Ongoing projects

Credited by the SKIL

Sorting and shredding of plastic waste to create 3D printer filaments

Ce projet cherche à trouver des solutions pour transformer des déchets plastiques courants en un nouvel objet ayant la forme de notre choix modélisée en CAD.

D’izi Fruits

The purpose of our project is to create a giant fruit press that will be driven by the mechanical force produced by a pedal carousel. Young and old will be able to participate, the goal is to pedal to get a fresh fruit juice!

CHEAP – Catalog of Handmade Elements Assembled From Pallets

EPAL transport pallets, all identical, represent a reusable, inexpensive and accessible quantity of wood. The project aims to create furniture from recycled pallets.

The feeder shelf

On campus, we have an aquaponic greenhouse (belonging to the student association Légumes Perchés). Aquaponics is a type of soil-less culture that combines hydroponics and aquaculture techniques simultaneously

TAR – Take Away Roller

Being lovers of soft mobility (rollerblades, skateboarding, scooters, etc. ) we often find ourselves with bulky objects to carry. We therefore embarked on a project to create a rollerblade-like device that is portable, lightweight and adaptable to all types of shoes.

Autonomous photovoltaic parasol

EPFL’s infrastructure includes outdoor facilities ideal for student gatherings during the day, but due to the lack of lighting in the squares, these places are less frequented in the evening. The photovoltaic parasol that we propose will make it possible to use these spaces at nightfall thanks to a lighting system obtained by integrated photovoltaic panels, as well as to protect from the vagaries of the Swiss weather, while being independent in terms of electrical energy.

Vélo-Ciné-Raptor

As part of the SKIL teaching unit, we have chosen to produce a bicycle-cinema that can show films and which would be powered by electrical energy produced by pedalling.

Flying balloon for avalanche research

Proposal for a new avalanche detection system using a balloon flying over the missing person. The objective is to considerably reduce the search area and thus save time.

Projets SKIL

Funguys – Mycelium design and Architecture

The Funguys – Mycelium design and Architecture team is an experimental group focusing on the development of a 100% biodegradable, organic and ecological material.

SP80

The SP80 project was founded in September 2017, gathering a team of EPFL students and Alumni with the same desire to push the limits of speed sailing.

EPFL Interdisciplinary projects

Lausanne Racing Team (LRT) for the Formula Student competition

The Lausanne Racing Team is a student team founded in September 2017 on the initiative of a few students of Mechanical Engineering. It quickly attracted a lot of interest from students in different sections.

GrowbotHub for Igluna project

Who has never dreamed of going to the moon? But have you thought about how you will eat once you get there? The GrowbotHub project by the Légumes Perchés association aims to create a system that will allow the cultivation of fruits and vegetables for the moon.

Swiss Solar Boat

Our goal? – Build a boat on a foil over 6 metres long, operating only with solar panels. Ideally, it will reach a top speed of 30 knots (about 55 km/h) with the pilot on board.

Other supported projects

Verti’SKIL by Act4Change Lab

This student project aims to bring more greenery to the EPFL campus by implementing a first prototype of a green wall on the SKIL.

La Pergola by Act4Change Lab

La Pergola is a student initiative that aims to reinvest the small forgotten areas of the campus into sharing platforms.

CIEL – Tomorrow’s sustainable olympic village

CIEL stands for Concours Interdisciplinaire Etudiant de Lausanne and organizes an annual idea competition for a continuous period of 24 hours on the UNIL and EPFL campus. The conceptual core of this project is synergy, the synergy of ideas, people, skills, disciplines, motivations and sensitivities.