Demos and talks on interdisciplinary research and its societal impacts - CROSS projects 2020-2021


Event details

Date 16.09.2021
Hour 13:1517:00
Speaker Béla Kapossy (Dean of CDH and Director of CROSS), Karl Aberer, Anita Auer, Jérôme Baudry, François Bavaud, Marie-Hélène Côté, Dieter Dietz, Simon Dumas, Ambrogio Fasoli, Yumeng Hou, Lucia Jalon, Frédéric Kaplan, Alain Kaufmann, Isabella Di Lenardo, Fabian Moss, Davide Picca, Michael Piotrowski, Elena Simonato, Daniela Anke Tresch, Robert West, Aris Xanthos
Modération: Anne Laure Gannac et Nic Ulmi
Category Conferences - Seminars
Event Language French, English
The Collaborative Research on Science and Society (CROSS) Program encourages interdisciplinary projects that deal with current issues in society and technology, and that are carried out as a collaboration between researchers from EPFL and the University of Lausanne (UNIL).

Each year, up to six projects are financially supported by the CROSS program. These proposals bring together specialists in the humanities and social sciences on the one hand, and specialists in the life sciences, natural sciences or engineering sciences on the other.

CROSS is a springboard for interdisciplinary projects. With this financial support of up to 60,000 CHF per project, researchers can test a one-year collaboration on a research topic uniting EPFL and UNIL.

This afternoon of demos and discussions will allow participants to investigate such questions as:
  • What are the opportunities and challenges of interdisciplinary research?
  • How does a research project involving UNIL and EPFL teams work?
  • Is the CROSS grant a truly enabler of research-society linkages?
This event is open to all interested upon registration.

13:15 - Introduction and welcome by Béla Kapossy (Dean of CDH and Director of CROSS)

13:30 - Round tables with CROSS researchers:
  1. Societal impact of CROSS research” (room BS-160)
    With: Anita Auer, Simon Dumas, Lucia Jalon, Frédéric Kaplan and Elena Simonato
    Moderated by Anne-Laure Gannac, CDH journalist
  2. Interdisciplinary research experience: challenges & opportunities” (room BS-170)
    With: Jérôme Baudry, Marie-Hélène Côté, Dieter Dietz, Michael Piotrowski, Daniela Anke Tresch and Aris Xanthos
    Moderated by Nic Ulmi, dhCenter journalist
14:20 - CROSS projects short demonstrations (proof of concept, methodological breakthroughs, prototypes)
  1. Yumeng Hou and Davide Picca
  2. Robert West
  3. Fabian Moss and François Bavaud
  4. Isabella Di Lenardo and Marie-Hélène Côte
  5. Karl Aberer
    Moderated by Anne Laure Gannac, CDH journalist
15:30 - Coffee break

15:50 - Institutional, scientific, and evidence-based aspects of interdisciplinary research:
  • Talk with:
  • Ambrogio Fasoli, AVP Research EPFL, member of CROSS scientific committee
  • Alain Kaufmann, Director of UNIL ColLaboratoire, member of CROSS scientific committe
    Moderated by Nic Ulmi, dhCenter journalist
16:40 - Aperitif

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Practical information

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  • College of Humanities


  • Christine Farget


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