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An Organic Semiconductor PEC Tandem Cell for Solar Water Splitting

— LIMNO reports major advance in the photoelectrochemical (PEC) splitting of water into H2 and O2 using organic semiconductors.

report © 2022 SAAS

Pathways to Net zero CO2 and security supply – new report by SAAS

— Switzerland has committed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050, an ambitious target that can only be reached thanks to rapid and concerted action, as shown in a new report by the Swiss Academies of Arts and Sciences co-authored by Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini.

Greenhousescan  run on their own energy with Voltiris' solar modules © 2022 Voltiris

With new solar modules, greenhouses run on their own energy

— Plants use light waves from only a portion of the spectrum for photosynthesis – the remainder can be recovered and used to generate solar power. That’s the idea behind the solar modules developed by EPFL startup Voltiris. Following encouraging preliminary results, a new pilot installation was recently installed in Graubünden.

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Ebtikar Technology Challenge

— An innovation challenge designed to empower refugees in the Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan through the use of digital fabrication technology to solve different refugee-identified issues in the camp: water management, education, transportation, security measures, and energy/power. 

A l'EPFL, Selina Heiniger a étudié le génie civil. © Alain Herzog / EPFL

Turning plastic waste into building bricks

— SUMMER SERIES – Master's project (4). For her Master’s project in civil engineering, Selina Heiniger took on a challenge that’s aligned with her desire to help preserve the environment. She’s developing a new building material that’s made from plastic waste, concrete and terracotta.

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Middle East and Africa Energy Innovation Virtual Hackathon

— Take part in this global hackathon! 48 hours to turn the 15 finalist ideas into real prototypes. Win the $5.000 prize for the best idea. Submit your idea individually or in a team of up to 4 people. You can apply as many times as you have innovative ideas. 

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Science and Technology for Humanitarian Action Challenges

— Call for proposals with a deadline for applications on 15 July 2021

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Inauguration of the Valais Innovation park

— The Energypolis Campus, a veritable ecosystem of innovation, that brings together the skills of EPFL Valais Wallis, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, and The Ark Foundation’s services, amongst many others inaugurated its Innovation park on October 9.

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Insolight's new distinction

— EPFL's spin-off, Insolight climbed to 10th place among the 100 most promising Swiss start-ups of 2020.

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Digitalizing hydropower

— With increasing levels of variable renewables in the energy system, new opportunities emerge for hydropower as a provider of flexibility services in modern power markets. To address this question, EPFL is leading a consortium of 18 Swiss and European partners collaborating within the frame of the XFLEX project (Hydropower Extending Power System Flexibility). This project has received € 15 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857832.

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