The Laboratoire d’ingénierie pour le développement durable (LIDD) gives ÉTS students and researchers the chance to contribute to the development of innovative, practical, and appropriate technology solutions integrating the principles of sustainable development.

One of LIDD’s objectives is to respond to the technological needs of communities in developing countries. To be able to do this, LIDD would like to collaborate with NGOs that are active on the ground.

Meanwhile, although oriented towards appropriate technologies for sustainable development, LIDD works on various sustainable development projects that are as applicable in developed countries as in developing ones.

LIDD received the status of a recognized research unit at ÉTS in September 2013.