Who we are

Founded in 2007, the EPFL+ECAL Lab is part of the EPFL Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, one of the top two research universities in mainland Europe (QS Ranking 2022). The lab’s mission is to perform innovation, education and research through design practice with emerging technologies.


Inside the Lab
The EPFL+ECAL Lab (image © EPFL+ECAL Lab / Daniela&Tonatiuh)

Projects target diverse critical challenges in fields including health, media, trust and security, heritage and museology, immersive technologies, food and sustainability.

The context

EPFL Campus
The EPFL campus (image © EPFL/Jamani Caillet)
ECAL Building
The ECAL building (image © ECAL/Younès Klouche)

All projects led by the EPFL+ECAL Lab are developed by our team in our studio space in Renens. Though not open to the public on a daily basis, you can visit the EPFL+ECAL Lab during different in-house events and exhibitions throughout the year and discover our research work and latest prototypes. Follow our news, join us on social media or subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated about the next open visits.