Since 2015 the EPFL Fribourg has been housed at the smart living lab, a research and development center for the built environment of the future, in the blueFACTORY innovation district. The construction phase for the new smart living lab building is slated for 2020 in Fribourg.

smart living lab

The smart living lab brings together the combined expertise of the EPFL, the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg, and the University of Fribourg in research areas such as construction technologies, well-being and behaviors, interactions and design processes, and energy systems. It conducts interdisciplinary research projects through experiments in real conditions involving both researchers and companies. This allows partners from the private, public and academic sectors who are interested in developing innovative projects access to excellent research infrastructures available at the heart of the Switzerland Innovation Park (SIP) Network West EPFL.