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 EHL Innovation Village 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 Trustees, 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.



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 Incubator
  • Food Lab (400m2) - will be built soon
  • The Auberge, a café and restaurant - will be renovated soon
  • Testing and research for F&B and hospitality concepts
  • Events and exhibitions space

Research at EHL

Applied Research: Faculty members conduct applied hospitality research in a variety of managerial disciplines. Researchers tackle applied research questions for the benefit of the industry while simultaneously contributing to excellence in hospitality research.

Research Institutes : Our institutes give access to dedicated multi-disciplinary teams of faculty and staff to deliver solutions in a collaborative manner. 

Innovation on Every Campus


Lausanne's Campus of the Future

The new Lausanne campus features the latest technologies and the programs  integrate innovation into the learning experience with activities such as R&D workshops, product prototype testing, and a chance for students to intern in their own start-up. 


Passugg's Multisensory Restaurant

The Elysium is both a training restaurant and a digital classroom in Campus Passugg where students experience first-hand how exclusive gourmet cuisine can be combined with the latest digital effects to create a unique experience.


Singapore's High-tech Culture

Singapore is the world's leading technology innovation hub, according to KPMG's annual survey of global technology leaders for 2020. EHL students benefit from total immersion in this tech-minded culture where they will see the latest trends put into action.