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Innovation - 29.05.2012
Graetzel cells are implanted in a keyboard
Graetzel cells are implanted in a keyboard
Dye solar cells (DSSC) from EPFL enter the public market. Logitech chose this technology to power its new flagship product.

Innovation - 23.05.2012
Texting Made Possible for the Illiterate
Texting Made Possible for the Illiterate
People incapable of reading and writing will have access to text messages from now on. A system using vocal synthesis, icons and management allows people to send and read text messages by those normally unable to read and write.

Innovation - Computer Science - 09.05.2012
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science
New phase of CERN openlab to tackle exascale IT challenges for science Geneva, 9 May 2012. The fourth phase of CERN openlab was officially launched during a meeting of its board of sponsors taking place at CERN 1 on 8 and 9 May.

Innovation - Career - 01.05.2012
Switzerland and South Africa step up cooperation on science
Bern, 01.05.2012 - A high-level Swiss delegation led by the State Secretariat for Education and Research (SER) arrived in South Africa last week and met their counterparts from the Sout

Health - Innovation - 27.04.2012
Two million Swiss francs for an allergy-detecting device
Abionic, an EPFL spin-off, has just brought its first round of financing to a close and was selected yesterday by Red Herring as one of Europe's 100 most innovative companies.

Physics - Innovation - 27.04.2012
Retention of radioactive iodine in serious NPP accidents
Retention of radioactive iodine in serious NPP accidents
The Paul Scherrer Institute and industrial company CCI AG have signed a licencing agreement for iodine filtration processes In the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan last year, the radioactive compounds that escaped from the plant caused both human and environmental damage.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 23.04.2012

Innovation - Health - 16.04.2012
Two Start-ups at EPFL Raise 14 Million Francs
A series of successes for EPFL start-ups. By the end of a successful round of financing, two new businesses founded in the Science Park of the School, Kandou and Aleva, had raised, respectively, 10 and 4 million francs.

Health - Innovation - 02.04.2012
Extending the Hands of the Endoscopic Surgeon
Extending the Hands of the Endoscopic Surgeon
More precision and less cost for endoscopic surgeries: the tool developed by DistalMotion, a spin-off of the EPFL, will allow surgeons to reproduce their exact movements.

Innovation - 27.03.2012
The LASEC lab and Idiap beat to the rhythm of a new common project
The LASEC lab and Idiap beat to the rhythm of a new common project
IDIAP announced the start this month of the Biometrics Evaluation and Testing (BEAT) project funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) with the EPFL as a full partner, through the Security and Cryptography Laboratory (LASEC) of Vaudenay.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 20.03.2012
Roche files definitive proxy statement
Roche files definitive proxy statement Letter urges Illumina shareholders to tender shares into Roche's offer and vote the GOLD proxy card Roche today announced that it filed its definitive proxy statement and sent a letter to shareholders of Illumina, Inc.

Innovation - Physics - 09.03.2012
A major contract has been signed for the supply of solar panels derived from CERN technology
Geneva, 9 March 2011. At Geneva International Airport today SRB Energy delivered the first of the solar panels that will form one of the largest solar energy systems of Switzerland.

Innovation - Computer Science - 01.03.2012

Innovation - Administration - 22.02.2012
CHF 26 billion for the promotion of educa-tion, research and innovation
Bern, 22.02.2012 - The Federal Council Dispatch on the Promotion of Education, Research and Innova-tion (ERI) for 2013-2016 has been submitted to the Swiss Parliament.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 10.02.2012
"You have to go global, and right from the start."
How do you go about setting up a business? Hervé Lebret, start-up specialist and head of the Innogrant program at EPFL, answers a few questions.

Innovation - 09.02.2012
Scientists vs. Engineers
Scientists vs. Engineers
Inventors with which type of education generate broader patents? Scientists or Engineers? Marc Gruber's latest paper to be published in Management Science explores the issue. Abstract: Building on the seminal work of Allen (1977), we contribute to the emerging micro-level theory of knowledge recombination by examining how individual-level characteristics of inventors affect the breadth of their technological recombinations.

Innovation - Administration - 03.02.2012
A toolbox for creating your start-up!
Are you a student, doctoral, post-doctoral, with a diploma from EPFL, from the University of Lausanne, or from any other Swiss university? If you dream of launching your own company, or if you want to get your project off the ground, we give you a hand-up over six months or in only 54 hours.

Health - Innovation - 30.01.2012
Making the Most of Your CT-Scan
X-ray photography has been used for decades for medical purposes. Now, scientists have found new ways of obtaining precise and comprehensive data from x-ray computer tomography.

Computer Science - Innovation - 18.01.2012
3 new IC Professors elevated to IEEE Fellows in 2012
3 new IC Professors elevated to IEEE Fellows in 2012
Babak Falsafi, Pascal Fua and Emre Telatar have been elevated to IEEE Fellows this year. This brings the number of IC professors who are IEEE Fellows to ten, a quarter of the faculty.

