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



The Villanova (Quartier Sorge), is a new creative, collaborative and interdisciplinary space to enhance entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and creativity of our UNIL community, with the objective of generating sustainable solutions to social and environmental challenges of our society.


This place brings together the activities of the HUB Entrepreneurship and Innovation, including the UCreate & Impulse programs. It also offers project leaders an inspiring place to explore, experiment and test their innovative solutions, strengthen collaborations and stimulate exchanges.




INSPIRE – A space for gatherings 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 & Impulse programs. Participants have access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for the duration of the program.

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

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

Graines d'Entrepreneurs workshops at the Villanova

Every Wednesday afternoon, the Villanova opens its doors to middle school students, gymnasians and apprentices for innovation and entrepreneurship workshops organized by the Association Graines d'Entrepreneurs.

UNIL-EPFL student association

The Villanova also houses the student associations START & OIKOS.

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Location of the Villanova

UNIL | Université de Lausanne
Villanova - Quartier Sorge
Route Cantonale 16
CH - 1015 Lausanne

Villanova - Route Cantonale 16  -  CH-1015 Lausanne
Tel. +41 21 692 6145