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KNOVA is a one-year, immersive discovery program for companies. The program is designed to assist them in identifying industry-relevant opportunities and partnerships, launch innovation projects and benefit from the latest academic research by tapping into the unique ecosystem of startups, SMEs and research institutes that exists alongside traditional academia at EPFL.
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Leverage EPFL academic research for your company

Find out how to advance your company's innovation strategy in partnership with the academics and research institutes at EPFL.

Discover new opportunities

Identify and launch innovation projects, acquire new knowledge, explore intellectual property licenses and access new talent to increase your company's competitiveness.

Explore our unique and vibrant ecosystem

Benefit from a tailor-made, guided immersion in our ecosystem to develop your network and create new business opportunities with startups, companies and SMEs

About the program


KNOVA is a one-year, guided program that will help your company get the most out of the EPFL ecosystem. Our innovation team, in conjunction with the EPFL innovation community will assist your chosen representative(s), every step of the way, asking them the right questions and guiding them towards the opportunities that will provide the most impactful innovation boost to your company.

During the course of the year while working within the EPFL Innovation Park, your representative(s) will be assisted by our Account Managers in exploring the possibilities for your business offered by cutting-edge research. They will also see first-hand, the value of our interconnected working and studying scientific community, test the account management service and, we hope, build the basis of a long-lasting and fruitful partnership .


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