Outsource your R&D Activities

Sponsoring a research institute or chair at EHL is like adding a new R&D department to your organization, with a lot less hassle.

Our dedicated research teams are composed of leading subject experts who will focus on your business case or challenge to deliver applicable, innovative solutions in a collaborative manner.


Hospitality Real Estate & Finance Institute

The Hospitality Real Estate & Finance institute promotes research, education, and networking for hospitality real estate and finance.

It conducts research on hospitality real estate as an investment and asset class and disseminates findings through academic publications, industry conferences and education outreach. The Institute also hosts networking initiatives to facilitate exchanges between academics, students, alumni, and professionals.


Institute of Business Creativity

Launched in 2018, the Institute of Business Creativity builds bridges between the business and academic worlds to produce relevant, highly impactful, practice-based research and solutions. 
It offers a wide spectrum of services, including dedicated research labs with international firms active in hospitality, food and beverage or hotel management. The team also provides tailor-made executive workshops and case studies to enhance business development.

Institute of Customer Experience Management

The Institute of Customer Experience Management (ICEM) was launched at Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne in September 2020 with the vision of becoming the leading customer experience research institute in the field of hospitality and service.

ICEM works at the intersection of customer experience management and digital media within the extended hospitality and service industries.


Our Hospitality Business Incubator

EHL's Hospitality Business Incubator supports promising startups and entrepreneurial projects that focus on or are relevant to the food and, or hospitality industry.

Discover how EHL enables the latest trends and technologies in our Innovation Village model with a variety of spaces and resources for industry partners.