21st European Space Mechanisms
and Tribology Symposium
Organised by EPFL
24th – 26th September, 2025

ESMATS’s reputation as lead event dedicated to Space Mechanisms Engineering continues to grow. The 2023 edition in Warsaw saw a gathering of over 300 guests, speakers, and exhibitors. We hope to see even more visitors in 2025.

Established as a biennial event since 1983, ESMATS returns to Switzerland after 20 years. This time participants will convene to western Switzerland, renowned for its cultural heritage in the art of mechanisms now evolved to prestigious watchmaking and pioneering technology.

As a tradition, prior to the conference, specialized training courses will offer attendees the opportunity to enhance expertise in targeted areas of mechanism and tribology.

EPFL, Almatech, CSEM, and ESA extend a warm invitation to participate in the 21st edition of ESMATS, set to take place in Lausanne, Switzerland. We eagerly anticipate your presence at this esteemed event and the accompanying courses – welcoming you to Lausanne in September 2025!

Symposium Location

Lausanne a perfect place for work and leisure

At the heart of Europe, Switzerland enjoys two major international airports, in Zurich and Geneva, and a dense network of public transportation that allow travellers to connect easily and rapidly from city to city. Sit back and enjoy the ride!

Lausanne Cathederal

Situated a mere 45-minute journey from Geneva International Airport, Lausanne is a cosmopolitan city, and Olympic capital, against a backdrop of peaceful lakeshores and majestic mountains. Participants to ESMATS 2025 will be captivated by the pleasant work environment, whilst leisure travellers can benefit from a rich cultural offering, outdoor adventures and breathtaking landscapes in a safe country.

Lausanne from the Countryside
Olympic Museum – Lausanne

EPFL and the SwissTech Convention Center

Pivoting around education, research and innovation, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) provides an ideal setting to foster dialogue among established industry leaders, start-ups, and future engineers.

Belonging to the EPFL Campus, the SwissTech Convention Center (STCC) is one of the largest convention centers in the Lake Geneva region, hosting internationally renowned events. This majestic architecture is distinguished by its modernity, its innovative technologies and its warm and experienced team.

Inside the conference hall
Inside the Convention Centre
The SwissTech Convention Center