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Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 22.07.2019

Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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 / Technology - Pedagogy - 12.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 11.06.2019

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 06.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - Administration - 03.06.2019

Innovation / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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 / Technology - 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.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 02.05.2019
Moving people and technology
On 2 and 3 May 2020 ' exactly one year from now ' the Swiss Arena will open its doors for the next edition of the Cybathlon.

Innovation / Technology - Business / Economics - 01.05.2019

Microtechnics - Innovation / Technology - 18.04.2019
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik's robots to take the stage at the TED conference
Jamie Paik, the head of EPFL's Reconfigurable Robotics Lab, will present her reconfigurable robots at the TED2019 conference in Vancouver on 18 April.

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 17.04.2019
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
Top-notch research is the basis for a successful technology transfer
In such a highly competitive environment as scientific research, it is a good idea to ask yourself on a regular basis just how well you fare by international comparison. With this in mind, Empa conducted a peer review last October: eleven international experts from all of Empa's areas of activity scrutinized the institute's output in research and innovation and compared it with the rest of the world.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 12.04.2019

Health - Innovation / Technology - 12.04.2019

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 10.04.2019
Leveraging technologies to address major societal challenges
Leveraging technologies to address major societal challenges
Tech4Impact, founded in 2017, is EPFL's pioneering multi-stakeholder platform where students, researchers, large enterprises, NGOs and startups come together to enhance the university's social and environmental impact in the areas of education, research and innovation.

Innovation / Technology - Computer Science / Telecom - 08.04.2019

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation / Technology - 05.04.2019
How a startup plans to clean up space
How a startup plans to clean up space
Engineers working on the CleanSpace One project at EPFL's Space Center have come up with a way of capturing and destroying the space debris that has built up over 60 years of low-orbit activities. That team has now founded a startup, ClearSpace, to further develop and market the technology. Since 2012, engineers at EPFL's Space Center have been hard at work on a new junk-clearing satellite to capture debris orbiting the earth.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 18.03.2019

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 11.03.2019
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
Tove Larsen explains the toilet revolution
The latest urine-diverting toilet is being "officially" presented today at the ISH sanitation trade fair in Frankfurt.

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 11.03.2019
Turning buildings into energy producers
Turning buildings into energy producers
EPFL has become the coordinator of Be-Smart, an EU research project that aims to step up the deployment of building-integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) and cut their costs by 75% between now and 2030.

Event - Innovation / Technology - 08.03.2019

Innovation / Technology - Materials Science - 06.03.2019
A look into the future
What could the "gas station of the future" look like? What services does it offer? Which fuels can be filled up there and where do they come from? The Swiss Oil Industry Association (Erdöl-Vereinigun

Innovation / Technology - Social Sciences - 01.03.2019
Unleashing Big Data of the Past - Europe builds a Time Machine
Unleashing Big Data of the Past - Europe builds a Time Machine
The European Commission has chosen Time Machine as one of the six proposals retained for preparing large scale research initiatives to be strategically developed in the next decade.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 27.02.2019
Building digitally, living digitally
Building digitally, living digitally
DFAB HOUSE has officially opened today on the NEST building of Empa and Eawag in Dübendorf. It is the world's first inhabited "house" that was not only digitally planned, but also ' with the help of robots and 3D printers ' built largely digitally. The construction technologies were developed by ETH Zurich researchers in collaboration with industrial partners.

Materials Science - Innovation / Technology - 20.02.2019
Support through
Support through "BRIDGE Discovery"
Portable sensors that prevent injuries to skin and tissue should allow a patient to lie for an extended period of time: With this project, researchers from Empa and the University of Bern were successful in the current call for proposals for BRIDGE funding from the SNF and Innosuisse.

Innovation / Technology - Environment - 19.02.2019
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
New residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency
The solar panels developed by startup Insolight boast an impressive 29% yield - a record for the retail market. These systems, which have now been standardized for mass production, contain lenses that focus sunlight on tiny high-yield photovoltaic cells, employing what is a pioneering approach for the solar-power industry.

Innovation / Technology - Career - 14.02.2019
"The smart living lab is at a pivotal moment in its development"
EPFL's smart living lab, located on the Fribourg campus, is at a pivotal moment in its development. Martin Gonzenbach, the lab's new director of operations, tells us why.

Environment - Innovation / Technology - 12.02.2019
Optimizing energy flows
Optimizing energy flows
Interdisciplinary, interconnected and oriented towards a sustainable future: These words describe Kristina Orehounig just as aptly as they describe the Empa laboratory "Urban Energy Systems", which she is heading since February 2018. She has chosen an unusual path to her current scientific discipline - but that is precisely what she sees as an advantage in her day-to-day research.

Innovation / Technology - Career - 08.02.2019

Innovation / Technology - Career - 08.02.2019

Health - Innovation / Technology - 07.02.2019
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
Lunaphore, an EPFL spin-off, brings its first product to market
The first rapid screening test for cancer developed by EPFL spin-off Lunaphore is being released today.

Physics - Innovation / Technology - 04.02.2019
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
A new EPFL fund rewards nine open science ideas
The first call for proposal for the EPFL Open Science Fund attracted nearly 50 propositions. Nine projects were selected and will receive support to develop ideas fostering open and reproducible research on campus, and beyond. In September 2018, EPFL President Martin Vetterli announced the creation of the Open Science Fund to support the best ideas from everyone on campus with a total of CHF 3 Mio over the period 2019-2021.

Health - Innovation / Technology - 29.01.2019
Implants from the 3D printer
3D printing is finding its way into industrial manufacturing. This technology and the increasing digitalization of design and manufacturing processes - keyword "Industry 4.0" - will also play a central role in medical technology in the future. A new technology transfer centre in the canton of Solothurn will help to transfer know-how from science to industry - and at the same time accelerate research.

Innovation / Technology - Astronomy / Space Science - 23.01.2019

Administration - Innovation / Technology - 21.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - 11.01.2019
EPFL drones draw crowds in Las Vegas
EPFL drones draw crowds in Las Vegas
This week, four EPFL-designed drones are being shown in the Swiss Pavilion at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Innovation / Technology - 10.01.2019

Innovation / Technology - Career - 07.01.2019
Eleven EPFL startups in Las Vegas
Eleven EPFL startups in Las Vegas
This week, eleven EPFL startups are in Las Vegas to tout their technologies at the Consumer Electronics Show, one of the largest events of its kind.

Innovation / Technology - Health - 04.01.2019
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