La Forge






Located at the heart of EPFL Innovation Park,
La Forge is a co-working space offering a unique environment for starting
entrepreneurs to shape their ideas into companies.

La Forge offers a flexible open space with a conference room,
several meeting cabins for your one to one or business and
sales calls, free internet, and a printer.

Free access is given for a period of 6 months,
which can be renewed one time for another 6 months.


Entrepreneurs that have a link with academia by working, studying or being an alumni of a Swiss university, Hautes écoles and research centre with a continuous collaboration.

Entrepreneurs selected in recognized entrepreneurial trainings (Innosuisse, Venture…) and support schemes (Innogrants, Venture Kick, FIT…).

Start-up projects strongly connected to high tech (medtech/lifescience, ICT, engineering, cleantech …).


Access Informer Security Solutions

Simplifies the reviews of access rights across key systems


IoT-enabled sustainable intermodal containers


Organic treatments against broad range of fungal pathogens

Aptus Hotels

Customer Centric Hotel Brand with Innovative Management Solutions

Aurora’s Grid

Enabling ageing aware integration of energy storage devices

Bloch Labs

Our gauge-on-a-chip disrupts vacuum measurement in nearly all semiconductor manufacturing equipment.


Caulys enables anyone to grow their own fresh, tasty and eco-friendly fruits and vegetables, directly at home.


Private and Customized Virtual Coach to Optimize Teams’ Performances


Smart grid for water management

Exos Meca EPFL

Physics I App iOs and Android


A connected device that helps you focus at work.


Innovative energy systems


Short film distribution platform


AI-Powered big data analytics platform for automated and smart insights into real-time log data


Production of composite materials used in electrolysis for the production of hydrogen, as a new energy carrier, and other energy conversion systems

MicroR Systems

Developing ultra-stable lasers for space and sensing applications

Neural Concept

The first 3D Deep-Learning SaaS platform dedicated to Computer Assisted Engineering and Design.


Artificial intelligence system to enhance the efficiency of the remelting process in Aluminium casthouses


Web-app to help improve the nutritional quality of meals consumed outside the home


Tutoring app that connects students with the right tutor within the same university


App with interactive geotagged advertisment for local businesses

Self-driving robots to deliver food, groceries, and packages autonomously to users’ doorsteps


Brings the tools and security required for the cryptocurrency market to become a new mean of investment

SwissSource Instruments

Screening of complex samples with mass spectrometry technique to speed-up time-consuming sample preparation


Platform to smartly process your data from your connected devices ecosystem


Convert physical activity into money


Innovative multi-platform equipement rental marketplace

La Forge is more than a coworking space. It is a great platform for meeting people of the Swiss startup ecosystem: we were lucky to meet great people who ultimately became advisors, investors and employees for our company and contributed to its success. It is a great place to start if you are a first time entrepreneur who wants to explore the business potential of a high tech project.

Alexei Kounine, founder of TasteHit


Brown Bag Lunch

Monthly exciting workshops or presentations by experienced entrepreneurs to improve your skills and network.

Café Croissant

Regular morning coffee and croissants breaks to exchange about progress, challenges and entrepreneurial lifestyle with all the La Forge teams.

Demo day

Twice a year, La Forge opens its doors to the public and local ecosystem to discover the start-up projects through pitches and face to face meetings at their stand


La Forge holds bi annual acceleration programs for start-up projects in different verticals such as
Medtech, ICT, providing them with increased support through coaching and a place to stay.

Interested? Sign up for our newsletter email list and get all the information when the next program starts!


La Forge application form