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October 25, 2017
Europe/Zurich timezone
There is a live webcast for this event.

The webcast for this event can be found here.

IdeaSquare invites you to discover how multidisciplinary collaboration and rapid prototyping is shaping innovation.

Access is only open to those with a CERN badge, but everyone is welcome to join the keynote talks via webcast. 

On October 25, IdeaSquare at CERN is hosting The Other Side of Innovation, a day to discover what the space has to offer and how you can get involved through talks, showcase of projects, workshops and tours.

Professor of technology and innovation at ETH Zürich, Stefano Brusoni, will give a talk on the divergent process of innovation while Bruno Herbelin, deputy director of the Center for Neuroprosthetics at EPFL, will immerse us on the power of embodiment of virtual reality and how researchers can best use this new technology.

Projects developed at IdeaSquare’s rapid prototyping facilities will be showcased through the day. Among them, discover prototypes addressing societal problems, developed by multidisciplinary student teams in collaboration with researchers at CERN, through the Challenge Based Innovation program.

Participants who sign up in advance, will be able to take part in introductory workshops in 3D printing, robotics programming, and human-centered design.

For those interested in meeting new people, LunchCollider will serve to match lunch attendees during the day of the event. 

If you’re interested in learning more about experimental innovation and rapid prototyping or want to find out what IdeaSquare is you can also join one of the tours of the space. Registration is not required for talks or tours, but will help you to secure a seat for the event. 

The event will take place at IdeaSquare, located at building 3179 at point 01, next to the Globe of Science and Innovation from 10:00 to 19:00.

Workshops are currently full, but if you would like to be added to a waiting list for a specific workshop, you can do so here. 

We are also exploring the option of adding additional workshops throughout the day, and at a later date.


For questions or additional information about access email

Building 3179
IdeaSquare Building - Next to the Globe of Innovation and Science (SXL1)

This event is restricted to CERN members only.

Registration for this event is currently open.