Gold Rush


Event details

Date 22.04.2024 17.05.2024
Hour 10:0016:00
Category Exhibitions
Event Language English

Did you know that you certainly have some gold in your pocket? The value of gold lost in electronic waste is estimated at over 10 billion euros a year. In your smartphone, That may not sound like much, but a ton of iPhones contains between 50 and 300 times more gold than a ton of gold ore.

So, are you ready to take part in this collective quest? Follow the gold particles on the ground and try your hand at this 5-station arcade-style game experience.

Help us make a positive impact on the environment and our planet by scanning, dismantling, dissolving, collecting and weighing your treasure. At the end of these steps, you'll have to answer a quiz to finally get your reward: a beautiful digital gold nugget. The more information you collect, the bigger your nugget
the bigger and brighter your nugget!

Win Golden Prizes!

  • Real Golden ingots (up to 10g of recycled gold)
  • Chocolate Golden ingots
  • Point Smart reduction
Play the Gold Rush game and sign up with your EPFL mail address. Drawing of lots will be held on Tuesday 21st of May at 12pm.

Practical information

  • General public
  • Free


  • Prof. Wendy Queen & Dr. Mirko Bischofberger with EPFL Sustainability