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Dear reader,

As you may have read recently, EPFL startups had a successful fundraising year in 2022, despite the economic headwinds. With 28 early-stage funding rounds for a total record of 73 million francs, investors showed strong confidence in EPFL startups.

2022 was also a banner year for the Technology Transfer Office, with 144 invention and software disclosures, 86 new patent applications and 43 license agreements (see all the figures below). Enable - the TTO's research commercialization program – also supported 10 promising projects. One of them is developing new and innovative methods to fight the scourge of antibiotic resistance. Read this story in our "Technology transfer in action" section.

On another note, we are pleased to announce that for the first time, the Management of Innovation and Technology Transfer (MINTT) course offered by our Office is also open to external participants. Applications are open until April 28, 2023.

Last but not least, make sure to check our latest licensing opportunities. You may find the ideal technology for your future business...

Happy reading,

The TTO Team


New drug types can help counter antibiotic resistance



Technology transfer in action


“Antibiotic-resistant infections are responsible for over one million deaths every year, including 250,000 children under the age of five,” says Prof. Alexandre Persat, the head of EPFL’s Microbial Mechanics Lab. “For now, physicians have very few other options available. The situation is already catastrophic, and if we don’t come up with an effective response quickly, it will get much worse.”

Prof Persat received support from enable, the TTO's research commercialization program, to pursue his research.

Read the article


TTO 2022 key figures





Featured news

  • Lunaphore raises CHF40 million
    The EPFL spin-off  plans to use the funding to strengthen its growing portfolio offering in spatial biology as well as support commercial execution to address ever-growing demand from customers.
  • New strategic investor for Flyability
    Chevron is joining the ranks of Flyability strategic investors, along Cargill and Dow. The American oil and gas giant works since 2016 with the Swiss Startup. The new investment is an extension of the C Series Round of CHF 15M announced last year.
  • Robotics startup AICA secures CHF 1.2 million in seed round
    The EPFL spin-off closed a seed round at the end of February, allowing it to bring expand its application library as well as its foothold in international markets.
  • Bearmind raises CHF 1.3 million in seed round
    The EPFL spin-off recently announced that it closed a seed round. Bearmind is developing built-in helmet sensors and software for the prevention of brain injury and performance monitoring in contact sports.
  • Smart ring offers a simple way to monitor your health
    Senbiosys, an EPFL spin-off, has unveiled a jewelry-like smart ring that incorporates all the health-monitoring features currently available in smart watches. The company’s notable achievement in miniaturization – made possible thanks to the world’s smallest sensor, developed at EPFL – appears to have major market potential, as its recent crowdfunding campaign raised five times more capital than expected.



Latest licensing opportunities

MINTT course
Full program available on the website

For the first time, the Management of Innovation and Technology Transfer (MINTT) course offered by our office is also open to external attendees🎉! You are interested in innovation, technology transfer and licensing? Do not hesitate to subscribe!

  • Modules: June 6 & 7, 2023.
  • Workshops: June 13, 14 & 15, 2023.

Applications are open until April 28, 2023


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