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Challenge-Based Innovation

A project in collaboration with CERN

ESADE, IED [Barcelona Design School] and ETSETB [Barcelona School of Telecommunications Engineering] (UPC) have been chosen to take part in the international CBI (Challenge-Based Innovation) project in collaboration with CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), a world leader in the field of particle physics.

After two weeks of learning with scientists at CERN’s facilities in Geneva, 18 students from the three centres will work together with students from Italian, Norwegian, Finnish and Australian universities. The participants aim to create products and services for solving the problems faced by society and to present them in February to the CERN community in Switzerland.

Designing innovative solutions for great challenges facing humankind

The students, in collaboration with CERN researchers, use sophisticated technology to develop new products and services that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Five students from ESADE Business School, the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Istituto Europeo di Design (IED) of Barcelona have participated, for the fourth consecutive year, in Challenge Based Innovation (CBI), an initiative of @Ideasquare and the Department of Innovation at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN). In this project course, multidisciplinary teams of students and their instructors collaborate with researchers to discover novel solutions for the future of humankind. The projects focus on the fields of education, public health, pollution and emergency assistance.