The Villanova, a creative & collaborative space at the heart of the UNIL campus

A space to cultivate creativity and entrepreneurial spirit at UNIL

The Villanova is a collaborative space for our UNIL community, with the aim of generating sustainable solutions to the social and environmental challenges of our society.

INSPIRE – A space for encounters and discoveries to stimulate entrepreneurial spirit and imagine the sustainable world of tomorrow. This space can also host events related to the HUB’s mission.

ACTIVATE – A unique collaborative space for project leaders and our UCreate and Impulse programs. It offers project leaders an inspiring place to explore, experiment and test their innovative solutions, strengthen collaborations and stimulate exchanges. Participants in our programs have access 24/7 for the duration of the program. 

EDUCATE – In collaboration with the 7 UNIL faculties, this unique space makes it possible to introduce students to entrepreneurship. Open days are organized in collaboration with the faculties and thematic workshops are offered.

For any questions you can contact us at the following address :

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Find us on the UNIL campus

Full address : Villanova – Quartier sorge – Route Cantonale 16, 1015 Lausanne

Access by car : The nearest car park is at Amphimax (toll parking) or  on the Blévallaire road (toll parking).

Access by public transport : The nearest metro stop is UNIL-Sorge (metro M1) and the nearest bus stop (TL n°1 or MBC line 701) is Blévallaire.

Access by bike : A bicycle parking is available in front of the Villanova.

Acces by motorbike : The nearest car park is in front of the Biophore (free parking).