Ms. Adrienne Corboud
VP Innovation & Technology Transfer
Adrienne Corboud Fumagalli, Dr. economics and social sciences, Vice President Innovation and Technology Transfer at EPF Lausanne (Swiss Institute of technology), focusing on the development of the "EPFL Innovation Park" of EPFL and industrial partnerships. Additional role in Tech transfer, chair of two foundations supporting startups. With a background in Telecom and Media Technology, Corboud Fumagalli spent her 13 years industry career in Business Development (New Business Development and mainly M&A). Between 1996 and 2000, with Swisscom in Berne; then 2000 to 2008, at Kudelski as Executive Vice President in charge of Business Development, leading several M&A projects and launching the MobileTV Business. She started her career by being a researcher, lecturer and consultant in the field of media and information technology policies with various institutes (University of Fribourg, DAMS Bologna, CNRS Paris and McGill University, Montreal, Loughborough University).Sectors of Personal Expertise: Energy, Clean Technology, Environment / ICT / Medtech / Life Sciences
Open innovation seeks to associate key players in order to create value. It is the mix of entrepreneurs, ideas and research.
Open innovation seeks to associate key players in order to create value. It is the mix of entrepreneurs, ideas and research. EPFL contributes to this by encouraging its most talented scientists and students to be in close contact with leading industries. The aim is to stimulate innovation through start-ups, collaborations with SMEs and partnerships with international firms. The goal is to animate the Innovation Network on EPFL's campus, where companies, students and EPFL researchers work on their best ideas. EPFL has a staff composed of experts in venture capital, international business development, SMEs, intellectual property negotiation and the management of high impact projects and multidisciplinary research http://vpiv.epfl.ch/Tags: