Leaders in High Tech Innovation

Pioneer is a 12-month experience during which 30 students from the Alta Scuola Politecnica ASP develop a high-tech product guided by companies, and then launch their innovative high tech startup.


SEI Pioneer

Pioneer is a 12-month high tech innovation product and startup development experience dedicated to a selection of the students of Alta Scuola Politecnica.

Pioneer is the module of the School of Entrepreneurship & Innovation dedicated to high tech innovation. The aim is to bring the best talents from the Politecnico di Torino and Politecnico di Milano to use cutting-edge technologies, making them leaders in the process of high-tech innovation. For the first six months of the program, the 30 pioneers selected by the Alta Scuola Politecnica (ASP), work on the development of a new innovative product starting from the challenge of international companies recognized as leaders in the tech field, in the following fields: Augmented Intelligence, Food Tech, Automation & Robotics, Future of Mobility, Space Tech & Bio Engineering.

The School accompanies these teams along a complte path of innovative product development: visioning, ideation, user validation, prototyping, and ends with the presentation of the work done in a pitching session to the companies that have launched the challenge.The second part of this path involves the building of a new innovative startup that is articulated in the last six months. After having acquired the knowledge and skills necessary for the development of an innovative product in the high-tech field, the pioneers put all their experience they had just gained into practice towards launching their startup idea within the innovation themes pre-established in the program.

500+ hours

of training, testimonials, teamwork and prototyping

5+ workshop

visioning, ideation, fast prototyping, validation and presentation

15+ teachers

Trainers, mentors, experts and entrepreneurs


The program is aimed at a selection of students from the Alta Scuola Politecnica. The selections are open in May and is communicated each year directly by the ASP secretariat. Participation in the program, as part of the Alta Scuola Politecnica course, guarantees students the achievement of 30 credits.


Pioneer has a total duration of twelve months. The kick-off of the program takes place every year in June. The first phase related to product innovation ends in November with the presentation of the results to the companies that have launched the challenges. The end of the second phase takes place in June of the following year during a public meeting in which the results of the startup development phase are presented to an audience of investors , companies, entrepreneurs and partners.

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