Mandy Juillerat

"Aquaponics is a sustainable way to grow fruits and vegetables. It offers solutions to some of the most pressing challenges of our time"

© Aline Deschenaux

Smart Living Lab’s carbon footprint 2019

Qualité de l'air © Horsform | Nicolas Brodard

Perspectives in pictures



Studying the spaces of crafting. A case study of curators interaction within exhibition spaces.


Efficient and sustainable waste collection


Talk to the NeighborHub

ReuSlab © Horsform | Nicolas Brodard



Research infrastructures

Halle Bleue ©Simon Pracchinetti

Blue Hall


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Building of the Smart Living Lab


The Smart Living Lab brings together the combined expertise of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), the School of Engineering and Architecture of Fribourg (HEIA-FR), and the University of Fribourg (UNIFR) in research areas such as construction technologies, well-being and behaviors, interactions and design processes, and energy systems. The Smart Living Lab has been conducting research in the blueFACTORY innovation district in Fribourg since the end of 2015, and the construction phase for its own new building on the same site is slated for 2020.


The Smart Living Lab conducts interdisciplinary research projects through experiments in real conditions involving both researchers and companies. This allows partners from the private, public and academic sectors who are interested in developing innovative projects access to the excellent research infrastructure available at the heart of the Switzerland Innovation Park (SIP) Network West EPFL.