The applications for two venture leaders programs are open

February 10, 2017

Venturelab, a swiss start-up Accelerator, has opened the applications for the following venture leaders programs :

Venture leaders Life Science (Boston), June 2017

For more information, please click here or download the flyer here.

Venture leaders China, July 2017

For more information, please click here download the flyer here.

Application deadline for both programs is March 5th, 2017.

Protocole de Nagoya

January 12, 2017


Le Protocole de Nagoya négocié dans le cadre de la Convention sur la diversité biologique (CDB) régit l’accès aux ressources génétiques et le partage juste et équitable des avantages découlant de leur utilisation.
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Rencontrez les parcs d’innovation

October 14, 2016

Pas besoin d’être dans un technopôle pour bénéficier de l’ infrastructures et plateformes techniquement avancées des parcs d’innovations! »

Indépendamment de l’offre de bureaux et d’incubation, vous avez accès à des « outils » et compétences disponibles dans ces technopôles, sans nécessairement y être installé. Comme par exemple, utiliser une imprimante 3D métal pour du prototypage.


lundi 14 novembre 2016
Auditoire 1129 @ Anthropole
Université De LAUSANNE (UNIL)


Entrée libre mais inscription obligatoire.


Dès 17h30
Verre de bienvenue et remise des badges.

Présentation des technopôles:
Y-Parc, Biopôle, EPFL Innovation Park, Technopôle de Sainte-Croix,
TecOrbe et Ateliers de Renens.

Dès 19h
Cocktail dînatoire et démos d’entreprises basées dans les parcs d’innovation.


Nous vous recommandons d’utiliser les transports publics:
M1 arrêt UNIL-Dorigny. Parking payant à disposition.



Pour toute question:

InnoPACTT: a financial support to create your start-up

August 22, 2016

Autumn CALL 2016

You are a UNIL-CHUV scientist

and would like to create a start-up and

need a financial support to start


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Apply for 100’000 CHF, a one-year InnoTREK grant to launch your project!

PACTT, Technology Transfer Office of UNIL-CHUV, is calling for start-up projects for the InnoTREK grant, part of InnoPACTT, a financial fund to accelerate innovation and UNIL-CHUV spin-off creation. With this InnoTREK support, PACTT wants to encourage researchers with innovative ideas to jump into the entrepreneurship adventure.

Deadline for application: October 10, 2016

Documents available on:

For more information please contact us on:

Phones:         021.314.39.84/021.314.49.58/021 314.82.19



News from InnoPACCT Fund: One InnoTREK granted to a CHUV Researcher

July 4, 2016

Marco Prototipo

“Lymphatica”, an innovative project submitted by Mr Marco Pisano in response to the 2016 spring call InnoTREK, has been selected and will be supported by the InnoTREK grant. This financial support allows the laureate to mature his technology towards a start-up project over the coming year.

Hosted in the laboratory of Professor Lucia Mazzolai in Angiology Department at the CHUV, Marco Pisano will further develop his project “Lymphatica”. His innovative technology consists in the development and testing of an artificial lymphatic vessel to treat serious lymphatic disturbances.  Such dysfunctions cause pathological states in which lymphatic vessels are partially or totally impaired, resulting in acute or chronic edemas that are often debilitating and painful.

The InnoTREK grant, organized by the PACTT with the support from the FIT as part of the InnoPACTT fund, supports selected researchers of UNIL and CHUV who have the ambition to venture into the business world with their innovative projects. The successful projects are chosen in a competitive process from applications received during the two calls per year. Since the launch in 2013, 10 laureates of UNIL and CHUV have benefited from the InnoTREK grant.



CTI Business Concept Training Autumn 2016

June 15, 2016

The University of Lausanne is pleased to inform you about the free and fast track federal entrepreneurship training CTI Business Concept, held again in Lausanne in fall 2016. (CTI: Commission for Technology and Innovation)

A successful career requires not only academic knowledge and technical competence, but also strong business acumen and network.

This 1 semester hands-on inter-university program, designed and taught by experienced entrepreneurs, has been highly appreciated by previous participants (see Testimonials below).

There are many ways in which you will benefit from this program:
• Improve your business skills and to learn the essentials of creating and running a company

• Acquire hands-on experience to validate your business model and to shape a venture idea into a viable business

• Get introduced to the Swiss start-up support organizations and link up with entrepreneurs, business partners and investors

• Mingle with talents from other universities/ institutes to compose a strong team with complementary skills

• Broaden your career perspectives

Only a limited number of participants will be admitted to the program. The selection will be based on the motivation, experience and the personal profile of the applicant.

After the training of 3 months, the best project team from Lausanne will be awarded a discovery trip to London, together with the best Business Concepts of other cantons, to get first exposure to an international environment and to learn from other entrepreneurs.


APPLY NOW HERE before the 15st of July 2016

Period: September to December 2016

Locations: Lausanne, Fribourg, Yverdon, Sierre

Program: 1 day boot camp + 13 evening sessions (Lausanne: Tuesday evenings)

More information

Language: English

Cost: Free of charge


Phone: 021 353 80 32

Course video

Inter-university Boot Camp Fall 2015 of all participants in Western Switzerland:

Testimonials: Participants of Business Concept 2015 in Lausanne, Geneva, Neuchâtel, Fribourg, Yverdon and Sierre: