EPFL Neuchâtel

Au cœur du pôle d’innovation Microcity, le canton de Neuchâtel accueille une partie importante de l'Institut de Microtechnique de l'EPFL (IMT). Celui-ci regroupe des activités de recherche dans des domaines comme la santé, les microsystèmes, le photovoltaïque ou l'horlogerie.
Microcity Neuchâtel EPFL

L'EPFL à Neuchâtel

Les chercheurs de l'EPFL sont situés dans le bâtiment éponyme du pôle d'innovation Microcity. Ils bénéficient de la proximité d'autres institutions de recherche et de sociétés manufacturières de haute technologie actives dans les micro et nanotechnologies et la fabrication avancée.

Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference

— Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL’s Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April. Her miniature, versatile devices stand to revolutionize the way robots are used.

EPFL students engineer societal solutions in India

— Twelve student volunteers, including those from EPFL and the EPFL + ECAL Lab, spent 10 days developing and testing four solutions to everyday challenges facing Bangalore residents as part of the India Switzerland Social Innovation Camp (INSSINC) pilot program. But the fruits of the students’ labor go beyond the prototypes themselves.

The way people walk says a lot about how healthy they are

— Gait characteristics are sometimes regarded as the sixth vital sign in humans. They serve as a valuable indicator of a person’s health, particularly in older adults – so why not measure them? A team of EPFL researchers is taking part in a major European project to design a device that can assess a person’s gait more accurately.

How understanding animal behavior can support wildlife conservation

— Researchers from EPFL and the University of Zurich have developed a model that uses data from sensors worn by meerkats to gain a more detailed picture of how animals behave in the wild.

Detecting pollution with a compact laser source

— Researchers at EPFL have developed a simple mid-infrared laser source that can be used to detect pollution in the air or molecules in someone’s breath. Their system takes up considerably less space than the large ones typically used for such tasks.