Innovation is key to the EPFL+ECAL Lab’s mission and signifies an extensive experience in collaboration with companies and academic institutes.
Collaboration in research allows industry partners to explore perspectives in new technologies within their sector of activity, and to define uses and principles of application.
The EPFL+ECAL Lab is careful to include an “ideas to impact” strategy in its projects – a strategy which covers the creation of novel concepts, functional plans for their realisation, testing amongst a target audience, and evaluation through communication. The results thus lead to concrete proposals accompanied by knowledge applicable on a larger scale. A pragmatic approach regarding intellectual property favours the rapid transfer of ideas to the market. Partner companies also benefit greatly from the EPFL+ECAL Lab’s visibility, as its work is often exhibited in prestigious institutes.
Numerous patrons, sponsors, foundations and institutes also offer their support for projects with social or cultural aims.