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Cambridge Global Challenges


The UNESCO Chair in Technologies for Development, hosted by the Cooperation and Development Center-CODEV/EPFL, is bringing together researchers and practitioners from all over the world to create a platform for scientific exchange and innovative technology solutions to support social, environmental and economic development in the Global South.

Tech4Dev 2018 offers an exciting opportunity to:

  • Participate in one of the world’s most important platforms for promoting the development, deployment, adaptation, and scaling of innovative solutions to pressing development challenges.
  • Identify opportunities for collaboration with diverse stakeholders – academics, engineers, entrepreneurs, policymakers, practitioners, students and social scientists – interested in technological innovation in the Global South.
  • Visit the Lavaux Vineyards, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the venue for the Conference’s social event.


Watch the Tech4Dev 2018: Voices of the Global South promotional video 

Please find further information here.

Wednesday, 27 June, 2018 - 09:00 to Friday, 29 June, 2018 - 18:00
Event location: 
Lausanne, Switzerland
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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