The EPFL Fribourg develops its activities in the fields of technology, construction and sustainable architecture. Besides the activities of advanced research, it designs, with the School of Engineering and Architecture (HEIA‐FR) and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR), the smart living lab, a new interuniversity pole of competence. Its location at the heart of the blueFACTORY innovation park will allow it to exploit the development potential of public-private partnerships offered by this opportunity and will contribute to the future National Innovation Park.

The priority research thematics led by the chairs of Fribourg EPFL will be:

  • Structure, construction and material sciences within the built environment
  • Energy systems at the building and neighborhood scales
  • Building’s users behavior, health and comfort

Eventually, four permanent Chairs and a Chair of visiting professors, all from EPFL, will be united in Fribourg and they will form, with the HEIA research teams and the University of Fribourg, a pool of more than 80 researchers.