EssentialLab is a place for research and design of essential technologies, adapted to the context of developing countries. It is a place for dynamic exchanges stimulating innovation which arises from transdisciplinary collaborations on aspects related to technologies, socio-economic contexts and deployment strategies, in line with EssentialTech’s methodology. It is also the place where EssentialTech’s projects are coordinated and managed.

Lab Facilities

Climate Chamber

Our laboratory includes a climate room in which we simulate the behaviour of different components subjected to extreme humid and heat conditions.

Coffee Machine

Our Italian colleague says that we have the best coffee at EPFL.

3d Printer

A 3d printer is used for fast prototyping.


A workshop with common tools is avaiable for prototyping.