ECAL

University of Art and Design Lausanne

CURRENT PROJECTS

Trobak, give value to your waste

Trobak is a smart composter that helps you reduce your impact on the planet by sorting your food-waste and turn it into [...]

Todoo

Todoo is the first watch specially designed for children with ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder) to help them to get on wi [...]

Livelo

A low-priced & connected probe engineered for easy water level assessment.

Ilanga

We are protecting children from risks linked to sun exposure thanks to a connected hat.

By attending CHIC, I learned so many things about the industry and the world of start-ups, but also about myself and the way I wish to be working in the future. I created amazing bonds with people from diverse fields in a way that would never have been possible without this experience.

Manon Membrez - Team Todoo - CHIC 2017

CHIC is an experience every future engineer should have at the beginning of their career. It teaches you almost everything you need to know to develop a successful startup

Mylène Dreyer - Team Hibachi - CHIC 2016

A great opportunity to push the boundaries of a project you believe in.

Elise Migraine - Team Livelo - CHIC 2017

CHIC gives you the opportunity to fulfill your dreams, overcome your own limitations, meet and work with awesome people from all around the world, and discover China. Nothing more, nothing less.

Leonard Golay - Team Hibachi - CHIC 2016

CHIC teaches you to keep an open mind and expect the unexpected

Jean-Baptiste Bruyère - Team Aimo - CHIC 2016

CHIC is a great way to have a better understanding of what your profession-to-be is like in the real world

Manon Membrez - Team Todoo - CHIC 2017

A unique opportunity to experience some of the toughest challenge that entrepreneurs face, with the support of great coaches, and without serious risk.

Leonard Golay - Team Hibachi - CHIC 2016

CHIC is a take off to a new land of opportunities where design meets innovation.

Elise Migraine - Team Livelo - CHIC 2017

COMPLETED PROJECTS

Aimo

The first connected mailbox lock that will turn your traditional mailbox into a safe and shared deposit box!

Tikku

Tikku is a pair of connected musical sticks, that will allow you to generate the sound you imagined without any constrai [...]

Vesta

Older generations have a hard time to adapt to new means of digital communications. Vesta is a connected device adapted [...]

Fimi

Understanding the needs of a baby is not always easy. that’s why we invented a device that helps parents to better con [...]

Okeep

OKEEP is a connected bicycle helmet for urban areas. It is designed to bring you safety with style. Be seen with front & [...]

Hibachi

Hibachi is the first self-heating lunchbox that warms your homemade meal to the perfect temperature, everywhere at any t [...]

Dory

Dory is a simple and multifunctional research tool dedicated to kids in the age of 8-14. with its pluggable sensors, it [...]

People involved

Dr. Cédric Duchêne is an electrical engineer currently working as senior project engineer at the EPFL+ECAL Lab where is project leader on the Montreux Jazz Heritage Lab archive experiments. He is lecturer at ECAL/Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne where he teaches BA and MA courses on practical electronics. He has build-up the experimental platform Electronic Maker Lab, to teach and learn electronics at the EPFL/Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne.
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  • Cédric Duchêne

  • CHIC Team, Supervisor
Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard (*1980) graduated from a Bachelor in Graphic Design at the University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada, before studying Product Design at ECAL/University of Arts and Design Lausanne in Switzerland. He is cofounder of Terrazzo Project, where since 2011, the studio creates tailor-made furniture and offers interior and product design consultancy. Along with his studio work, he also teaches design at ECAL where he is currently Head of the Industrial Design Bachelor department.
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  • Stéphane Halmaï-Voisard

  • Supervisor
Vincent Jacquier, interaction designer, lives and works in Lausanne. In 2009 he was appointed head of the Visual Communication Department at ECAL the University of Art and Design in Lausanne. Since three years he became president of representative board in the same institution. In parallel, he has created and maintained an independent activity with major international players of the luxury industry. His personal interests are in between creative projects and digital media strategy.
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  • Vincent Jacquier

  • Supervisor
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  • Cyril Diagne

  • Supervisor