Our expertise

CODEV is a multidisciplinary team, whose competencies cover a wide range of areas including: engineering, urban technologies, information and communication technologies (ICTs), medical technology, scientific diaspora, disaster risk management, environmental science, social entrepreneurship, economics, social and political sciences.


Research, Education & Training

  • Positioning EPFL at the forefront of education and research in the field of innovation and technologies for development in the Global South.

Innovative technologies

  • Design and upscale of essential technologies in the Global South
  • Innovative deployment models in a sustainable and scalable impact

Partnerships & Networks

  • Strategic partnerships with Swiss and international stakeholders
  • Know-how in the management  of international research programs and in the creation of networking platforms

Field experience

  • Setting-up and managing North-South research and education projects in diverse socio-economic and environmental contexts.