Partnering for High-Tech Innovation in Finance


Although times may be uncertain, one thing remains true. There’s a simple power in people coming together.

EPFL Innovation Park and Innosuisse bring you Tech4Growth Finance workshop series on August 25th, September 1st and September 2nd, 2022 with a great lineup of speakers and decision makers, connecting start-up founders, corporate innovators as well as academic professors to learn about collaboration models and best practices.

Join the leaders from the Swiss FinTech ecosystem for 2 content packed days where you can hear from key players to share their experience about how to build win-win Start-up-Corporate partnerships to address challenges in digital transformation, personalized banking, regulatory compliance and digital asset management, and to drive the global financial industry forwards.

Whether you are an executive in a bank, a trading company, a founder of fintech start-up or cutting-edge tech player, come and join the Tech4Growth Finance workshop series, where you will build strong business network, learn from your peers, identify new opportunities of innovation, and walk away with suggestions and approaches for your next partnership plan.

This series focuses on the innovation in finance and will cover the following topics of AI, Opening Banking, CBDCs , DeFi, Embedded Finance, Fraud, AML, digital transformation and more!



This workshops series is for high tech start-up founders, corporate senior executives and university professors and senior scientists active in the finance sector to ensure meaningful collaboration and exchanges. Seats are limited and priority access will be given to the mentioned profiles.

The online pre-section is complimentary and you can attend a single or several sessions. The 2-day physical session at EPFL Innovation Park will be available at a small fee to cover catering. Reserve your spot now!


I really enjoyed having invested – not spent – 6 hours of my time in person at EPFL Bois Chamblard Buchillon premises. The plenary session followed with informal small break-out workshops contributed to fruitful interactions and qualitative networking between attendees. I will certainly attend the next Tech4Growth Industry 4.0 as well as recommend it to Innovative-thinking peers. Innovative Sustainable Resilience we built!                                                                                                      
Jean-Luc Bazin

CEO, Head of Technology Scouting, Swatch Group

Innovation today in Switzerland, is the most important asset. In fact, to grow when you are an industrial company, you have no other choice than to innovate. This is what FELCO has always done and will do in the future. Participating to Tech4Growth was an amazing experience for me. Sharing experiences and developing new concepts with peers, start-ups and the academic world is enhancing all the work done in the companies. I was extremely happy with the exchanges we had and with the quality of the questions and challenges we got during the sessions. Transforming a great idea into a profitable business is not easy and the kind of workshop like Tech4Growth is helping a lot!    
Stephane Poggi



Next to the contacts I received very valuable inputs on my own business from the participants which were extremely helpful.
Markus Stauffiger

CEO & Partner, 4eyes GmbH

The sessions provide a good overview of the challenge of collaboration between start-ups and corporates. Great testimonials of a large range of industries!
Olivier Chappuis

Innovation Lab Manager, Maxon Motor AG

Collaboration between start-ups and corporations is key for Industry 4.0. Tech4Growth shared another one: giving us a place in space and time to share ideas, network, and shape the right frameworks for such increasing and dynamic collaborations. 
Karthigan Sinnathamby

AI Project Manager, Visium

The format was perfect (just the right number of people) and the venue was fantastic for thinking.
Jerome Penot

Director, Novex Capital

I  was lucky to take part in the Tech4Growth workshops where I gained valuable insight into innovation processes, learned a lot and – most importantly – gained access to a very valuable network of innovation professionals. Just a short time later I had a follow up meeting with innovation experts because of my participation at the workshop. I highly recommend this workshop for anyone striving for innovation and / or transferring his business into the 4.0 world.
Albert Enste

CEO, Federnfabrik Schmid AG


Lan Zuo Gillet

Deputy managing Director EPFL Innovation Park

Program Chair

Jean-Pierre Therre

Corporate Resilience Advisors Ltd

Lucas du Croo de Jongh

Angel Investor

Inna Francis

EPFL Innovation Park

Program Manager