TeSI 2024

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 once you have arrived to CERN.


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

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    • 9:00 AM 9:20 AM
      Coffee at IdeaSquare 20m
    • 9:20 AM 9:50 AM
      Welcome to IdeaSquare by Ole Werner 30m
    • 9:50 AM 10:00 AM
      Warmup by Team 6 10m
    • 10:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Researcher contacting/teamworking time 2h
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch @ CERN Cafeteria 1h 30m
    • 1:30 PM 2:00 PM
      Discovering IdeaSquare 30m

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

    • 2:00 PM 3:45 PM
      3D Printing & Programming workshop 1h 45m
    • 3:45 PM 3:55 PM
      Warmup by team 5 10m
    • 4:00 PM 5:30 PM
      Facilitated Groupwork 1h 30m
    • 5:30 PM 5:45 PM
      Science Images 15m
    • 5:45 PM 6:00 PM
      End-of-Day reflection 15m
    • 9:00 AM 9:30 AM
      Arrival at IdeaSquare 30m
    • 9:30 AM 10:45 AM
      Exponential thinking Talk by Pablo Tello 1h 15m
    • 10:45 AM 10:55 AM
      Warmup by team 4 10m
    • 10:55 AM 12:00 PM
      Interaction /W researchers & Teamwork 1h 5m
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch @ CERN Cafeteria 1h 30m
    • 1:30 PM 7:45 PM
      Make-a-t(h)on (with Pizza evening) 6h 15m
    • 9:00 AM 10:50 AM
      Visit to CERN Experiment: TBA
    • 10:50 AM 11:00 AM
      Warmup by team 2 10m
    • 11:00 AM 12:00 PM
      Teamwork: Establishing Timeline/Presentations of next steps
    • 12:00 PM 1:30 PM
      Lunch 1h 30m
    • 1:30 PM 1:40 PM
      Warmup by team 1 10m
    • 1:40 PM 3:55 PM
      Feedback & reflection 2h 15m