Cooperation 2006

Cooperation and Development Annual Conference 2006

Scientific cooperation research: a chance for development?

EPFL – Room CM4

23rd of November 2006

The aim of the second EPFL scientific cooperation and development conference is to support the idea that scientific collaboration between the North and South leads to a positive change for development. Collaborations enable institutions from industrialised as well as from developing or emerging economies to address fundamental societal issues, while promoting high-level research and education to foster appropriate scientific, technological and organisational innovation. This conference will underline the potential and the need for scientific cooperation, by blending together talks on specific cooperation issues, given by eminent members of our newly created International Scientific Advisory Board (ISAB) with concrete examples of research projects, which have been launched in the EPFL by the Swiss Cooperation Agency (SDC) and EPFL research fund .


08:45 Welcome Address ( 661Kb )
  • Prof. Patrick Aebischer, President of EPFL
08:55 Cooperation in EPFL ( 381Kb )
  • Prof. Martin Vetterli, Vice-President for International Affairs – EPFL

Prof. Jean-Claude Bolay, Director of COOPERATION@epfl

09:15 Ingénieurs du Monde ( 3163Kb )
  • Representative of Ingénieurs du Monde
09:30 Towards a World-Wide Web of Knowledge with the South ( 2133Kb )
  • Prof. Rose Dieng-Kuntz, INRIA, Sophia Antipolis, France
10:15 Break
10:45 EPFL-SDC Fund – Introduction ( 326Kb )
  • Jacqueline Schmid, Swiss Development Cooperation Agency (SDC)
10:55 EPFL-SDC Fund Projects :
COMMON Sense Net: Water Management for Agriculture in Semi-arid Areas by Means of Wireless Sensor Networks ( 2033Kb )
  • Prof. H.S. Jamadagni, Chairman of CEDT, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
  • Sheshagiri Rao, Chennakeshava Trust, India
  • Jacques Panchard, Laboratory for Computer Communications and Applications – EPFL
11:15 EPFL-SDC Fund Projects :
Antennas for Inter-universities System of Communication
( 1644Kb )
  • Prof. Juan R. Mosig, Electromagnetics and Acoustics Laboratory – EPFL
  • Prof. Emmanuel Tonye and Olivier Vidémé Bossou, Electronics and Signal Processing Laboratory, University of Yaounde I, Cameroun
11:35 Discussion (EPFL-SDC Fund Projects)
  • EPFL-SDC Fund Research Groups
11:45 Poster Session of the various projects undertaken by EPFL researchers
Buffet Lunch
13:30 Chilean Science and Technology: A Priority for Development
  • Prof. Eric Goles, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez; Former President of CONICYT (Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica), Chile
14:15 Indo-Swiss Collaboration in Biotechnology Program (ISCB) ( 905Kb )
  • Dr Gabriele Schachermayr, Program Manager ISCB – EPFL
14:35 Break
14:50 EPFL-SDC Fund Projects :
Biosolar Detox ( 2538Kb )
  • Prof. Norberto Benitez, Grupo de Procesos Avanzados para Tratamientos Químicos y Biológicos (GAOX), Universidad del Valle, Colombia
  • Prof. Cesar Pulgarin, GGEC, Institute of Chemical Science and Engineering – EPFL
15:10 EPFL-SDC Fund Projects :
Urbanisation, Public Spaces and Sustainable Urban Management in Dakar and Nouakchott ( 2143Kb )
  • Gueladio Cisse, Centre Suisse de Recherche Scientifique, Abidjan, Ivory Coast
  • Yves Pedrazzini and Jérôme Chenal, Laboratory of Urban Sociology – EPFL
  • Moussa Keita, Institut National de Recherche sur la Santé Publique, Mauritania
  • Moussa Diop, ENDA-Guédiawaye, Dakar, Senegal
15:30 EPFL-SDC Fund projects :
An Inexpensive Method to Validate Road Transport Emission Inventories ( 3242Kb )
  • Alain Clappier and Erika Zarate, Air and Soil Pollution Laboratory – EPFL
  • Universidad de los Andes, Bogota
15:50 Discussion (EPFL-SDC Fund Projects)
  • EPFL-SDC Fund Research Groups
16:05 Break
16:20 Science and the End of Poverty ( 1911Kb )
  • Prof. Vijay Modi, Earth Institute, Columbia University, USA
17:05 Conference Close
  • Prof. Vetterli, Vice-President for International Affairs – EPFL
17:15 Cocktail