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Videos

Videos

Tanzanian-Swiss Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Tanzanian-Swiss Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

Essential life-saving care: Warmth and oxygen for newborns

Essential life-saving care: Warmth and oxygen for newborns

Présentation de Kay Nou TeK

Présentation de Kay Nou TeK

Presentation of Kay Nou Tek project in Haiti.

The project has created a digital production centre adapted to the Haitian context. It offers training videos, in particular for education and distance training for construction projects, mostly in Haitian Creole.

Interview from Dukascopy TV

Interview from Dukascopy TV

Made for the rest and good for the west!

Interview by Yelena Ganshof van der Meersch.Learn the story behind ‘essential technologies’ and the first fully transparent surgical mask, from our director, Klaus Schonenberger.

Oka Taxi

Oka Taxi

Oka Taxi gave more than 200 smiles to Mozambique in the year 2019.

This is a taxi which not only boosts the local economy but also provides free ambulance services to all the pregnant women in the nothern Mozambique.

Hello Mask

Hello Mask

The aim of the Hello Mask project is to develop a transparent mask that would allow patients to see the faces of their carers and visitors. By establishing less stressful relationships with the people around them in the hospital, young patients’ overall condition could be significantly improved.

Apart from being used in our hospitals, this type of mask could also be used in other parts of the world where there are conflicts or epidemics like the Ebola virus, which needed carers to cover their face and body completely when approaching patients.

GlobalO2

GlobalO2

Healthcare facilities in low- and middle-income countries suffer from chronic shortages of medical oxygen, resulting in more than 2 000 children dying every day from pneumonia.

What can we do to make oxygen available for children in rural Africa?

GlobalO2 is moving closer to achieving this goal.

Humanitarian Action

Humanitarian Action

Resulting of a partnership between the International Committee of the Red-Cross (ICRC) and EPFL, the Humanitarian Tech Hub has been designed for humanitarian actors, researchers and other players willing to mobilize cutting edge research to address today’s humanitarian challenges.

EssentialTech Centre

EssentialTech Centre

EssentialTech Centre is attached to the Vice Presidency for Research of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). Its goal is to develop essential technologies that have the potential to reduce poverty and vulnerability. Its approach combines technology development with the elaboration of innovative business models for a sustainable and large-scale impact.MOINS

EssentialTalk

EssentialTalk

Technology Innovation for Development and Humanitarian Action

How Science and Technology can be harnessed to support development and humanitarian action.

EssentialTech Centre

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