IDEAS Seminar | 07 October 2015

Stefan RAMPONI will be the speaker of the next IDEAS Seminar, entitled "Intelligent lighting design : how can lighting simultaneously improve business performance and our well-being ?". It will take place on Wednesday 07 October 2015 at 12:30 pm in the IDEAS space (LE Building).

Lighting is experiencing today its second copernican revolution : 136 years after the discovery of the incandenscent filament bulb, lighting becomes digital. This revolution opens a new era where lighting not only becomes much more energy efficient but also can adapt to almost any constraints. But what good is this revolutionary technology if our understanding of lighting remains stuck in the 20th century ? Intelligent lighting design is the bridge from analog to digital lighting.

Graduated as IT engineer, Stefan Ramponi starts its professinal life in the Consumer Goods business where he works on optimizing product design to cost. In 2004, he joins the lighting market, in charge of business development for lamps and fixtures. After having thouroughly analysed this market, he realizes that something is missing : due to the traditional structure of the market, there is no link between available technologies and end-user requirements. In 2010, he decides to found ILICO - Intelligent LIghting COmpany to create the missing bridge between those two worlds.

The axis Integrated Design, Architecture and Sustainability (IDEAS) is a joint initiative of both the Interdisciplinary Laboratory of Performance-Integrated Design (LIPID) and Laboratory of Architecture and Sustainable Technologies (LAST) of the ENAC School at EPFL. It aims to address an increased integration of the various issues related to sustainable architecture within the framework of the Master Cycle in Architecture, Civil and Environmental Engineering, as well as the Doctoral program Architecture & Science of the city (EDAR).

A light lunch will be served during the presentation. For logistic aspects, please let Joëlle Eaves know of your participation before Monday 05 October noon.