Augmenting innovation

Located in the EPFL Innovation Park, d-lab operates at the convergence of human creativity and digital technology. It focuses on augmenting Firmenich’s innovation across fragrance creation through modeling, formula prediction, recommendation, formula optimization, fragrance efficiency, fragrance performance and the development of enhanced creation tools.

Gilbert Ghostine
d-lab puts Firmenich at the forefront of AI to augment our creativity for even greater speed and personalized solutions.

Gilbert Ghostine

CEO, Firmenich


Established in 2018, d-lab brings together Firmenich experts and key individuals and organizations from the Campus’s dynamic ecosystem, to harness digital technologies, including Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in order to disrupt innovation and accelerate digitalization across fragrance creation.


Comprising experts from flavors and fragrance, digitalization, research, creation, development, partnerships, and project management, d-lab enhances formula creation, selection, and optimization. It is strengthening human creativity by leveraging the digital revolution.


Since its launch, d-lab has brought several start-ups onboard and collaborated with professors, PHD students and Masters students.


A long-standing partnership

EPFL is among the world’s top 10 Engineering and Technology institutions, with 350 laboratories  and 11,000 students from more than 120 nationalities. Its innovation ecosystem brings together startups, forward thinking companies and leading academics. We are a long-standing academic partner of EPFL, having created the Firmenich Chair in Neurosciences. 

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