THE INNOVATION CHALLENGE
The Innovation Challenge “Campus 2030” allows members of the UNIL & EPFL community to use the campus as a “living laboratory” with a project that they can implement on their campus and/or outside. The participants of the Challenge will be able to develop an idea in team on a theme that touches them and have a real impact. To do so, we propose two Challenges per year related to one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
For each Challenge we involve actors from the public and private sector to support the participants during the week. They will be accompanied during 4 evenings : awareness, team training, coaching and final presentation. The winning team of the Innovation Challenge will have direct access to our acceleration program UCreate3. They will also be accompanied by a sponsor who will provide them with support worth CHF 10’000 (a mix of cash and coaching) to make their project a reality.
Raise awareness among students, researchers, professors, alumni and employees of UNIL & EPFL on sustainability issues that concern them as members of a community of 30’000 people (UNIL-EPFL campus).
Move from awareness to action with an Innovation Challenge on a given issue that allows them to generate ideas with a concrete and visible impact on their community. The teams will benefit from an individual coaching session to guide them.
At the end of the week, support the most promising projects with the UCreate3 program. The projects will be tested on campus to be validated (or not).