Events and Workshops

Save the date for our next event
2030 Showcase on 2 November 2020

Join us for an exciting evening that brings together different actors of the EPFL sustainable tech ecosystem – from leading researchers, professors, students, partners, investors and impact-driven startups – all to show the power of technology for the advancement of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


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: