Steering committee

Prof. Frédéric Herman
Rector, UNIL

"This is a unique opportunity to take our know-how in sustainability and our long-standing experience, through HEC, in business research and education, and combine them with the core competencies of two major universities – one specialized in technology and the other in management and large corporations."

Prof. Jean-François Manzoni
Président, IMD

"We all have the same vision – to innovate constantly and to create research and educational opportunities that meet society’s needs. Through this joint initiative, we can draw on the best each school has to offer through cross-disciplinary projects and programs that, even if we could have offered them individually, will be more effective given together."

Prof. Martin Vetterli
Président, EPFL

"Our society has reached a tipping point. By pooling the right kinds of expertise, we can harness science and technology to take our society in the right direction. That is precisely what E4S has been set up to do."

Executive committee

Prof. Jean-Pierre Danthine
Co-Managing Director, E4S Center
Prof. Jean-Philippe Bonardi
Co-Managing Director, E4S Center
Marianne Schmid Mast
Dean, UNIL-HEC Lausanne
Prof. David Bach
Dean, IMD
Prof. Dominique Foray
Director, EPFL, College of Management of Technology

Working groups

TRAIN - Master in Sustainable Management and Technology

Olivier Gallay
UNIL-HEC Lausanne
Arnaud Chevallier
Negar Kiyavash

INSPIRE - Multi-platform competence center

Rafael Lalive
UNIL-HEC Lausanne
Anand Narasimhan
Thomas Weber

ACTIVATE CHANGE - Collaborative innovation network

Jeffrey Petty
Anne Headon
UNIL-HEC Lausanne
Cyril Bouquet
Jim Pulcrano
Marc Gruber
André Catana


Dominik Breitinger
Head of Innovation & Partnerships
Paula Cacault
Head of Operations
Caroline Perrot
E4S Master Program Deputy
Julia Bory
Innovation Program Director
Veronica Petrencu
Projects Lead
Samuel Wicki
Projects Lead
Tristan Lebleu
Communications Lead
Florence Hugard
Scientific Collaborator
Boris Thurm
Scientific Collaborator
Sophie Bürgin
Scientific Collaborator
Jordane Widmer
Scientific Collaborator
Quentin Gallea
Scientific Collaborator
Edoardo Chiarotti
Scientific Collaborator