Metamedia Center

Technology Transfer and Incubation



In 2010, the Metamedia Center was created to accelerate technology transfer, oversee the Montreux Jazz Digital Project and establish EPFL as an international reference in the field of Multimedia.




Our expertise :


  • Digital archive management
    • Databases
    • Digitization
    • Media formats
    • Storage
    • Streaming
    • Migration
  • Media applications and software development
  • Multimedia technologies
  • User media consumption and interaction
  • Large-scale high performance storage platforms
  • Multidisciplinary project management 



What we do :


  • Monitor markets and anticipate future needs
  • Find technologies that solve problems and build real-life prototypes in accordance
  • Combine inventions from labs at EPFL with advanced technology from the industry
  • Create immersive media platforms and novel user experiences
  • Launch multidisciplinary projects which merge innovation, art and entertainment
  • Develop online portals for education and research purposes



Since 2016, the Metamedia Center is providing at the Montreux Jazz Café at EPFL :


  • Public access to the Montreux Jazz Festival digital archives
  • An innovation platform for experimentation in media technology
  • A real-world environment to showcase mature technologies