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 technical Swiss university, Haute Ecole or 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 …).



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


Self-disinfecting door handles for public places such as restaurants and hospitals to avoid germ transmission among the population.


Private and Customized Virtual Coach to Optimize Teams’ Performances


Production of environmental sensors and digital platforms to analyze environmental data.


Smart grid for water management


Web-based solution for clinical data management using cutting-edge technologies.


We reinvented the Finance Department using automation and machine learning to help SME’s save time on accounting and financial tasks


Bring trust & humanize the digital world ICON is a Non Governmental Organisation that federates an international community working on trust in cyberspace

Invision AI

Forward Collision Warning System For Autonomous Rail


A cooperative of top digital freelancers

Little Yeti

Little Yeti is an online platform that creates and publishes personalized story books for children and families


A revolutionary platform to reward sustainability

MicroR Systems

Developing ultra-stable lasers for space and sensing applications

Nagi Bioscience

The first “Worm-on-Chip” technology for drug/chemical testing

Neural Concept

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


To secure the communications of the International Commitee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and other at-risk organizations.

Quantum Integrity

AI-powered Image forgery detection


Smeetz is a SaaS booking platform that helps leisure, sport and event organizers to increase their revenues and better reach their market.


A team of EPFL students and Alumni working together to smash the current world sailing speed record.


Secure communications for IoT


Prepare your theoretical driving license test. Pass or get reimbursed twice


Convert physical activity into money


Our app “Wakeit” helps young people to wake up in a good mood by increasing their motivation and avoiding tediousness unlike other conventional and boring alarms

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.

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La Forge application form