Innovation - Economics / Business - 11.01.2012
2011: A successful year for spin-offs
Once again, a positive trend in setting up new companies — last year, employees and graduates of ETH Zurich founded 22 spin-offs.

Innovation - 11.01.2012

Economics / Business - Innovation - 10.01.2012
Keeping the supply chain moving smoothly
Too much, or… too little! Many companies need to work on improving their supply chains. EPFL researchers have analyzed the best strategies and proven that good supply chain coordination can result in significant savings.

Innovation - 15.12.2011
Studying the European innovation potential
Studying the European innovation potential
Dominique Foray will share his expertise in the "Innovation for Growth" group to support the Europe 2020 strategy.

Innovation - 14.12.2011
Playing and Making Location Based Learning Games
Talk by Eric Klopfer, professor at MIT January 27th 2012, 10:00, room BC 410 ABSTRACT: Playing and Making Location Based Learning Games - Over the last ten years, The Education Arcade @ MIT has been working on location-based "Augmented Reality" learning games.

Innovation - Electroengineering - 30.11.2011
30% more efficient solar thermal power plants
30% more efficient solar thermal power plants
The efficiency of solar thermal power plants is improved by more than 30% thanks to the combination of two technologies.

Innovation - Electroengineering - 23.11.2011
The impending revolution of low-power quantum computers
The impending revolution of low-power quantum computers
Electronics could be 100 times less energy-hungry thanks to a quantum phenomenon known as the tunnel effect - by 2017 in consumer electronics By 2017, quantum physics will help reduce the energy consumption of our computers and cellular phones by up to a factor of 100. For research and industry, the power consumption of transistors is a key issue.

Innovation - 17.11.2011
How strong values of innovators allow them to listen to the market
How strong values of innovators allow them to listen to the market
Chris Tucci ed at the University of Melbourne How to make radical product development happen within the firm?

Physics - Innovation - 16.11.2011
CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade
CERN has 2020 vision for LHC upgrade Geneva, 16 November 2011.

Economics / Business - Innovation - 14.11.2011

Innovation - 20.10.2011

Event - Innovation - 13.10.2011
Better energy management for Big Science
Lund, 13 October 2011. For the first time, international experts on energy and representatives from large-scale laboratories are getting together to explore new ideas on energy management, identify best practices and implement ways of effective collaboration.

Innovation - 03.10.2011
New Publication in Organization Science
New Publication in Organization Science
Marc Gruber's recent paper entitled "Escaping the Prior Knowledge Corridor: What shapes the Number and Variety of Market Opportunities identified before Market Entry of Technology Start-ups?" (with. I.C. MacMillan, J. Thompson) has been accepted for publication in Organization Science.

Innovation - Health - 03.10.2011
Saving Energy with the ,,Internet of Things"
Pacific Controls and the Vienna University of Technology are developing an "internet of things". Automatic communication between electronic devices and infrastructures can save money and energy.

Innovation - 28.09.2011
Nissan teams up with EPFL for futurist car interfaces
Nissan teams up with EPFL for futurist car interfaces
After scanning the thought patterns of its driver, the car of tomorrow will be able to predict its next move.

Innovation - Environment - 25.07.2011
Modeling electricity markets: a challenge for the future
Modeling electricity markets: a challenge for the future
A research platform partially funded by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy has been established at EPFL.

Environment - Innovation - 22.06.2011

Transport - Innovation - 21.06.2011
Red Light, Green Light - Automated Driving Takes The Wheel
Today, at the HAVEit Final Event, 17 partners from the European automotive industry and scientific community, including EPFL, are set to demonstrate the highly automated future of driving.

Innovation - 20.06.2011
Augmented reality in smartphone
Augmented reality in smartphone
Imagine you're in a museum, and you can point your smartphone camera to a painting or an object in an exhibit and instantly get additional information about what you're looking at.

Health - Innovation - 19.05.2011
Novartis welcomes endorsement of Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework at World Health Assembly
Framework aims to improve effectiveness of responses to future pandemics and outlines principles for influenza virus and benefit-sharing Novartis reiterates commitment to global pandemic preparedness

Innovation - 13.05.2011
The future of regions in Europe hinges on Smart Specialisation?
The future of regions in Europe hinges on Smart Specialisation?
How can regions be helped in recognizing their advantages and in putting forward their own strategies? Researchers from EPFL have developed a tool that will help them to develop a different kind of economy.

Health - Innovation - 10.05.2011
Designing medical devices for developing countries
Designing medical devices for developing countries
EssentialMed, a start-up based at EPFL's science park, has as its mission the development of medical devices specially designed for poorer countries.
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