Emerge Labs

Activate interdisciplinary teams of NGOs and EPFL Labs to collaboratively solve some of the most pressing challenges in the world.
EMERGE

The Emerge Labs are a series of collaborative innovation workshops activating interdisciplinary teams of NGOs and EPFL labs to collaboratively solve some of the most pressing challenges in the world. By diffusing entrepreneurial and impact management tools we hope to create a solution ecosystem initiating and accelerating partnerships for tech and impact-driven solutions to fill the technology access gap in the development and humanitarian sector.

Objectives

Break Silos

  • Offering NGO-EPFL researcher teams the tools to launch tech and impact-driven solutions, from ideation to implementation
  • Building a pipeline of scalable sustainable solutions co-created by NGOs and EPFL labs

Demonstrate potential of Tech for sustainability

  • Offer support for developing ideas and roadmap to implementation

Increase Tech availability

  • Develop tech and impact-driven solutions which help people and the planet share in the benefits of innovation and mitigate sustainability challenges.

Themes

Data – March 2022
Environment – May 2022
Health – July 2022

How to participate in Emerge?

  1. Submit challenges
  2. Get matched
  3. Join Emerge Labs with your new EPFL partner
  4. Develop innovation strategy
  5. Apply to the 300k Tech4Dev Grant 
  1. Connect your technology / research with NGO challenge 
  2. Get matched
  3. Join Emerge Labs with your new NGO partner
  4. Develop innovation strategy
  5. Apply to the 300k Tech4Dev Grant 

Contact

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

Coline Jeannet
[email protected]