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Innovation - Environment - 17.05.2022

Innovation - Health - 17.05.2022
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Swiss Science celebrates Hansjörg Wyss
Successful research does not happen in a vacuum - it needs a lot of money and resources. In addition to governmental funding, generous donors are of central importance for the Swiss research ecosystem.

Event - Innovation - 12.05.2022

Health - Innovation - 11.05.2022
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Exoskeleton device helps stroke victims regain hand function
Working closely with users and therapists, EPFL spin-off Emovo Care has developed a light and easy-to-attach hand exoskeleton for people unable to grasp objects following a stroke or accident.

Research Management - Innovation - 28.04.2022

Pedagogy - Innovation - 28.04.2022
Innovative application helps students learn to write
Innovative application helps students learn to write
EPFL startup School Rebound has developed a revolutionary application that uses artificial intelligence to help students improve their handwriting in a fun and personalized way.

Innovation - Materials Science - 25.04.2022
Focus on people
Focus on people
Empa's Annual Report 2021 leads you on a gripping journey through the world of research and innovation; you may be surprised at how broad the term "applied research" is defined at Empa.

Innovation - Materials Science - 20.04.2022

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 20.04.2022

Environment - Innovation - 11.04.2022
'CO2 must be fairly priced'
’CO2 must be fairly priced’
Empa is working intensively on solutions to reach the climate targets and is starting on its own doorstep.

Computer Science - Innovation - 11.04.2022

Environment - Innovation - 08.04.2022
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
Sustainable development of urban sewage systems
The sewage system in Switzerland is very effective, one of the best in the world, but it is also highly costly and resource-intense.

Health - Innovation - 24.03.2022
AI enables personalized treatment of heart muscle inflammation
A research team from the University of Bern and Inselspital, University Hospital Bern is investigating and developing innovative approaches that will enable personalized diagnosis and treatment of myocarditis.

Astronomy / Space Science - Innovation - 24.03.2022
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
EPFL developed tech makes it to the International Space Station
The U.S. start-up Cryptosat has taken the EPFL developed Drand protocol, the internet's first production grade, publicly verifiable randomness beacon, into space for an historic experiment.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 16.03.2022

Innovation - Research Management - 15.03.2022

Innovation - 08.03.2022
Better results through equal opportunities
Better results through equal opportunities
Empa has been committed to creating equal opportunities for women and men for several decades.

Innovation - Campus - 03.03.2022
Las Vegas breakthrough
Las Vegas breakthrough
Ultra-fast capsules in vacuum tubes: All around the world, companies and research institutes are working on "Hyperloop" concepts.

Materials Science - Innovation - 23.02.2022

Computer Science - Innovation - 10.02.2022
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
Using images and artificial intelligence to inspect bridges
EPFL startup SwissInspect has developed a novel bridge-inspection system that combines structural engineering with drone technology, artificial intelligence and computer vision.

Materials Science - Innovation - 08.02.2022
Building lean pays off
Building lean pays off
Super-insulating materials such as aerogels are expensive. At the same time, they offer a powerful advantage: the thinner the insulation of a building, the larger its usable area.

Innovation - Research Management - 08.02.2022
Stick to Science Initiative: Call for open collaboration
Research and Innovation community urges European leaders to take action on Horizon Europe.

Computer Science - Innovation - 07.02.2022
'Planet Digital': Digital research and design join forces
’Planet Digital’: Digital research and design join forces
Self-learning algorithms, rare earths, and robots bestowing blessings: In the exhibition "Planet Digital", mounted by the University of Zurich and the Museum für Gestaltung Zürich, innovative research teams meet up with creative minds from the fields of design and art.

Innovation - Architecture - 11.01.2022

Health - Innovation - 20.12.2021
KSB and PSI forge a common research path
KSB and PSI forge a common research path
Kantonsspital Baden (KSB) and the Paul Scherrer Institute PSI in Villigen are following the same research paths, which they have confirmed by signing a new cooperation agreement.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 17.12.2021

Innovation - Campus - 15.12.2021
Las Vegas breakthrough
Las Vegas breakthrough
Ultra-fast capsules in vacuum tubes: All around the world, companies and research institutes are working on "Hyperloop" concepts.

Materials Science - Innovation - 15.12.2021
Building lean pays off
Building lean pays off
Super-insulating materials such as aerogels are expensive. At the same time, they offer a powerful advantage: the thinner the insulation of a building, the larger its usable area.

Innovation - 14.12.2021
Always on the move
We live in moving times. And quite literally: Mobility, both of people and goods, has probably never been greater than in our globalized present - apart from the restrictions imposed by Corona, of course.

Environment - Innovation - 11.12.2021
'CO2 must be fairly priced'
’CO2 must be fairly priced’
Empa is working intensively on solutions to reach the climate targets and is starting on its own doorstep.

Administration - Innovation - 10.12.2021
Federal Council intends to increase Swiss support for CERN projects
Switzerland must promote CERN's long-term development potential, particularly in terms of spatial planning, which has prompted the Federal Council to initiate work on a federal sectoral plan focusing on CERN projects.

Innovation - Environment - 09.12.2021
A postdoc program to train sustainability-oriented leaders
EPFL's newest postdoc fellowship program - EPFLeaders4impact - will fund innovative research projects that address the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.

Health - Innovation - 06.12.2021

Innovation - Pedagogy - 26.11.2021
EPFL and ETH Zurich launch their first joint doctoral programme
EPFL and ETH Zurich launch their first joint doctoral programme
Switzerland's two federal institutes of technology have teamed up to offer a new joint doctoral programme in the learning sciences.

Innovation - Campus - 25.11.2021
A new boost for the data highway
A new boost for the data highway
Increasingly large amounts of data are being sent back and forth around the world. To ensure that this exchange continues to function smoothly, new solutions are needed at the interfaces between chips and optical fibres.

Innovation - Physics - 23.11.2021
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Accurate analysis of 3D-printed components
Together with scientists from the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI), X-ray specialists from Empa are now providing their industrial partners with access to state-of-the-art material analysis of 3D-printed work pieces and components.

Health - Innovation - 17.11.2021
EPFL Part of New Alliance for Equal Access to Dialysis Therapy
The dire need of dialysis therapies in lowand middle-income countries has prompted the creation of an interdisciplinary and international alliance that brings together experts from key organizations including EPFL.

Environment - Innovation - 16.11.2021
'We need a smart innovation policy'
’We need a smart innovation policy’
How can we decarbonise our economy by 2050? ETH Zurich Professor Tobias Schmidt argues that the answer lies in a radical technological transformation.

Administration - Innovation - 12.11.2021

Computer Science - Innovation - 09.11.2021
Achieving razor-sharp vision in the metaverse
Thanks to the enhanced light-field technology developed by EPFL spin-off Creal, augmented-reality and virtual-reality images appear increasingly life-like with less strain on users' eyes.
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