Events and Workshops

Join us at one of our events or workshops!

Global South Lunches:

The aim of these lunches is to provide a platform to activate and catalyse the application of EPFL technologies for sustainable development in the Global South and further compliment Tech4Impact’s flagship Global South Initiative, Tech4Dev.
The fourth Virtual Global South Lunch will be exploring the application of Healthtech in the global south and will take place on:
Tuesday 7 July 2020, 12:30 – 13:30
In this fourth edition we will be joined by Tech4Dev Grantee Véronique Michaud of LPAC. She will be presenting the 3D4Peace project which will be tested and scaled in Colombia in partnership with the Omnis Institute. We will also be joined by Rob Salamanca-Grion, Founder of Hacka-Vita, who will discuss Global South solutions.
Beatrice Scarioni, Head of Tech4Dev and Hilda Liswani, Business Development Manager at Tech4Dev, will be there to answer questions, provide contacts, link you with faculty and much more. 
We welcome members of the EPFL community and beyond who are running a project in a developing country, who are conducting field research/trial in the Global South or who are generally interested in the topic, to join us. The goal is to go beyond convening and provide a platform for exchange and action.
For more information on the agenda and to register, click here.
We look forward to seeing you there!

Showcase 2030 – 2nd edition – SAVE THE DATE

After the great success of the first edition, Tech4Impact will be organizing a second Showcase 2030, which will take place October 6th at Forum Rolex, EPFL. More information to come soon!

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2020 Past Events:

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2019 Past Events:

Tech4Dev Launch

Tech4Impact is launching its new global South dedicated initiative: Tech4Dev! The Launch event event took place 10 December 2019, at  Montreux Jazz Café, EPFL.  This was be a great opportunity for NGOs and EPFL researchers who go to network and discuss potential collaboration possibilities!

Official Launch Program


Showcase 2030 -1st edition 2019

On April 10 2019, Tech4Impact organized the very first Showcase 2030 on EPFL campus. Over one evening, scientific researchers and start-ups presented innovative solutions to the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals. At this occasion, Tech4Impact equally presented its SDG Report, which presents all the EPFL labs tackling the subject.

Guest speakers:

  • Dr. Thomas Gass, Vice Director of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and former UN Assistant Secretary-General
  • Michael Møller, Director-General of the United Nations Office at Geneva

Presenting EPFL Researchers:

  • Prof. Dr. Claudia Binder, Sustainable urban systems
  • Prof. Dr. Janet Hering, Eawag and EPFL working together for SDG 6 to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Prof. Dr. Anders Meibom, EPFL’s Transnational Red Sea Initiative/Center
  • Prof. Dr. Mohammad Nazeeruddin, Perovskite Solar Cells: A New Paradigm in Renewable Energy
  • Prof. Dr. Marcel Salathé, ITU / WHO Focus Group AI for health
  • Dr. Klaus Schönenberger, Technology Innovation for development and humanitarian action: The EssentialTech Centre
  • Prof. Dr. Karen Scrivener, Cutting 30% of CO2-emissions in constructions – while improving quality and lowering cost
  • Prof. Dr. Wendy Lee Queen, Realizing the environmental benefits of synthetic sponges

EPFL Spinoffs:

Alaya, Bloom , Caulys, Drop, Enoki, Insolight , LED Safari , MIRobotics , Picterra , Mobsya , YagoExo , Zaphiro 

Evening’s highlights

Showcase 2030 Photos: