Be the game changer!

Join the first School of Innovation in Italy and get a tailored innovation toolkit!

Be the game changer

Last call to apply for SOI-ECIU challenges

Gamify synthetic biology! Communicate responsible innovation! Explore the future of cultural objects!
If you are ready to take one of those challenges, apply within Monday, October 10.

Wednesday December 14th, 7.00 to 9.00 pm / Via Tommaso Gar 16/2
SOI Open Night: That’s My Life with Vittorino Filippas

SOI Open night hosts the fourth speech of “That’s my Life”, a series of 6 meetings with innovation experts.

Wednesday January 25th @6PM or Thursday February 2nd @6PM
Start-Up Lab 2023 Presentation Webinar

StartUp Lab is a life-changing experience where each participant works on the development of an entrepreneurial project supported by instructors and experienced mentors. Applications for the next edition are now open!

Tuesday December 20th Webinar Recording
The New SOI semester: How to Apply and Enroll

The new semester of the School of Innovation (courses, seminars, challenges) was presented with details about the application procedure, selection criteria, deadlines and more.

Wednesday January 18th 2023 Webinar Recording
SOI-ECIU Hackathons: Flowers Gourmet

L’Insalata dell’orto launched a hackathon to UniTrento and ECIU students for the 2023 spring semester: work with students and learners from all disciplines and different universities to solve the Flowers Gourmet hackathon!

Wednesday January 11th 2023 Webinar Recording
SOI-ECIU Challenges: the Schenk case

Schenk launched a challenge to UniTrento and ECIU students for the 2023 spring semester: work with students and learners from all disciplines and different universities to solve Schenk’s real challenge!

Embark on an innovation journey!

Apply for the first
School of Innovation in Italy!

Willing to boost your employability potential? Ready to do it in an interactive and stimulating way, together with other ambitious young people – as well as experienced professionals and Life Long Learners? Then the School of Innovation is the right place for you!


Innovation is the only insurance against irrelevance

— Gary Hamel —

Why School of Innovation

The School of Innovation leverages the very best of the University of Trento and external professionals to provide all Learners with the tools and the skills to become a more impactful entrepreneur, employee, instructor or professional.

The traditional university didactic offer is often limited by disciplinary boundaries. In order to enrich the present academic offer and respond to the ongoing economic and societal changes, the University of Trento has launched the School of Innovation (SOI) as a strategic project in 2016.

Ever since, innovative teaching, flexible and interdisciplinary education as well as attention to the emerging needs of students in terms of soft skills and employability have been its driving models.

School of Innovation
School of Innovation

The SOI Approach


SOI is unique in its overall approach, pioneering multidisciplinary applied education through problem-based and challenge-based teaching and learning.


Discipline, study level, nationality, gender and more diversity is crucial to mix students with LifeLong Learners and trigger the spark for success and fun.


Our innovation and entrepreneurship courses are designed to involve industry actors, mentors, teachers and learners: they interact in all phases of the learning process.

Innovation Certificate

The final Innovation Certificate is awarded to Learners who complete the innovation path, worth 12 ECTS, within one year.