In 2018, the School of Engineering (HEI) launched the HEI Entrepreneurial Programme: a support programme for students, research assistants, staff members and professors who would like to embark on an entrepreneurial project.

The aim of this initiative is to stimulate entrepreneurship within the school and to recognise the best projects and entrepreneurs by providing them with HEI Entrepreneur status as well as access to equipment and infrastructure, access to skills and, in some cases, co-funding.

Click here to access a guide to funding for start-ups.

Entrepreneurship Programme
Rue de l'Industrie 21
1950 Sion 2

For further information, please contact the person responsible for the programme at your institute. They will be able to guide you based on the requirements of your project. You may have the opportunity to apply for support by presenting your project to the selection committee, which is made up of director of the HEI and The Ark Foundation.

Contacts :
Institute of Systems Engineering: Christophe Bianchi (
Institute of Life Technologies: Sergio Schmid (
Institute of Sustainable Energy: Pierre Roduit (