“If you build it, they will come” while that might hold true for an ad hoc baseball field in the middle of an Iowa cornfield, the same is not true for an experimental innovation hub within a nuclear research center.
It’s Day 3 of the CBI Mediterranean Bootcamp. Three Barcelona based universities of varying disciplines have come together to tackle some of the most challenging and relevant issues facing our rapidly evolving world. UPC, ESADE, and IED Barcelona mix engineering, business, and design talent respectively to create dynamically skilled teams allowing for compelling ideas and collaboration.
What do you get when you mix students from around the world with detector technologies developed at CERN and ask them to solve societal problems? Welcome to the Challenge-Based Innovation course.
The CBI students at IdeaSquare – a CERN building currently being renovated, which will be inaugurated in December.
The basic concepts of IdeaSquare were tested out in Building 16/153 starting in August 2013, kindly and generously lent by PH Department for a period of one year. The open area given for these purposes was extensively used, also including barracks with meeting rooms. A well-equipped mechanical workshop was also made available, including a dedicated technician to supervise and assist the students during their work assignments.
The following questions were addressed:
1. What is the offering for the MSc-students?