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18.12.2015

HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND ALL THE BEST IN 2016 !!

Dear Reader,

2015 was another exciting year for CODEV!

The first spin-off of CODEV’s EssentialTech program was officially created in December 2015!
The company aims to provide sustainable and universal access to essential medical technologies that are desperately needed in the Global South.

CODEV represented EPFL at the United Nations!
Dr. Silvia Hostettler, Deputy Director of CODEV had the honor of being invited to give a presentation on technologies for development at the United Nations in New York on 8th of July 2015. The Conference “Technology for Sustainable Development” was attended by over 800 people and brought together some of the world’s leading universities in the field of technological innovation for sustainable development.

PhD candidate Maria Fernanda Lonardoni received the special distinction from the selection committee for her thesis "Within the limits and opportunities of informal rental housing: Tenants and livelihood in Brazilian favelas" directed by CODEV Director Prof. J.-C. Bolay and Prof. M. I. Sugai.

Turning our eyes to 2016…we hope to see you on campus at our UNESCO Conference in Technologies for Development 2-4 May at the Swiss Tech Convention Center! It is a unique multidisciplinary platform for technological innovation bringing together over 400 participants from 60 countries.

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We wish you a relaxing and inspiring holiday season and are looking forward to seeing you in May 2016!

Your CODEV team



 

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Pristem: EssentialTech's first spin-off

— The first spin-off of CODEV’s EssentialTech program was officially created in December 2015.

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CODEV's presentation at the United Nations in New York

— Dr. Silvia Hostettler, Deputy Director of CODEV was invited to give a presentation on technologies for development at the United Nations in New York on 8th of July 2015.

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Finalist EPFL doctorate Award 2015 - Fernanda Maria Lonardoni

— Special distinction from the selection committee to Fernanda Maria Lonardoni for her thesis "Within the limits and opportunities of informal rental housing: Tenants and livelihood in Brazilian favelas". Thesis n° 6091 (2014). Thesis directors: Prof. J.-C. Bolay, Prof. M. I. Sugai

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Intensifying cooperation in science between Switzerland and Argentina

— EPFL hosts visit of scientific delegation from Universidad Nacional de San Martin

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Workshop on Urban Planning Methods & Instruments in Belgrade

— Cooperation between Switzerland and Serbia. A workshop with experts on Urban Planning Methods & Instruments was organized in Belgrade within the SPUDS project (Support to Process Urban Development in Serbia) and funded by SNSF-SCOPES Institutional Partnership.

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Entrepreneurship Training for 18 young scientists

— Based on an initiative of the EPFL Leading House - the Academia Industry Training (AIT) -, swissnex Brazil welcomed 10 Swiss and 8 Brazilian researchers in Rio de Janeiro, to give them a crosscut through entrepreneurship in general, and possibilities in Brazil in particular.

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From Lausanne to Yaoundé: giving premature babies a chance

— Summer series: student projects. For his Master’s project in materials science, Benjamin Rime came up with a sturdy and innovative thermoregulation system for incubators in southern countries.

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GlobalDiagnostiX: field studies conducted in Cameroon

— In May 2015, the EDANA (HE-ARC in Neuchâtel) and our Cameroonian partners, in particular Dr. Jean-Roger Moulion Tapouh at the University Hospital of Yaoundé (CHUY), finalized the preparations for Bogomil Kohlbrenner’s project for field studies in Cameroon.

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GlobalDiagnostiX: first user testing realized locally in Cameroon

— A miniature model of the system and its user interface simulator have been evaluated by local players in Cameroon, based on user-centric design approach set up by EDANA from the HE-ARC in Neuchâtel. These tools were fabricated by the team of ECAL (School of Art in Lausanne).

Author: Corinne Waridel
Source: Cooperation
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