Most challenges currently offered by the School of Innovation are organized in the framework of the ECIU University, where challenge providers launch their innovation challenge to students of the partner universities, who work intensively to deliver meaningful solutions.

Currently you can apply for the following challenges

SOI-095 CaaS: Build the City You need

Fall semester
Challenge DescriptionDo you believe that technologies are automatically transforming our cities into ‘smart’ ones? The objective of this challenge is…
Application deadline: September 25, 2023

SOI-096 From peaks to pavement

Fall semester
Challenge DescriptionMinimizing dependence on the private car for personal mobility is a particularly significant challenge for mountainous and hilly regions.…
Application deadline: September 25, 2023

Challenge 1: The Sustainable Wine Race (SOI-109)

April 12 to May 15, 2023

The challenge and focus of Schenk is to ensure that all the efforts and commitment to sustainability are communicated in a complete and exhaustive way, by conveying a very clear message about where the company is going to.

Design your future! Engaging Communities with Synthetic Biology through Games

26th October - 19 November 2022

Synthetic biology has the potential to bring about epochal changes in medicine, agriculture, industry, ethics. It is crucial to engage not just practitioners and politicians, but the whole society in the debate about how best to guide this research field in a safe and socially useful direction.

In the context of the “Design your future!” challenge, students were asked to invent an educational game for the MUSE Museum in Trento focusing on the mechanism, challenges, opportunities and risks of synthetic biology. Teams defined the target, the number of players, the game mode, the goal, the rules and a business model for their product and presented their projects in front of a jury.

Challenges: be the changemaker!

Join our challenges and experience what it looks like to work in intercultural, international, and interdisciplinary teams, solving real societal problems offered by companies, institutions, organizations, and associations. You will learn and put into practice innovative tools and stimulate your soft skills in a playful learning environment.

Other ECIU challenges

Apply for other challenges proposed by all universities members of the Consortium.