On campus program

Drive innovation with new technologies.

On campus program


Drive innovation with new technologies.

Location Lausanne

Length 5 days

Fee CHF 10,900

Next program starts 15 April 2024

Understand how to leverage AI, IoT and robotics for your business

The business potential of transformational technologies like IoT, artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain and quantum computing is enormous but how do you separate the hype from the reality?

TransformTECH is designed for executives looking to explore latest technologies and their business applications. The program is also ideal for teams who have a project/opportunity in mind and want to use TransformTECH to develop their opportunity.

Combining business and technology experts in one program, you will be inspired to find new business solutions using the most globally applicable innovative technologies. Every year, the faculty choose the most relevant innovative technologies and help you apply them to your business. All of this – in just five days.

Identify new opportunities for growth

Create new business opportunities by exploring latest technologies and the impact for your industry.

Dive into cutting-edge best practices

Become familiar with nimble innovation practices, the venturing world, design thinking and rapid prototyping.

Prototype with expert guidance

Develop a beta-prototype with experts in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship that you can apply to your business.

Benefit from personalized actionable learning

Work with an innovation coach to identify a tech opportunity that addresses your business goal or challenge.

IMD and EPFL join forces to offer you a unique learning experience

Using the latest design thinking methodology, TransformTECH focuses on perspectives of business with which you can harness technology. Each technology – Artificial Intelligence, IoT, robotics, blockchain, or quantum computing – separately or combined, has the potential to transform your business.

Discover how technology can help you solve your operational challenges.
Visit laboratories at EPFL to see technology in practice.
Gain insight into the rich and dynamic “ecosystem” of start-ups.
Experiential learning through pretotyping workshop.
You and your class

This program is designed for individual and teams in mid to senior-level management. Ideal participants include: general managers, marketing, sales, operations, customer service, HR, legal and finance. Whether you want to explore the latest technologies and their business applications, or are a team with a project/opportunity you want to develop, TransformTECH is designed for you. This program is not designed for tech experts.

Recent participant profiles include:
Head digital innovation office, Head of operations development, VP open innovation & venturing, Strategy section head, Head of operations development, Vice president engineering.

Participants join from industries such as:
Consumer Goods, Finance & Insurance, Services, Healthcare, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Logistics & Supply Chain.

Read more about the admission criteria.

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This program demystifies – not just AI but also quantum computing, IoT, and robotics. I really enjoyed the chance to visit the tech labs at EPFL which can be valuable later on to provide support with prototyping.

Lars Heischkamp Manager Group Strategy, Bauer Media Group, Germany

This program is eye-opening, inspiring, and outstanding. You have the opportunity to develop and prototype your ideas. You also get really constructive insights discussing with participants from different industries.

Valeria Pelosini Head of IT Products Marketing & Sales, Bobst, Switzerland

TransformTECH is like going into a huge library, finding solutions to things you didn’t even know existed. That for me is fantastic.

Paul Campbell Director, Osmotics Consulting, UK

In one week, this program takes you from a conceptual idea to a full laid out project ready to implement. That’s very high value.

Barbara Scheel Agersnap CEO, Copenhagen MaImö Port, Denmark

Understanding the main goals of these technologies that we covered in the training program, helps me to employ them in the right way to bring real value to the organization.”

Tariq Al-Issa Chief Information Officer, Enjaz Payment Services, Saudi Arabia

Experience the program

Understand AI, IoT, robotics, blockchain, and quantum computing and apply them to your business

Identify business opportunities with technology.
Deep dive into the dark side of Artificial Intelligence.
Discover new applications for robotics.

When you encounter awe-inspiring technology, it can be challenging to see how you can apply it to your own business. You need a framework and language to ask deeper, sharper questions and find the right strategy. TransformTECH gives you all this, plus the chance to prepare your own prototype with help from experts.

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Cyril Bouquet Program Co-Director
Next start & fee

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5 days
CHF 10,900
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5 days
CHF 10,900

IMD and EPFL Alumni special fee: CHF 9,000.

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