EPFL+ECAL Lab & Apptitude host the 5th #itoday "apero"

Michael Vuilleumier

Michael Vuilleumier Designer · User Experience & Interface June 2024

As part of the Innovation Today Conference, we participated, with our friends from EPFL+ECAL Lab, to the 5th #itoday apéro organized by the Design Sprint Ltd team.

During this event, Nicolas Henchoz, director of the EPFL+ECAL Lab, and Valentin Calame, research assistant, unveiled to the attendees our multi-disciplinary collaboration with the Swiss national library to design and produce the virtual exhibition Jean Starobinski. Critical relationships.


Augmented relations, from tech to impact-driven innovation.

In the replay here below, discover the secrets of this collaboration bringing together design research, technological expertise, and user psychology, but also a new perspective on innovation focused on human value and impact.

“ They (Apptitude) were able to rethink where a company fits within an innovation project. It was really an incredible process because they brought their expertise in applied design and technology to understand the research and translate it to create something together, reinventing the way we collaborate… A new innovation process in itself. ”

Nicolas Henchoz, Director of EPFL+ECAL Lab



What’s an #itoday apero?

The growing community created around the Innovation Today conference offers opportunities to meet and exchange with innovators from several industries, both from Switzerland and internationally.

In this context, Stéphane and the Design Sprint team (organizers of #itoday) decided to set up occasional and spontaneous meetings by bringing a “Swiss” touch under the label of the traditional apéritif.

“ An “apéro” in french-speaking swiss culture is a time to drink, chat about life and make new friends. […] The idea is to showcase the members of the iToday community, learn from each other and have fun conversations. These are informal discussions and an opportunity to network with innovators from around the world.

Stéphane Cruchon, Design Sprint Ltd.


The Innovation Today conference is an event organized by Design Sprint and sponsored by Apptitude that takes place at the Swiss Tech Convention Center in Lausanne. To learn more, check out our latest article on the #itoday masterclasses by Strategyzer and Design Sprint here.


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