MAKE Initiative

A support for innovative pedagogy that promotes practical work, project-based learning and interdisciplinarity.

MAKE initiative

As a world-renowned science and technology university, EPFL must remain at the forefront of teaching practices. It is our duty to equip our students with the cross-disciplinary skills they will need to meet tomorrow’s challenges.

The MAKE initiative makes it possible to integrate interdisciplinarity, project-based learning, experimentation and prototyping into students’ curricula.

The initiative provides teachers with Discovery Learning Labs (DLLs). Spaces including state-of-the-art equipment to offer practical work directly related to research or the industrial environment.

Finally, the initiative also provides students (bachelor and master) with a professional consulting service and prototyping spaces to support them in the realization of their open projects.


What are the resources supporting project based learning?

Prototyping network and resources

Support students in the realization of their prototype/project

Discovery learning laboratories ( DLLs )

Support teachers in the implementation of practical work

Pedagogical support

Useful resources for coaching students in a project or practical work

The prototyping network is very rich at EPFL, the SPOT and the SKIL are just the tip of the iceberg.

What are the projects supported?

Project directory

All projects supported by the MAKE initiative

MAKE Projects

Interdisciplinary projects supported by the school

Student startup launchpad

Embarking on an entrepreneurial adventure

You are in an association and you have an idea for a project that requires prototyping? Or maybe you just have a more personal idea? Come to the SPOT welcome desk to discuss it with us!

Upcoming events supported

NEWS of the MAKE initiative