First pilot for the Google and Apple-based decentralised tracing app
As of today, employees at EPFL, ETH Zurich, the Army, and some hospitals and cantonal administrations can download the digital proximity tracing application "SwissCovid". This large-scale pilot, the first in the world using the OS updates from Apple and Google, paves the way for public availability by mid-June.
COVID-19: What has changed?
In a new video series, launched in May, 2020 on the initiative of the College of Humanities, EPFL researchers, teachers, and doctoral students talk about what effects COVID-19 and the related containment measures have had on research and teaching. Interviewees discuss the impacts these measures have had on ongoing research, how they have adapted to the situation, and what traces these events will leave in different fields of research and ways of working.
“All my flights were canceled in quick succession”
Phillip Huwiler began his PhD at EPFL's School of Engineering on 15 April. Here, he reflects on the challenges he faced in making the move from the United States to Switzerland.
How EPFL supports entrepreneurship and startups
Part of our remit as a world-leading university is to support pioneering technology – moving it from an idea in a lab, to a product with the potential to change people’s lives. Entrepreneurship and supporting the commercialization of ideas and technologies is the heart of what the Startup Unit is doing. As from 1st April 2020, the Vice Presidency for Innovation can count on a new team made up of Andre Catana as EPFL Head of the Startup Unit and Isabel Casado as EPFL Startup Program Manager.
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