TECH4GROWTH - Start-ups/Corporates/Academia partnering program from EPFL Innovation Park

Workshop series: Tech4Growth

Tech4Growth is part of the “TFV – Networking Events Series 2021-2024” supported and initiated by Innosuisse and will cover 4 verticals: Health, Industry 4.0, Energy and Finance. EPFL Innovation Park will organize 2 events per year: 2021 – Health & Industry 4.0 and 2022 – Energy & Finance, 2023 – Health & Industry 4.0 and 2024 – Energy & Finance.

Given the speed of innovation and the shorter technology lifecycles, both large companies and start-ups have a vested interest in partnering. Successful alliances can significantly speed up time to market and scaling up, amongst others. A strong, win-win partnership between start-ups – corporates – academia is the key for success.

Therefore, EPFL Innovation Park created a hybrid series of 6 workshop with dozens of company executives as speakers, to talk about their best practices and lessons learned from their own experiences. There will be case studies as well as group discussions. In other words, start-up CEO/CTOs and Corporate innovation managers will have the possibility to work side by side to help each other, to achieve better understanding and to build a powerful business and personal network.

In 2021, the program consists of a series of  5x online 2-hour sessions and 1 networking event in presence, to easily fit into one’s schedule. Participants who cannot attend all the workshops days can invite a colleague from his/her team to attend, in order to ensure the continuity and the quality of exchange with other participating companies.

INFORMATION

6 sessions (total of 20 hr commitment)

Hybrid: online and final day in Lausanne area

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4 DIFFERENT VERTICAL TRACKS

Tech4Growth - Health

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Tech4Growth - Industry 4.0

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Tech4Growth - Finance

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Tech4Growth - Energy

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WHAT THEY SAY

TESTIMONIALS

“This training helps to understand the various forms of partnership between startups and corporates (Incubators, Acquisitions, Competitions, etc) through a clear framework. For each of them, we get a testimonial from a corporate and a startup. I’ve been impressed by the variety of profiles involved by different approaches. As the atmosphere of this training is not about showcasing but SHARING, we get real, precious and practical information on this field that is far away from an exact science (e.g.: how to evaluate an incubator, how to recruit and maintain “innovation agents” within the company, etc.). I’ll also highly recommend this training to anyone who wants to develop his network with actives players in this field, corporates or startups.”
HAMIDUL HUQ

GENÈVE AÉROPORT

“Hard to imagine a better match between my need for info and the practical knowledge and guidance the workshop provides on how to approach and engage potential corporate partners. Excellent networking opportunity besides.”
MICHAEL HELKE

DESIGN RESEARCH

“Meeting experienced entrepreneurs of such caliber, with a wide variety of stories and contexts and in the same workshop, have a straight to the point view of corporate investors and alliance managers, is extremely valuable. Furthermore the workshop was a perfect place to contribute, share, give back and enrich my network. Great organisation and work environment.”
FRANCOIS D'HAEGELEER

BEQOM

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