UCreate2
A short program to explore your idea

From idea to impact : A hands-on experience to acquire new innovation and sustainability skills while developing a project idea

The UCreate2 exploration workshop is designed for all members of the UNIL community : students, researchers, professors, employees and alumni. This interdisciplinary program is open to the 7 faculties of UNIL and supports all types of ideas.

UCreate2
A short program to explore your idea

From idea to impact : A hands-on experience to acquire innovation and sustainability skills while developing a project idea

The UCreate2 exploration workshop is designed for all members of the UNIL community : students, researchers, professors, employees and alumni. This interdisciplinary program is open to the 7 faculties of UNIL and supports all types of ideas.

Why should you join the program ?

This short program of 5 modules over 7 weeks offers an initiation journey to sustainable entrepreneurship. We favor ideas that provide added value socially and/or environmentally. 

Explore your idea.

The first step in this journey is to better define the problem to solve and its social and environmental angles. This will also give you the opportunity to formulate initial hypotheses and obtain initial market feedback. Each participant will also benefit from 2 coaching sessions.

Develop your innovation skills and sustainability mindset.

By developing your idea, you will also acquire essential skills for the future, whether you are an entrepreneur or not. You will also asses your needs in order to continue your entrepreneurial journey after the program. Next steps could include, for example, deepening practical experience, forming a team or collaborating with external partners.

Reveal your entrepreneurial potential.

You will explore your motivations, your goals and your role in our changing world. You will have the opportunity to better understand what it really means to be an entrepreneur.

During the last session, you will present your idea and your first results to a jury of experts. A prize worth CHF 2’000.- (mix cash & coaching) will be awarded to support the best exploration journey. Register here.

What kind of world do U want for tomorrow ? - UCreate

Details of the program for this fall 2022

End of registrations : 17 october 2022

#1 – 26 october 2022 : UNLOCK YOUR CHALLENGE

#2 – 9 november 2022 : UNLOCK YOUR IDEA

#3 – 23 november 2022 : UNLOCK YOUR MARKET

#4 – 30 november 2022 : UNLOCK YOU

#5 – 14 décember 2022 : Final presentation

Details will be sent directly to selected projects. If you have any questions, you can write to us at hub@unil.ch.

This workshop is open to all members of the UNIL community

    Please note that this workshop is : 

    – Open to all students, researchers, professors, employees and alumni of UNIL.

    – Can be taken alongside your studies or work (evening sessions).

    – Inclusive, without any judgment of your idea, only your motivation counts.

    – Can be followed alone or in teams.

    – Bilingual French-English (according to the linguistic capacities of the participants).

    – At the Villanova, on the UNIL campus (access here).

    FULLY BOOKED – Thank you for your interest ! We have received unprecedented interest and the program is now fully booked. Nonetheless, we invite you to still register to be placed on our waiting list. If a place opens up, we will contact you immediately.

    Registration form to the exploration workshop