The third edition of the Changer project kicks off


50 young people will apply advanced technologies to create innovative companies that meet the UN’s sustainable development objectives.
After the success of the past years, the new edition of the project “Changer” has been launched, promoted by the Collège des Ingénieurs Italia (CDI), the Politecnico di Torino and Ideasquare, a specialized centre of experimental innovation that is part of the Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire (CERN).

The project involves 50 young people (35 MBA students from the CDI and 15 PhD students from the Polytechnic of Turin) with a scientific-engineering training, who will work in Geneva and Turin over the next five months, divided into different groups but united by the same objective: to apply the most advanced technologies to meet the challenges related to the objectives of sustainable development launched by the UN.

The work of the next few months will produce 8 business ideas, each capable of competing in the market, through the offer of innovative products or services designed to respond to the so-called societal challenges in the framework of the needs of industrial groups and international institutions. Students will be able to count on the support of partner companies and institutions, as well as on a mentoring network of entrepreneurs and professionals working in large industrial groups. The teams will work side by side with researchers from CERN and the Polytechnic of Turin, learning how to apply advanced technological tools and solutions, up to the realization of prototypes ready for the next phase of development for the market.

The project also avails itself of the collaboration of a number of companies and institutions, which have indicated to the students the challenges on which to concentrate their efforts to find viable solutions. UniCredit, Turin City Council, ENEL, Fondazione Agnelli and Gellify are the owners of the challenges of the 2018 edition.

At the end of the project, which will continue until June, students will present the fruit of their work to an audience of companies, entrepreneurs and investors during a public meeting in Turin, which will also be attended by the top management of the founding institutions.

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