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Business / Economics - Innovation - 08.11.2019
EPFL aims to build trust in fintechs
A new research program will combine the specialist knowledge of the Swiss Finance Institute @ EPFL with insights from the School's data scientists and digital trust experts.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.11.2019

Innovation - Health - 06.11.2019
ETH plans competence centre for holistic rehabilitation
ETH plans competence centre for holistic rehabilitation
ETH researchers are planning to partner with clinics, foundations, public authorities and other institutions through a broad-based initiative aimed at improving the quality of life and participation of people with physical disabilities.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 05.11.2019
Data innovation strategy: FSO pilot projects point to productivity gains
Official statistics can benefit from new analysis methods arising from its data innovation strategy. The automation of certain tasks, especially data preparation, seems to be particularly promising. Although the first results from the FSO's pilot projects are encouraging, according to an initial assessment published on the "experimental statistics" microsite, they still need fine-tuning before they can be fully implemented in ongoing production.

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Claudia R. Binder appointed dean of ENAC
Professor Claudia R. Binder will take over as the new dean of ENAC on 1 January 2020. We spoke with her about her plans to make the school a center of excellence in advancing the sustainability of our natural and built environment.

Environment - Innovation - 30.10.2019
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Digitalisation in wastewater management: - Dystopia or panacea?
Cashless payments, online maps for navigation, photo sharing on social networks - digitalisation has become an integral part of our everyday lives. But it's much less well established in urban water management. Why is that? Frank Blumensaat : Urban water management has traditionally been regarded as a conservative sector.

Business / Economics - Innovation - 30.10.2019

Health - Innovation - 22.10.2019
EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market
EPFL spin-off GTX medical moves into the US market
GTX medical, an EPFL spin-off that has developed an implantable neuromodulation therapy to help people with spinal cord injuries walk again, merged today with NeuroRecovery Technologies, a US-based company, developing a transcutaneous stimulation therapy to improve upper limb function after a SCI.

Environment - Innovation - 17.10.2019
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Building renovation needs to be speeded up
Only one out of a hundred houses per year are renovated to make them more energy efficient - less than half the number needed to achieve the goals of the Energy Strategy 2050 for buildings. The National Research Programme "Energy" shows that the necessary technologies are available, but there is a lack of appropriate planning, building and energy laws, as well as of expertise.

Innovation - 17.10.2019

Pharmacology - Innovation - 14.10.2019
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
A smart speaker helps care for the elderly at home
Two students from EPFL have developed a smart speaker with voice-activation technology that connects patients directly to their loved ones as well as caregivers and emergency services.

Innovation - Agronomy / Food Science - 11.10.2019

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 07.10.2019
Deep learning, prefabricated
Deep learning, prefabricated
Self-driving cars, the automatic detection of cancer cells, online translation: deep learning makes it all possible. The ETH spin-off Mirage Technologies has developed a deep learning platform that aims to help start-ups and companies more quickly develop and optimise their products. The name has a fairytale feel to it, with its reference to mirages and the suggestion of illusion.

Innovation - Computer Science / Telecom - 24.09.2019
The EU supports secure quantum communication
The EU supports secure quantum communication
Four Swiss organisations, including UNIGE, receive funding from the European Union (EU) through OPENQKD, a secure quantum communication infrastructure.

Innovation - Business / Economics - 23.09.2019

Innovation - 23.09.2019
History of technology: accolades to USI researcher Maria Rikitianskaia
The International Committee for the History of Technology (ICOHTEC) honouredáMaria Rikitianskaia for her doctoral work which was unanimously voted as the best book on the history of technology, published in 2019 by young researchers. The researcher of USI Institute of Media and Journalism won the Turriano ICOHTEC Prize , dedicated to the best book on the history of technology written by a young researcher.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 20.09.2019
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes
EPFL develops solution for detecting deepfakes
Deepfakes - or fake videos produced to look real through the use of artificial intelligence - pose a growing challenge.

