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Innovation @ EHL

At EHL, we are shaping the future of the hospitality industry with our Innovation Hub, Hospitality Insights Blog, and Research Institutes. These activities promote the exchange of ideas and innovative thinking among our students, alumni and partners worldwide.

    Come Invent the Future of Hospitality at EHL

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      At EHL, we bring innovative concepts to the classroom and the hospitality industry through research and collaboration with industry experts. We invite faculty members, students and industry partners to participate in conferences, applied research projects, contests and our Innovation Hub, which is an incubator for hospitality start-ups. 

      Research is an essential part of our educational philosophy, and as a University of Applied Sciences our key faculty members participate in industry research projects that bring insight and innovation to the classroom and diverse industry sectors. With their guidance, our students learn to conduct research and analysis, and apply their knowledge to create new business concepts and solutions for the hospitality industry.”

      - Rémi Walbaum, Chief Innovation Officer

        Innovation Foundation

        EHL invites institutions and businesses to join the creation of the EHL Innovation Foundation through financial contribution and insights. The role of the Foundation will be to support the activities of the Hub and award the most promising start-ups.

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        External contributions will be attributed to the most deserving and innovative start-ups by the EHL Board of Governors, based on input from a panel of professionals and experts from the hospitality field. Contributions will bear the name of the donor and will be presented to the laureates on the occasion of a yearly gala dinner, and communicated to the media.

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          The Innovation Village

          On a uniquely harmonious site, the Innovation Village offers a hospitality and food ecosystem for students, alumni, entrepreneurs, researchers, experts, investors, artists and passersby to discover the latest trends in hospitality.  This casual and creative space is located in a 4’000 m2 historical hamlet, just a short distance from the EHL Lausanne campus, offering these facilities and attractions:

          • EHL’s Business Incubator
          • Food Lab (400m2)
          • The Auberge, a café and restaurant
          • Testing and research for F&B and hospitality concepts
          • Events’ and exhibitions space

          Learn more about the Innovation Village
            EHL Innovation Hub for businesses and activities
            Hospitality Insights Blog

            This blog publishes thought-provoking content from industry experts, both in business and academia brought to you by the Lausanne Hospitality Research Center in partnership with STR, a market research company that provides premium global data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights.

            Read the Blog