish a long term relationship by joining the Liaison Program called Alliance.

This regional program provides support to SMEs established in western Switzerland through a mixed public-private funding. Its scope and many success stories are described on Alliance web site

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Roland Luthier
Head of SMEs

Vice Presidency for Innovation
EPFL Innovation Park
Building J – 1st floor
1015 Lausanne