EPFL Valais Wallis

With its 13 laboratories active in the key fields of energy, environment and health, 218 researchers, administrative and technical staff, 76 doctoral students, 39 nationalities, firmly integrated into the Energypolis project, the Valais campus plays its full part in promoting research and innovation in the heart of the Alps.

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Pole of Excellence at the foot of the peaks

Dedicated mainly to scientific research and innovation in the fields of energy, green chemistry, health and the environment, the EPFL Valais Wallis campus brings together 218 researchers, administrative and technical staff from four faculties. The next phase of the project dedicated to research on the Alpine and polar environments (Alpole) will bring together 200 additional researchers including the Swiss Polar Institute. By this date, more than 400 people will be active on the Sion site.

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EPFL researchers put technology to work for the global South

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Tech4Dev, an EPFL program to develop technology that addresses the specific needs and living conditions of communities in the developing world, has announced four new winning projects for its research grants. Researchers from EPFL’s EssentialTech Centre and Laboratory for Functional Inorganic Materials (LFIM), led by Prof. Wendy Queen at EPFL Valais, have teamed up with SolidarMed, a Swiss non-profit organization, to develop Coldbox – an electricity-free cold container for transporting and storing vaccines over several weeks.

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EPFL Valais Wallis
Rue de l’Industrie 17
Case Postale 440
CH-1951 Sion
Tél. +41 21 695 82 00

Operational Director EPFL Valais Wallis
Marc-André Berclaz

Executive Assistant to the Operational Director
Jennifer Brady

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