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EPFL Innovation Park Turns 30

Author: Switzerland Innovation Park West EPFL

Past, present and future: discover how EPFL Innovation Park, site of SIP West EPFL, has given way to success and the new vision of innovation for the next 30 years. During the event, taking place on 20th June 2022, you will be guided through the key milestones and past achievement to then explore the plan for the 30 years ahead. 

Innovation is part of EPFL's DNA and the Innovation Park is a living example of this! Launched in the 1990s by a group of visionary pioneers, it is today EPFL's flagship for the transfer of value to society. 

The following program is designed in a flexible manner so that you can join at different times of the day. Sign up at the time that best suits your schedule or join us for the entire event!

14:00 -16:00
From the first years of the Park to the future we are creating

Official part with the presence of Philippe Leuba, State Councillor; Raymond Cron, CEO of Switzerland Innovation; Jean-Michel Chardon, Sr Director, CTO Office & Site Leader at Logitech; Patrick Hertzog, User Experience Officer & Co Founder of Nexthink; Jean-Philippe Lallement, Managing Director at EPFL Innovation Park; Ursula Oesterle, Vice President of Innovation at EPFL; and Martin Vetterli, President of EPFL.

16:30 - 18:00
The future starts here! Come and meet the people who create it
An opportunity to discover innovations coming out of EPFL and what startups are accomplishing with showcases, pitches and networking with researchers and entrepreneurs.

18:30 - 19:30
Highlight of innovation, overview of the day and networking
For those who could not join earlier and/or those who wish to continue the discussions, we will summarize the key points of the day and revealing the vision of the next 30 years of innovation, followed by an aperitif. With the presence of Ursula Oesterle and Martin Vetterli.

The event will take place at EPFL Innovation Park - Route J.-D. Colladon, 1015 Lausanne
Please use public transport.

The event is open to EPFL community, industry, startups, investors, innovation enthusiasts and the general public.