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CODEV Annual Report 2014

24.06.2015 Dear Reader,

Our 2014 Annual Report is here and so is summer! Take a look to see what CODEV has accomplished in the field of cooperation and development.

Also included in this newsletter is an update of our latest activities. Don’t forget you can also follow us on Facebook, Linkedin, YouTube, Twitter and Flickr!

One of the highlights of early 2015 was the unveiling of the prototype GLOBALdiagnostiX, a High-Tech Low-Cost Medical Imaging System Designed for the Global South. A photo-exhibition on the Challenges of Medical Technologies in Africa was also presented at the Rolex Learning Center, EPFL.

Don’t forget to save the date for our next UNESCO Conference in Technologies for Development (Tech4Dev 2016) which will take place from May 2-4 2016 at the Swiss Tech Convention Center!

As always, we are available to answer all your questions at [email protected]. And should you have a great idea, we would love to hear from you…

We wish you a great summer
The CODEV Team


CODEV 2014 Annual Report

— Our 2014 activity report is here and so is summer! A big thank you to our partners for their continued and much appreciated support.


Finally, X-ray imaging within the reach of developing countries

— Two thirds of humankind do not have access to radiography, essential to the practice of modern medicine. On March 9th in Lausanne (Switzerland), EPFL and its partners presented GlobalDiagnostiX, a high-tech device ten times cheaper when considering existing pieces of equipment together with their maintenance costs, and specifically designed for developing countries. Famous economist Jeffrey Sachs is enthusiastic about this project!


2015-16 Call for FLASH Research Projects with Brazil

— Leading House Mandate - for the current phase covering 2013-2016, the SERI has entrusted EPFL with the task of expanding the existing scientific collaboration with Brazil, to implement new funding instruments.


Urban development in Serbia

— CODEV receives a SCOPES «Scientific co-operation between Eastern Europe and Switzerland » (SNSF – SDC) funding to extend its research in Central Eastern European Countries CEE through a 3-year institutional partnership with Serbian Institute for Architecture, Urban & Spatial Planning (IAUS).


Book Release - Technologies for Development: What is Essential?

— The Cooperation and Development Centre (CODEV) at EPFL is pleased to announce the release of its new book Technologies for Development: What is Essential?


New article on the results of Info4Dourou 2.0 project

— The article presents the results of the Info4Dourou2.0 project after testing for a 3-year period (2012-2014) an innovative water management system for dryland irrigation agriculture in Burkina Faso.


CODEV EssentialTalk with WIPO

— Why Does Intellectual Property Matter? Technologies for Development in Emerging Economies.


CODEV Seed Money Call 2015 : 8 projects selected

— The possibility to carry out applied research that has a positive impact on sustainable development and to encourage capacity development in the concerned countries inspires researchers to engage in North-South scientific cooperation.


The winners of the AIT Innovation Grant Award 2015 are...

— Endre Horvath (Swoxid) Ulrike Kettenberger (ZolidBone) Wiktor Lisowski (BioSemic)

Author: Corinne Waridel
Source: Cooperation