'EPFLinnovators' will provide new excellent PhD students with the training, experience and advice they need to become successful entrepreneurs. Thirty-six (36) participants will be selected among the PhD candidates of EPFL's 19 doctoral programmes to join 'EPFLinnovators'. They will take additional classes and do a six-month to two-year work placement in a company. After completing the programme, the PhD students will continue to receive start-up related support from EPFL, including contacts with investors and personalized guidance at EPFL's Innovation Park.
The 'EPFLinnovators' programme received the financial support of European Union's Marie Sklodowska-Curie Horizon 2020 COFUND programme, which covers part of the PhD students' salary for up to 48 months.
The call for applications is open from 1 November 2017 to 15 January 2018 and from 1 February 2018 to 16 April 2018. All candidates must start their PhD before 1 September 2018