The Innovation Challenge is an ideas contest dedicated to digital innovation which brings together, for its 4th edition, around a hundred students from different fields at the University of Corsica. The challenge is aimed at raising awareness and training in the stages of the innovation process in the digital sector. Thanks to an innovative and multidisciplinary pedagogy, this event enables students to understand and learn to solve concrete challenges by creating a project based on digital technology. Last year, a third of the students continued their start-up project after the challenge. To win this year, tickets to the next Websummit Lisbon, the biggest tech event in Europe !
Corsican start-ups meet students
This 4th edition of the Innovation Challenge will bring together from 22 to 24 March, 100 students from different universes of the University of Corsica : Economy Management, Entrepreneurship, IT, Paolitech. As an inspiration, an inaugural evening is organized this Tuesday, March 21st at Campus Mariani. The university is inviting various figures from the world of digital technology and island innovation :
Inaugural session : 21/03 (Mariani Campus – Amphi Ettori)
Speeches by Sébastien Simoni (Campus Plex) and Lucia Salem (Beta i: start-ups accelerator and organizer of the websummit in Lisbon)
Interventions of 3 start-ups: Jérémy Neyrou will present to the students the Icare ring which will replace by the end of the year your car keys, house keys and your credit card.
Indiana Tomasi will be there to present Hatsh, the new philanthropic platform dedicated to the development of promising artists.
Sébastien Rognoni and Marc-Antoine Bouteille-Torre will present APPeBIKE, the first self-service electric bicycle rental network accessible everywhere in Corsica via a mobile application.
Teams will then be formed and project ideas selected.
Innovation challenge program : 22/03 to 24/03
9h00/23h00 : team supervision (Palazzu Naziunale)
9h00/23h00 : Team supervision / Project Theatralisation (Palazzu Naziunale)
9h00/12h00 : Pitch Breakfast (Mariani Campus)
12h00/14h00 : Pre-selection of projects by the coaches
14h30/17h00 : presentation of the finalist projects and selection by the jury of professionals
17h00: presentation of the winners and award ceremony (learning expedition to the Websummit Lisbon for the winners)