EPFL Call for Solutions4Sustainability


Event details

Date 15.01.2023
Category Call for proposal

EPFL's mission is to respond through its research to major societal challenges. This is why it has a duty to develop science-based engineering solutions to address the climate crisis and ensure a sustainable world. It has therefore decided to allocate significant funding for a new initiative called Solutions4Sustainability.
The call for proposals will be launched by the end of October 2022 and will close on Sunday, 15 January 2023 at 23:59 CET.
The initiative aims at developing sustainable solutions for reducing our energy dependence and carbon footprint as well as leveraging EPFL’s capabilities in research and innovation around Green Energy, Storage and Sustainability (GESS) and Carbon capture, Usage and Storage to create an excellence area with demonstrators on our Campus and solutions ready for scale-up.

The objective is to identify by early 2023:

  • up to ten short-term and mid-term projects that could significantly reduce CO2 footprint, in particular of the EPFL Campus. These projects are envisaged to span 1-2 years with an implementation by the end of 2024.
  • up to two ambitious mission-oriented projects whose feasibility and large scale deployment for societal use should be demonstrated by 2027. These projects are envisaged to last 6 years with 2 phases of 3 years.

The call for proposals will be open to the entire EPFL community (faculty, researchers, collaborators, students). Each proposal will have to involve at least one faculty member from EPFL.

If you are interested, we encourage you to start exploring potential projects and collaborations, as there may be limited time once the call is launched.

As a complementary action, in order to involve the student community, an Energy/Sustainability Hackathon will be organized to generate concrete, everyday actions towards a sustainable future. It will take place during the winter – stay tuned for more information.

We look forward to having as many of you as possible involved in these initiatives, so that we can tackle these challenges together as a community.

Link to the call webpage: https://go.epfl.ch/solutions4sustainability