Innovation Hub Directories

ETH ieLab (ETH Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab)

 Incubators and Innovation Parks

As ETH’s deep science incubator, we encourage and challenge bright, talented entrepreneurs and support them along their path to success creating their own start-​up. The programme and services offered by the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Lab (ieLab) for young entrepreneurs and researchers has been tailored to optimally transfer scientific research results carried out at ETH Zurich to business and society in order to fully exploit their commercial potential.

By bringing young start-​ups together with seasoned and successful entrepreneurs, business experts and industry alliance partners, the ieLab creates a unique platform for networking and information exchange. The ieLab cultivates a climate of innovation, exploration and translation. Our young entrepreneurs are supervised, supported, encouraged and challenged by experienced coaches – each of whom are successful serial entrepreneurs themselves – on their way to realising their entrepreneurial goals.

In 2020, ETH entrepreneurs started 34 new companies; 10 of these came from the Pioneer Fellowship programme. Today, the ETH ieLab supports 15 Pioneer Fellowship projects. Several ETH spin-​offs also rent office and lab space.

  • Areas of Expertise: All fields of Life Sciences
  • Services: Events, Fellowships, Innovation space, Lab space, Network promotion & support, Support & coaching for startups, Technology transfer
  • Institution: ETH