SwissTech Convention Center
Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne
Winner of the 2019 Swiss MICE Award in the Category Convention Center, the SwissTech Convention Center, opened in 2014, STCC is already an iconic new facility, offering conference delegates from around the world the opportunity to meet differently.
Located at the heart of Europe, on the shores of lake Geneva, against the backdrop of a spectacular mountain setting, its venue is both idyllic and accessible. Characterized by its futuristic design and its unique Gala technology, this large, modular, ultramodern building is flexible and scalable.
With a total capacity of 3,000 seats and fully modular meeting rooms, the SwissTech easily meets the future needs of international congress organizers for maximum event openness and simultaneity. Nestled on the campus of EPFL (École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, the Swiss Federal Institut of Technology), which has been ranked world’s #1 university under 50, the SwissTech is the ideal place to explore and discuss innovation, technology and cutting-edge research.
Where people meet ideas
The SwissTech Convention Center is comprised of three levels: Each of the three floors has its own unique atmosphere. The Campus level can accommodate up to 2,200 people and is the perfect venue for large events: conventions, assemblies, banquets. The seating pattern allows each participant to feel near the speaker regardless of where they are seated. Auditorium C on the Cloud level, with a capacity of 456 seats, has a reception area overlooking the main entrance hall. With an integrated bar for coffee breaks or cocktails, the Cloud is the perfect space for exclusive gatherings. On the Garden level, a space of almost 4,000sqm can be configured to accommodate break-out rooms, exhibitions and workshops. The sliding walls are used to create up to 17 zones, with capacities ranging from 30 to 500 seats.
For an optimal experience, the SwissTech Convention Center offers the following services and infrastructure:
- A business center with 10 offices
- A VIP lounge with kitchenette + shower
- Seats fitted with adjustable writing pads and power outlets
- Technical room, interpreters booths
With the construction of the SwissTech Convention Center, the EPFL has taken this commitment one step further, incorporating renewable energies in the most efficient way possible: water from Lake Geneva and geothermal pillars supporting the structure of the building are used for heating and cooling; and Grätzel photovoltaic panels on the western facade of the building simultaneously produce electricity and prevent the inside of the center from overheating.
Science and more
The SwissTech Convention Center is the only conference center located on a world-class technical and scientific university campus. While attending conferences, attendees can easily visit the EPFL campus, set up meetings with EPFL staff and professors, and invite speakers from the university to participate in events.
This also permits for a unique opportunity for knowledge transfer between the organizing company and attendees at these events, conferences, or product launches together with events in EPFL education and research sectors.
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