TeSI 2023

IdeaSquare (CERN)




Technologies for Social Innovation (TeSI)

is a project course where, in this first round, student teams and their instructors collaborate with researchers at CERN to discover novel solutions for the future of humankind. The projects are an elaborate mixture where societal, human-driven needs meet R&D&I technologies in detection and imaging from the ATTRACT project.

The project course is done as a collaboration between IED Barcelona, UPC, ESADE Barcelona and IdeaSquare.

Directions on how to get to CERN here: https://home.cern/directions

When on CERN site, you can find the meeting venue IdeaSquare behind the Globe, across what is now the Science Gateway parking construction site. Walk past the Globe, through a gate in the fence, turn left, and you'll find IdeaSquare.


In order to get wifi access at CERN, you will need to register your laptop/mobile phone. For that, please fill in a request here: http://cern.ch/registerVisitorComputer - and use Ole Werner as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).


Please make sure to register to the event through the Registration tab in order to get your CERN access badge.
Once you have it in your mailbox, keep the activation code with you so you can print the badge at the reception upon your arrival.

Note: It is possible that small changes in the programme will be made in the meantime due to CERN personnel availability.
*Estimated number of 35 attendants

Register for the event and get your CERN badge
    • 1
      Welcome to IdeaSquare by Ole Werner
    • 2
      Discovering IdeaSquare

      CERN as an engine of innovation and vehicle for knowledge transfer and acceleration.

    • 9:50 AM
      Coffee Break
    • 3
      Presenting Projects and discussing expectations
    • 4
      Exponential Thinking talk by/ Q&A with Dr. Pablo Tello
    • 12:30 PM
      Lunch @ CERN Cafeteria
    • 5
      Impact assessment with Dr. Pablo Tello
    • 6
    • 7
      Facilitated Groupwork
    • 8
      End-of-Day reflection
    • 9
      Teamwork @ IdeaSquare (with potential surprise guest)
    • 10
    • 11
      Q&A if surprise guest is coming
    • 12
      IdeaSqaure Clean-up
    • 12:35 PM
      Lunch @ CERN Cafeteria
    • 13
      Visit to CERN Experiment
    • 14
      Off to the Airport