From Idea to Prototype in Ten Days

Inventor is a ten-day prototyping boot-camp entirely conducted within a makerspace, where university students passionate about technology and innovation can transform their business ideas into working prototypes supported by mentors and experts.



SEI Inventor

Inventor is a 10-day prototyping bootcamp in a makerspace for university students who are passionate about technology.

The program is aimed at all university students, from the bachelors to the masters, to the doctorates, who are prototyping and making enthusiasts and is conducted in a makerspace.
The participants are divided into teams with diverse skills and supported by mentors and experts in the field of making, innovation and entrepreneurship, experiment with the ideation, prototyping and presentation of a business idea.
All participants learn to use tools such as 3D printers, laser cutting machines, basic programming boards (Arduino & Raspberry Pi) and get free access to the makerspace for one entire year.

In the design phase, the makers are supported in the process of ideation and creating a business idea using models from design thinking, lean startup and agile tech framework.
For the development of their prototypes, the inventors have access to all the manufacturing technologies of a makerspace and to a tech library composed of the main high-tech gadgets.
Finally, in the presentation phase, the teams are accompanied by mentors and coaches in creating the pitch and the final presentation.
At the end of the course the ideas and prototypes realized by each team are presented during a demo day to a jury of experts in the field of entrepreneurship and innovation.

80+ hours

of training, workshop, mentoring and teamwork

6+ workshop

about 3d printing, laser cut, vinyl cut, arduino e raspberry

10+ teachers

trainers and experts of design thinking, lean startup, TAF, digital fabrication, prototyping, public speaking, business model canvas


The program is open to all university students and PhD’s enrolled at the Politecnico di Torino and Università di Torino. To participate you must send your application on this page during the application window that opens twice a year before the beginning of the acadermic semesters. To stay up to date on the opening of the applications it is necessary to refer to this page and to our social channels.


The SEI Inventor module is held twice a year, before the start of the academic semesters (winter and fall). The final dates will be communicated from time to time on this web page.

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