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EPFL’s role in humanitarian aid: an interview with EPFL President Prof.Martin Vetterli

We spoke with EPFL President Martin Vetterli about the new Engineering Humanitarian Aid initiative – a joint program bringing together EPFL, ETH Zurich and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) to put engineering know-how at the service of humanitarian aid.

EPFL, ETH Zurich and the ICRC leverage science and technology to address Humanitarian Challenges

Following the official launch of the Engineering Humanitarian Aid partnership, EPFL’s Humanitarian Tech Hub is proud to announce that six research projects have been awarded, including two that will be implemented by EPFL research teams and 2 in collaboration with ETH Zurich.

Webinar at Convention on Cluster Munitions

How Science and Technology contribute to sustainable development, humanitarian action and peace promotion. Speakers : Dr. Klaus Schonenberger Gregory Huot Dr Solomzi Makohliso  Dr Mariazel Maqueda-Lopez Dr Gregoire Castella  

Brochure 2020

EssentialTech Centre releases their latest brochure. Check it out!

EPFL at 2RC

EPFL at 2RC Teaming up with the Convention on Cluster Munitions‘ 10 year anniversary conference, we’re proud to present the work that EPFL has been doing to bring positive change through science and technology in low-resource and conflict-affected settings. Read...

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...

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.

HelloMask – Storytelling

First fully transparent mask

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