Dr. Julia Binder


Universities & Institutions

  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne

Areas of Interest

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainable Societies
  • Cognitive Processes
  • Tech4Good
  • Tech4Impact

Julia Binder is Deputy of the Vice President for Innovation and Head of Tech4Impact at École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL).

Previously she finished her Ph.D. at the Technische Universität München, for which she received the Bavarian Culture Price, and she was a postdoctoral researcher at EPFL.

Her research and work focuses on questions such as: How do businesses have to change to move towards a more sustainable society? What is the role of technology in this journey? And under which conditions can entrepreneurs scale their impact?

Besides exploring these and other questions in her research, she is implementing concrete solutions that address these questions in her role at EPFL’s Tech4Impact initiative (

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