Vibrant, deep tech hub at the core of the EPFL Campus, one of Europe’s most cosmopolitan science and engineering universities.
A springboard for your high-tech enterprise.
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Services for Startups
Incubating & hosting
Find flexible office solutions for start-up companies at the heart of EPFL Innovation Park
Apply for tailor made scale-up programs to speed up your company growth in different sectors from trust to femtech, get the right kick
Get trained with different programs to find your team, accelerate the growth of your company or build your board
Services for Corporates
Join our acceleration program to enable your business to leverage academia and uncover future innovation
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In the 30 years since the Park's inception, solutions have been found for thousands of technological challenges in many fields such as life sciences, cleantech and artificial intelligence, enabling them to enrich and improve the lives of millions.
There are currently 2837 entrepreneurs, engineers, technicians and support staff working here, joining forces to create meaningful innovation in the vibrant business environment of the EPFL Park. We expect this number to multiply significantly over the next few years as the Park expands.
Companies in the Park benefit from the osmosis of ideas generated by the proximity of over 500 EPFL laboratories and research centers using cutting edge science and technology to better understand our world and face future challenges.
The EPFL Innovation Park is surrounded by numerous centers of academic excellence such as UNIL, IMD, HES-SO and ECAL, to name but a few. These institutions confer degrees in disciplines complementary to those of the EPFL. The Park offers opportunities for law, finance, business, healthcare, forensic science, design and other graduates to work alongside technology specialists on projects which often become successful startups. This pooling of competencies is actively encouraged by all the institutions.
Our network, which includes over 1000 startups as well as many successful entrepreneurs, facilitates the peer-to-peer exchanges and knowledge transfer that are essential to the development of our ecosystem.
Federal and Cantonal Partners
The EPFL Innovation Park and its companies are actively supported by various entities of the federal and cantonal governments, notably the Swiss Innovation agency Innosuisse and Innovaud, an agency of the canton of Vaud promoting investment and innovation throughout the canton.
EPFL laboratories collaborate with more than 300 large corporations worldwide. With 35 innovation cells and R&D centers on site, we are actively building a dynamic hub of disruptive and open innovation players.
Hundreds of venture capitalists from all over the world have invested in EPFL startups. Successful exits and IPO's have accelerated recently while over CHF 700 million was raised by EPFL startups and scale-ups in 2021 alone.
Switzerland Innovation is a government funded, country-wide organization, whose role is to foster links between industry and Swiss academic institutions to turn research into marketable products and services. Their six sites - of which the Innovation Park is one - facilitate the exchange of ideas between companies and universities and create an attractive and competitive ecosystem which encourages innovation and investment as well as delivering high-value jobs.
Our broad network
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3 locations in Lausanne
The EPFL Innovation Park
All types of industries, deeptech technologies
The unlimitrust campus
Trust Economy, Cybersecurity
Route des Flumeaux
The EPFL Ecotope
Greentech, Sustainability, other industries
1 location in Geneva
The Campus Biotech Innovation Park
Biotech, Neuroscience, Bioinformatics
Avenue de Sécheron 15
Tech4Trust - season 5
For start-ups building the future of digital trust and cybersecurity
Starting on October 5, 2023
6 month program
Application deadline August 25, 2023
This six-month Tech4Trust program is specifically geared to startups working in the fields of digital trust and cyber security. The aim is to get these businesses market-ready and revved-up for rapid but sustainable growth. It offers assistance to secure funding, start pilots and future-proof operations through first-class coaching, access to a wide network of industry experts, tailored workshops and informative events.
Tech4Eva - season 2
For early stage to scale-up companies developing solutions for women's health
Starting Spring 2023
9 month program
Application deadline February 1, 2023
This nine-month acceleration program has been developed by the FemTech community especially for companies pushing the boundaries on technology relating to women’s health. The program’s team of industry experts will help them refine their business models, reveal the best marketing and business strategies and provide opportunities to meet potential investors and customers.