UCreate2
A short program to explore your idea

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

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 learn innovation and sustainability skills while developing a project idea

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 exploration journey to sustainable entrepreneurship. We support ideas that offer added social and/or environmental value.

Explore your idea.

The first step in this journey will be to better define the problem to be solved 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 be able to 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 think about what you need to continue your entrepreneurial journey if you wish, after the program. Next steps could include, for example, deepening your practical experiences, forming a team or collaborating with external partners.

Reveal your entrepreneurial potential.

You will begin to explore your motivations, your goals and your role to play in a changing world. You will have the opportunity to better understand what it means in concrete terms to be an entrepreneur.

The last session will also give you the opportunity to 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).

    – Can be followed alone and/or accompanied.

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

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

    The deadline to register is Sunday, October 15th, 2022. All ideas are welcome within the limit of available places (approximately 15-20 participants).

    Registration form to the exploration workshop