Open call – CODEV Seed Money Grants for EPFL’s research and teaching entities

The Seed Money Grant is primarily allocated to promote the creation and launch of new projects of scientific cooperation with partners from emerging and developing countries. The key function of the Seed Money program is to fund the preparatory phase of a new project with a view to increase possibilities to leverage further external funding.


Selection criteria (among others)

  • The request is made by an EPFL’s research or teaching unit (institute, laboratory, college, centre).
  • The project is related to the activities of the requesting unit.
  • The project takes place in a developing or emerging country.
  • The requesting unit is actively involved in the project.

The maximum granted amount per project is CHF 20,000.

Opening: Mid – October 2015
Deadline for submissions: December 15th, 2015
More information (Available in EN)

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Tech4Dev 2016, From Innovation to Social Impact

The 4th International Conference of the UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, Tech4Dev 2016, is an opportunity to: Present your research at a conference focused on innovative technologies for social impact in the Global South; network across disciplines and identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders interested in technological innovation in the Global South.


Authors are invited to submit extended abstracts for paper or poster presentations focusing on research results, case studies, or challenges relevant to the Breakout Sessions. The abstracts should emphasize the value of technological innovation while also acknowledging the limits of technology in generating inclusive social and economic development.  Documents will be peer reviewed and conditional acceptance will be sent by 7 December 2015. The deadline for full paper submission is 15 January 2016.

Core Thematic Areas:
• Technologies for Humanitarian Action
• Medical Technologies
• Science and Technology for Disaster Risk Reduction
• Technologies for Sustainable Access to Energy
• ICT for Development
• Technologies for Sustainable Habitat and Cities

Conference place & date : 2-4 May 2016 | EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland

Deadline for abstracts: November 6th 2015

More information (EN)






News – ACIS Symposium: For how long there will be water in Colombia?

#simposioacis2015 highligted in the EPFL’ website.

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CODEV Seed Money Conference 2014 – “Seed Money: Experiences, Achievements and impact”

Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014, 9:00 – 12:30
Place: Room BC 420, EPFL Campus

The Seed Money Program (SMP) of the Cooperation and Development Center (CODEV) at the EPFL was established in 2005 aiming at encouraging scientific cooperation with partners in the global South through grants awarded in a competitive annual call to EPFL researchers. The 1st. Seed Money Conference is being held the 30th of October 2014, with the participation of ACIS members among the speakers.

More information about the Seed Money Program 2015 (Available in EN, FR)