Accelerating innovative and beneficiary-centered technological solutions for positive impact
EPFL Tech4Dev aims to implement innovative technological solutions that can scale and reach a growing number of beneficiaries in the global South. The initiative is one among a few that explores novel ways for universities to contribute to the economic, social, and environmental development in the global South, and advances these current approaches with its dedicated technological entrepreneurship angle.
Tech4Dev will focus on providing experience-based education, promoting impactful entrepreneurial solutions, as well as innovative cross-sector research projects – all focused on relevant sustainability challenges sourced from Tech4Dev’s NGO Council.
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Computational methods for flood-resilient shelters in South Sudan
Le Vaudois Fabien Roy, ancien étudiant de l’Ecole d’art de Lausanne (ECAL), s’est distingué lors de la Milan Design Week, qui ferme ses portes vendredi, en remportant l’un des cinq prix du salon. Il a conçu une couveuse pour nouveau-nés adaptée à l’Afrique subsaharienne.
Tech4Dev, an EPFL program to develop technology that addresses the specific needs and living conditions of communities in the developing world, has announced four new winning projects for its research grants.
The Tech4Dev program connects EPFL researchers with NGOs in order to develop technologies able to address specific needs in the global South and withstand local conditions. Four projects have been awarded grants following the first call for proposals.