ATTRACT technologies developed during fundamental physics research are potentially valuable in other applications and domains. To accelerate the fulfilment of this potential, each year, 75 students from multiple fields
(e.g. Aerospace, Design, Social Studies, Astronomy to Architecture, Health Care, Business Management and Strategic innovation) and universities (the Netherlands, Finland & Spain) work in interdisciplinary teams to explore the potential societal value (e.g. towards the challenges of UN Sustainable Development Goals) of these technologies and come up with new service solutions.
Besides technology experts and practitioners from industry, the liaison organisation (CERN Ideasquare) contributes widely by facilitating each course at CERN with space, knowledge, network and inspiration. During the programme interactive lectures and design sprints, a combination of Design Thinking and Entrepreneurial Skills will be followed. This approach is characterised by a continuous process of reframing, ideating and prototyping with a human-centred mindset. The course methodology enables future-oriented, user-centric, and experimental concept development of innovative solutions.
Each course approaches the design challenge from different angles (e.g. starting from the technology, the human perspective or a blend of both) and therefore have other perspectives.
For Bootcamp participants:
Directions on how to get to CERN you can find here: https://home.cern/directions
When on CERN site, you can find the meeting venue IdeaSquare with this Google-map: https://goo.gl/WNSa6P
For registering your laptop/mobile phone for wifi access at CERN, please fill in a request here: http://cern.ch/registerVisitorComputer - and use Catarina Batista as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).