Essential Tech Center


Sustainably feeding 10 billion people in 2050: A multidisciplinary science & innovation agenda for agrifood systems transformation

Posted on 2023-05-30


June 1, 14:30-16:30, EPFL Auditorium MED 0 1418 

Talk & roundtable, followed by an apéritif

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Safe Aid: Protecting privacy in humanitarian operations

Posted on 2023-05-26

By  Tanya Petersen

EPFL researchers have worked with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to develop a first of its kind, digital system to support humanitarian aid distribution. The design uses tokens to decentralize the storage and processing of recipients information, reducing the risk of harm, and uses advanced cryptography to enable accountability.


A thematic day uniting sustainability, science and technology

Posted on 2023-05-16

By Education Outreach Department

Science, technology, and sustainable development are intrinsically linked areas and have an even stronger impact when taking an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach. Finding context specific solutions requires a subtle balance of these areas and approaches. Strengthening an open mindset is key to achieving that and is urgently needed to shift the needle towards a more sustainable world. How can we take the youth of today on a journey to embracing this and creating a better world for tomorrow?


PeaceTech Alliance leverages interdisciplinarity to build peace

Posted on 2023-05-03

By Sheena Kennedy

EPFL, the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), the Geneva Graduate Institute and the Geneva Peacebuilding Platform have announced the launch of a PeaceTech Alliance. It will enable collaboration on a range of Peace-to-Tech and Tech-to-Peace initiatives to contribute to the global peace agenda.


EiR: Return to Tanzania and next steps of entrepreneurship journey

Posted on 2023-02-14

By Rehema Saadan

Having left behind the December snow in Switzerland, we – the six participants in the Engineers in Residence program – have returned to the sunny skies and greenery of our homeland, Tanzania. We brought with us new toolkits of engineering and business skills, and even stronger ambitions to have an impact on the provision of healthcare in our country. 

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