SWISS EDTECH COLLIDER


Home of positively charged entrepreneurs transforming learning and education through technology


Official Digital Innovation Hub DiH of the European Commission since 2020

New Initiative:

Swiss National EdTech Testbed Program: testing digital tools in schools

About Us

The Swiss EdTech Collider, a not-for profit association founded in 2017 located in the dynamic and vibrant EPFL Innovation Park and in close proximity to LEARN - EPFL’s Center for Learning Sciences in Lausanne, is Switzerland’s first collaborative and membership space dedicated to ambitious entrepreneurs transforming education and learning through technology.

We offer both a modern, physical co-working space as well as a virtual space (via a membership platform) for our members, where like-minded EdTech startups and entrepreneurs can meet and share expertise, knowledge, best practices and develop co-operations and synergies in creating new innovative tools for the support of the digital transformation in education and learning in a variety of industries.

Unlike a classic startup incubator or acceleration program, we act as a ‘lifelong’ partner for EdTech entrepreneurs by offering ongoing support and access to edtech experts, schools, educational institutions, SME's, corporations, industry leaders and investors.

Our Vision and Mission

We believe Switzerland has the potential to become a global leader in education technology. With EPFL taking leadership in the European MOOC landscape and research in learning sciences, Switzerland has become an important hub for digital education. This development is further fuelled by EPFL professors leading cutting-edge research projects on learning technologies and digital innovation.

Promising education technology startups are emerging in Switzerland and beyond. Bringing these actors together and helping them thrive by offering a collaborative space and building a strong support ecosystem around EdTech, can significantly contribute to the development of the Swiss education and learning technology sector and hence positively impact Switzerland's society at large.

The Swiss EdTech Collider aims to support those EdTech startups in achieving their business objectives - namely helping schools, SME’s as well as large organisations in their digital transformation of education and training - by enabling them to be part of a unique EdTech ecosystem in order to develop their innovations and technologies.

Services and Activities

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    Modern, membership-based and EdTech-focused coworking space on the EPFL campus in close proximity to digital learning sciences labs and experts

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    P2P learning and sharing of expertise, knowledge and best practices to push digital transformation in education and training

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    Access to an Ecosystem consisting of EdTech experts, governmental entities, industry leaders, schools, educational institutions, investors, SME's and large corporations

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    Demo and pitch days, workshops, testbeds and testlabs, POC, pilot projects, academic validation of innovations to foster digital transformation in a variety of industries

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    'Collisions' between members and customers to promote the integration of innovations and technologies to positively impact the digital transformation in their organizations

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    Creating new innovative technologies to shape the future of learning and to support the digital transformation in education in organizations and the society at large

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Our Executive Board

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    Denis Gillet

    Executive Board | President


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    Pierre Dillenbourg

    Executive Board | Vice President


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    Francesco Mondada

    Executive Board | Secretary


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    Patrick Jermann

    Executive Board | Treasurer


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Our Team

Our Advisory Committee

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    Hazel Polka

    Advisory Committee Member


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    Katrin Mueller

    Advisory Committee Member


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    Ala Sader

    Advisory Committee Member


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    Michael Burkhalter

    Advisory Committee Member


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    Lukas Wildisen

    Advisory Committee Member


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