The program is open to MBA fellows of CDI Italia and to 15 students engaged in a doctorate at the Politecnico di Torino. The opening of the selections for the PhD students takes place at the start of the first semester of each academic year and is communicated each year directly by the secretariat of the Doctoral School (Scudo) of Politecnico di Torino. Participation in the program entails for all PhD students the achievement of the 60 CFU corresponding to soft skills.
Changer is run in collaboration with CERN Ideasquare: a centre specializing in experimental innovation at CERN.
Changer has a total duration of about five months.
The kick-off of the program takes place every year at the start of February.
During the months of March and May, for the visioning and prototyping phases, the participants carry out week long workshops at Geneva in the CERN Ideasquare experimental innovation centre.
The fruit of the intensive work of the 8 teams participating in the program is presented each year to an audience of companies, entrepreneurs and investors during a demo day held at the end of June in Turin.
On the weekend of 2nd and 3rd of June, some of the students of the School of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (SEI) took part as exhibitors in the Turin Mini Maker Faire.
The Agnelli Foundation presented the School of Entrepreneurship and Innovation: four programs to help university students transform business ideas into reality