Innovation - Business / Economics - 13.09.2019

Innovation - Business / Economics - 05.09.2019

Physics - Innovation - 01.09.2019

Physics - Innovation - 30.08.2019
ETH+: Five further initiatives selected
In the second round of ETH+, the Executive Board's funding instrument for new research ideas and exchange between disciplines and departments, five new initiatives were selected.

Business / Economics - Innovation - 29.08.2019

Innovation - Business / Economics - 29.08.2019

Innovation - 28.08.2019
People and technology ensured inspiration at Zurich’s main station
Cybathlon feeling and plenty of enthusiasm at Zurich's main station ' numerous visitors came to join the competition yesterday as people with disabilities used the latest assistive technology to overcome a challenging obstacle course.

Computer Science / Telecom - Innovation - 22.08.2019

Innovation - Health - 20.08.2019
3D printing of silicone components
3D printing of silicone components
ETH spin-off Spectroplast has developed a method to make silicone products using a 3D printer. The young company now plans to bring to market customised medical products such as hearing aids, breast prosthesis for breast cancer patients and eventually even artificial heart valves.

Innovation - Environment - 19.08.2019
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Innovative valve train saves 20% fuel
Internal combustion engines require valves to aspirate and discharge gases. Engine designers require a high degree of flexibility to improve efficiency, reduce pollutants and optimize the use of renewable fuels.

Innovation - 22.07.2019
EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles
EPFLoop races to third place in Los Angeles
Using similar propulsion technology, the Hyperloop pods developed by EPFL and ETH Zurich turned in a solid performance in Los Angeles: EPFLoop topped out at 238 km/h in the airless tube set up by SpaceX, while Swissloop peaked at 259km/h.

Innovation - 18.07.2019
EPFL startup develops innovative method for recycling PET
DePoly, a startup based at EPFL's Valais-Wallis campus, has developed a chemical-based method for recycling PET containers.

Life Sciences - Innovation - 16.07.2019
Evaluating the risks posed by synthetic biology
Last week, nearly 70 experts from around the world gathered at EPFL for a workshop on potential threats arising from synthetic biology.

Career - Innovation - 13.06.2019
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, a company founded by a team of USI researchers
Twitter acquires Fabula AI, a company founded by a team of USI researchers
The Fabula team at Twitter UK office. Left to right: Michael Bronstein, Fabrizio Frasca, Emanuele Rossi, Davide Eynard, Federico Monti, Damon Mannion (image: Stacey Conti).

Innovation - 11.06.2019
Building bridges
Building bridges
In its first two years, the BRIDGE funding programme has financed 81 projects at the interface of basic science and science-based innovation.

Innovation - 11.06.2019

Materials Science - Innovation - 07.06.2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
NEST receives Building Award 2019
For 13 years, the "bilding" foundation has been committed to promoting the next generation of engineers in the construction industry, which also includes the Building Award for remarkable and innovative engineering achievements in construction.

Business / Economics - Innovation - 06.06.2019

Innovation - Administration - 03.06.2019

Innovation - 31.05.2019
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Desalinating water in a greener and more economical way
Researchers at EPFL have developed a machine that turns seawater into drinking water in a more environmentally friendly and economical way than existing systems.

Innovation - Environment - 27.05.2019
ReMaP - Key to the energy systems of the future
Our energy system is changing: The permanent availability of energy in the right place at the right time is becoming more demanding. At the same time, digitalization offers us new tools for better controlling energy flows. A new joint energy research platform of ETH Zurich, the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) and Empa - ReMaP - aims at contributing to a better understanding of interconnected future energy systems.

Environment - Innovation - 13.05.2019
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts
Turning wastewater sludge into energy and mineral salts
A system developed by EPFL spin-off TreaTech can turn sludge from wastewater treatment plants into mineral salts - which could be used in fertilizer, for example - and biogas.

Physics - Innovation - 13.05.2019
In Granada, the European particle physics community prepares decisions for the future of the field
Geneva and Granada. The European particle physics community is meeting this week in Granada, Spain, to discuss the roadmap for the future of the discipline.
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