Educational technology

How support for educational technology builds future skills

Through partnerships with Swiss organizations EPFL LEARN and Swiss EdTech Collider, our support advances the technology and education innovation that future skills will rely on. 

The problem


Facing the challenge of the digital transformation

Citizens of the future should be able to make optimum use of – and be able to benefit from – the opportunities afforded by digital transformation. This requires new innovation in terms of technology for schools and learning environments and new approaches to education. 



The solution


Partnerships for educational technology

From 2020 to 2022, the Credit Suisse Foundation supported two organizations based at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) in the Canton of Vaud, Switzerland. Both EPFL LEARN and the Swiss EdTech Collider work to promote pedagogical innovations in schools.


How it works


Open Educational Resources

The Open Educational Resources (OER) project allows teachers to voice their needs for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) digital learning content to EPFL LEARN. EPFL students and other LEARN-affiliated labs then develop proposals in response. The idea with the most positive votes from the teachers wins the bid and CHF 10,000 toward the development of the relevant digital educational resources. 



The impact


High quality digital educational resources, open to all

Open Educational Resources created in this way are then made available to the entire Swiss education community free of charge, benefitting educators and students alike. 




EPFL LEARN – Center for Learning Sciences

The EPFL Center for Learning Sciences LEARN (EPFL LEARN) was founded by the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and aims to foster educational innovation and to find solutions to the education-related challenges of the digital transformation of our society. The center contributes to the excellence of the Swiss education system.

“Citizens of the future should be able to make optimum use of – and be able to benefit from – the opportunities afforded by digital transformation.”

Swiss EdTech Collider

How it works


Transforming the education system

This organization supports edtech startups that aim to transform the education system through the use of technologies. The Swiss EdTech Collider offers startups not only a forum to exchange ideas with like-minded enthusiasts, but the expertise of EPFL and its Innovation Park, and also access to schools, educational institutions, companies, edtech experts and investors, as well as other edtech networks. 



The impact


Support for a healthy edtech ecosystem

This unique ecosystem contributes to the development of the education technology sector in Switzerland and benefits learners of all ages.




Swiss EdTech Collider 

The Swiss EdTech Collider is a non-profit association founded in 2017. This edtech accelerator brings many innovative startups working in the area of educational technology together and offers their members ideal conditions and support in various forms.