Help SMEs play the Innovation game

Application deadline: October 13, 2021
Application deadline: October 13, 2021 (you will be redirected to the ECIU website)


Challenge provider Digital Innovation Hub Trentino-Alto Adige (DIH TAA)
Instructor Erica Santini
Period October 4, November 12
Application deadline October 13, 2021
Expected Class composition 12-20 students, 3-5 teams
Embedded micro-module Innovation Ecosystems, 12hrs, 2 ECTS
Challenge Help SMEs play the Innovation game, 3 ECTS
Challenge average workload 1,5 hours a day for 5 days a week for 4 weeks (on average)

Online, from October 11 to November 12
In presence, in Trento from November 15 to 19


The challenge provider, DIH TAA, is a regional centre of excellence in support of companies to guide them in the digital transformation with 4.0 innovation services.

This institutional player aims to trigger diffusion processes of I4.0 technologies across the population of SMEs embedded in the local production system. Depending on how SMEs seize the technological opportunities as well as minimise the related threats, the local system may embark on new paths of development and sustainable growth.

Structure of challenge

Micro-module of Innovation Ecosystem + challenge. Online in the first period, in presence in Trento for the last week

The first part will consist of more traditional classes, in the second part the challenge provider will be introduced in the kick-off session and the challenge will be presented to students. In the interim meeting with the challenge provider first results and scenarios for possible innovation will be presented by students. The final meeting, with contest presentations and the announcement of the winning team, will be held in presence in Trento.

Note: students can take the micro-module without the challenge. The micro-module however is compulsory to take part in the challenge.

Application deadline: October 13, 2021