Development Impact Grants

What are the Development Impact Grants?

The annual Development Impact Grants competition launched in March 2018 challenges EPFL students to identify and develop solutions for real-world social and environmental problems. CODEV currently offers grants of CHF 5’000 – 10’000 for project proposals submitted by Bachelor, Master or PhD students. CODEV will provide guidance, mentorship and networking opportunities to the students in collaboration with external partners (e.g. swissnex network). More info

What do we offer?

Opportunity for EPFL students to:

  • Acquire entrepreneurship experience
  • Reinforce transversal project management
  • Practice interdisciplinary team work
  • Use effective communication
  • Strengthen fundraising and networking skills
  • Test an idea that aims to have a real and positive impact in the Global South by contributing to the implementation of the Sustainable Development goals (SDGs).

Who can apply?

  • EPFL Bachelor, Master or PhD students.

DI Grants Students 2018

Enrico Chinello: DROP – Disinfecting Reactor for Organic Pollutants

Jean Behaghel: Plant wastes for high-­value chemicals

Jean-André Davy-Guidicelli: Showerloop 4 Development

Matthias Ferrari: Zanskar: Guidelines for sustainable construction