Meet the 2020 Tech4Dev Grantees!

The four 2020 Tech4Dev grantees have been announced! An article covering these collaborative research projects was featured on the EPFL homepage.

Tech4Impact is honored to be collaborating with many Global South partners. The four Tech4Dev grantees are working on projects in the following countries: Colombia (OMNIS Institute), Cameroon (University of Yaoundé), Kenya (Center for Public Health and Development), and Bangladesh (Medair).

For more information on the projects see here.

Tech4Dev is the dedicated global South program of Tech4Impact. The program focuses on innovation acceleration and aims at bridging the theory-practice gap in order to develop and implement innovative technological solutions that can scale and reach a growing number of beneficiaries in the global South. 

The Tech4Dev Program will focus on providing experience-based education, promoting impactful entrepreneurial solutions, as well as innovative cross-sector research projects – all focused on the beneficiaries’ needs and opportunities in countries of the global South.



Tech4Dev seeks to empower a new generation of global engineers, who accelerate the implementation and adoption of innovative solutions in the global South. Have a look at our student impact programs.


The world needs a transition towards a more sustainable future. In this respect, entrepreneurs can act as change agents who realize opportunities for sustainable development. If you are a student or researcher at EPFL and you have an entrepreneurial idea that could solve a problem in the global South, have a look at our dedicated entrepreneurship programs: 

–      YGrant – for EPFL Bachelor and Master Students 

–      Playgrants – for EPFL Researchers


The Tech4Dev research activities consist of two calls for collaborative research projects between Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and EPFL researchers, each for a duration of 2 years with a 300’000.- milestone-based grant.

See here for more information on the grant and the application process!


In you have any additional question concerning the Tech4Dev program, do not hesitate to contact us!

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