Essential Tech Center

Science & technology in vulnerable contexts. Exploring the next decade. 10+10

Help shape EssentialTech’s future impact. Exclusive workshop at EPFL’s Bois Chamblard Estate.

For 10 years, the EPFL EssentialTech Centre has harnessed science and technology to drive sustainable development, humanitarian action and peace. Now, as we celebrate this milestone anniversary we are looking forward – asking the question, where and how can we have the greatest impact in the next 10 years?

By taking part in this invitation-only workshop, you have the opportunity to help us begin to shape the answer and our ambition for the next 10 years. Together with a most diverse group of about 20 individuals, you will help us identify emerging trends in our social fabric and better understand the role of science and technology in vulnerable contexts. 

A brief overview of the 1-day workshop:

  • Brainstorming, sharing
  • Thematic group work
  • Plenary sessions
  • Discussing approach to the future
  • Wrap-up, evaluation, next steps

A light breakfast, lunch and cocktail hour will be included.

The event will be held at EPFL’s exceptional Bois Chamblard Estate, nestled in a 60,000m2 preserve of nature on the shore of Lake Geneva. It is located in the bucolic village of Buchillon, halfway between Lausanne and Geneva.

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Are your ready for this stimulating day? Please fill out the form below to confirm your place on our guest list.

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Bois Chamblard Estate
EssentialTech Centre

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Mailing address:
Station 10
1015 Lausanne (Switzerland)
Physical address:
EPFL Lausanne Campus
CM 2-303
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