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-128 Ch.1-Engaging with the future

Spring Semester
BackgroundDuring the learning activity, participants will explore how NGOs and global organizations approach solutions to environmental and social resilience in…
Application deadline: January 31, 2024

SOI-129 Ch.2-Trento Housing Community

Spring Semester
BackgroundThe TRent portal serves as an institutional platform designed to aid students in finding accommodation. It functions as a virtual…
Application deadline: January 31, 2024

SOI-130 Ch.3-Back to the Future!

Spring Semester
BackgroundPhotobioreactors (also known as PBRs — systems that cultivate micro-algae) are a technology with a vast potential: micro-algae can transform…
Application deadline: January 31, 2024

SOI-122 Challenge 2: From Peaks to Pavement

November 6-December 5

A challenge to find innovative, creative and feasible solutions to realize sustainable mobility connections and enhance the biodiversity of the urban ecosystem.

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.

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our past challenges

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.