- Research: Conducting fundamental research projects at the highest level in its preferred areas, thus taking its place among the best on a national, European and global scale. Idiap benefits from a wide national and international network of partners and works actively with large universities, public and private research centres, etc. This collaboration is always implemented through formal research projects, including SNSF, EU (and sometime US) research programmes.
- Academic and Training Activities: Through our academic anchoring with EPFL (and the EDEE and EDIC Doctoral Programmes), our teaching activities at EPFL, as well as our connections with numerous other academic institutions, we also fund and supervise a large number of PhD students (35 per year on average), while also hosting international master and intern students. Numerous Idiapinternal activities towards improving personal research and communication skills are also provided.
- Technology Transfer: Idiap is currently amongst the most important research center in Valais also putting special emphasis on research software maintenance, to facilitate technology take-up, technology transfer, creation of spin-os, or attracting startups. As discussed later there is an entire team /currently around 12 people) devoted to these important aspects, and working in close collaboration with CTI/KTI, as well as the IdeArk incubator.