Participate to our events

As part of its mission to support the entrepreneurial spirit and inspire our entire community, the HUB organizes a few key events each year, which you can discover below.

Find inspiration with our conferences

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Social Innovation Forum

The objective of this forum is to make the principles, the issues and the functioning of social innovation know to our community, as well as its diversity and its collaborative richness. It is also an opportunity to inspire by example by bringing together recognized social entrepreneurs and some younger ones who started their project during their studies at UNIL.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week at UNIL

The Global Entrepreneurship Week is a worldwide initiative that takes place every year on the UNIL campus. This week is the result of a collaborative momentum between student associations. Each year the HUB organizes the opening event of this special week. 

Take action with our innovation challenges

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Innovation Challenge Campus 2030

Our Innovation Challenge Campus 2030 takes place as part of Sustainability Week. The goal is to find innovative solutions together for a more sustainable campus and to use it as a living laboratory for your ideas.

ImpACT Challenge

This challenge makes you discover, in a pragmatic way, the professional world by collaborating with local organizations with impact missions and concrete projects. The challenges are based on identified needs, corresponding to real projects that the organizations wish to implement.

Relive some past events

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Launch event of the UNIL-EPFL Sustainability Week

Relive the discussion on the topic of decarbonization with experts from the University of Lausanne and the region.

Nelly Niwa & Inès Burrus, Centre Interdisciplinaire de Durabilité UNIL – Framework, global challenges and climate ambitions.

Julien Betrisey, Romande Energie – Strategies and actions of an actor in the energy transition in Switzerland.

Delphine Douçot, Durabilité & Campus – UNIL carbon footprint : how to contribute to its reduction ?


Monday 15th March

From 5:00 to 6:30

Closing Event Hub GEW

Être acteur de changement : témoignages de 5 entrepreneurs-alumni de l’UNIL

Avec Leila Delarive (co-fondatrice de Amplify), Davide Staedler (CEO de Tibio), Oranne Corelli (co-fondatrice de Cadésio), François Briod (co-fondateur de Monito) et Marc Comina (fondateur de Comina Luvisotto).


November 19th 2020

18:00 – 19:00

Opening GEW UNIL

Objectif durabilité 2030 : une nouvelle vision de la responsabilité des entrepreneurs et des entreprises

Avec André Hoffmann (Vice-Président du conseil d’administration de Roche), Christian Petit (CEO de Romande Energie), Sophie Swaton (Maître d’enseignement dans la faculté des géosciences et de l’environnement) et Jonathan Normand (Fondateur de B Lab Suisse).


November 16th 2020

18:00 – 20:00

Gib Bulloch HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation

How to bring purpose and social contribution in an organization ?

Gib Bulloch, founder of Accenture Development Partners will share his journey as a social intrapreneur within one of the world’s largest consulting firms. A testimony to a battle of more than 25 years to bring a sense of social responsibility and impact within the company. Gib has won several awards recognizing his exceptional journey as an intrapreneur and actor of change.


October 27th 2020

18:00 – 19:00


Lawyer-entrepreneur : things are moving in the field of Law

With Jonathan Bory and Max-André Haas, UNIL Alumni. These two young lawyers both founded their start-up after their studies. The way of practicing this profession is evolving, new technological tools are available to support it and start-ups are shaking things up with disruptive models.


October 21st 2020

18:00 – 19:00

How can we continue to build a spirit of solidarity as we emerge from the crisis ?

A testimony of Guillaume Granelli, co-founder of Alaya and alumni of the HEC faculty of UNIL, was elected Entrepreneur of the Year by FORBES “30 under 30” in the “social impact” category.


June 18th 2020

12:00 to 13:00

B Corp Mouvement : Contribution and resilience of the 21st century companies

With Jonathan Normand, director of B Lab Switzerland. What future perspectives for an economy of stakeholders, regenerative and circular ? How to respond to the generational challenges of the 21st century ?


May 7th, 2020

12:00 to 13:00

Entrepreneurs in times of crisis : Difficulties and opportunities to be seized

Christian Wanner, former CEO of and Laurent Haug, speaker and consultant in digital innovation, are two alumni from UNIL. These experienced entrepreneurs will explain how their past experiences can help you get through the current crises and what are the opportunities to seize.


April 15th, 2020

12:00 to 13:00