Sep 14 – 18, 2015
Europe/Zurich timezone

Challenge Based Innovation (CBI) is a project course, where multidisciplinary 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 the technologies derived from research at CERN meet societal, human-driven needs.

CBI @ mediterranean is running from 14.9.2015 to 11.12.2015, culminating to a prototype expo held at CERN introducing the student team results.


Monday 14.9.

  • Welcome and introduction to IdeaSquare and CERN

Tuesday 15.9.

  • CERN technology intro
  • CERN case presentation
  • Teams present their research plans

Wednesday 16.9.

  • Teams present their results from benchmarking
  • CERN case presentation
  • Teamwork: Research & Benchmarking

Thursday 17.9.

  • Team work: Plan for needfinding
  • CERN case presentation

Friday 18.9.

  • Presentations of the chosen approach and current state of projects
  • Debrief
  • Guidelines for the following phases