Associate Vice Presidency for Centers and Platforms (AVP-CP)

@ Esteban Bermúdez Ureña / CMi 2020

About the AVP-CP

AVP-CP mission is to coordinate and promote the activity of centres and technology platforms at EPFL, to ensure excellence in knowledge creation and the sharing of competencies and resources.

Centers and platforms boost synergies and regroup resources to support EPFL’s research, teaching and innovation missions go beyond state of the art

Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, Associate Vice President for Centers and Platetforms


Centers create networks, collaborations and synergies between researchers and students around state-of-the-art scientific subjects. They build bridges between researchers at EPFL and other academic institutions, foster innovation and contribute to advance and share knowledge on specific themes within and beyond the academic world.

The Associate Vice Presidency for Centers and Platforms (AVP-CP) has issued new regulations aimed at achieving consistency in the way EPFL’s centers operate and are governed.

Centers under AVP-CP :

  1. Bernoulli Centre for Fundamental Studies (CIB)Video

  2. Blue Brain Project (BBP)

  3. Center for Climate Impact and Action (CLIMACT)Video

  4. Center for Digital Trust (C4DT)

  5. Center for Imaging Video

  6. Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS)Video

  7. Center for Quantum Science and Engineering (Q-S-E)  – Video

  8. Cultural Heritage & Innovation Center (CHC)

  9. EcoCloud CenterVideo

  10. Energy Center (CEN)Video

  11. Enterprise for Society Center (E4S)

  12. EPFL+ECAL LabVideo

  13. EssentialTech Center (ESSTECH) Video

  14. eSpace CenterVideo

  15. European Center of Atomistic and Molecular Computations (Centre Européen de Calcul Atomique et Moléculaire (CECAM) – Video

  16. Excellence in Africa (EXAF)

  17. lntegrative Food and Nutrition Center (IFNC)

  18. LEARN- Center for Learning Science

  19. Media Center (Initiative for Media Innovation IMI) Video

  20. Swiss Data Science Center (SDSC)
 Platforms under AVP-CP

Platforms provide access to cutting-edge technical infrastructure and knowhow expertise to EPFL scientists and students to perform their research, making optimal use of resources. They are also a place where knowledge and knowhow are shared and where EPFL contributes to the advancement of state-of-the-art techniques.

Equipments & Centers Management Office

The unit coordinates the acquisition of major scientific equipment at EPFL, manages financial aspects of large research projects, and oversees the management of technological platforms and of transdisciplinary and inter-instituional entitites.


AVP-CP Secretary
Monika Salas
[email protected]
MXC 330 (Bâtiment MXC)
Station 12
CH-1015 Lausanne

Deputy to the Associate Vice President for Centers and Platetforms
Caroline Ferguson 
[email protected]

AVP-CP Communications
Lalla Myriam Mercier

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