Nov 12 – 23, 2018
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 societal, human-driven needs meet research at CERN.

In CBI PS (Pablo's Special), students and faculty from INIZIA (Basque University UPV-EHU and BIC Araba in Spain) and Tampere University of Technology work in teams to explore methods in disruptive experimental innovation. For more information, please contact:

In CBI-ER, students from University of BolognaUniversity of Modena and Reggio Emilia, and University of Ferrara (Italy) work in teams to create and prototype ideas for sustainable future. For more information, please contact:

General info about CBI you can find from the program website,

If you wish to participate in any of the program sessions or presentations and do not have a CERN access card, please contact and we will arrange you visitor access.

Directions on how to get to CERN you can find here:

When on CERN site, you can find the meeting venue Ideasquare with this Google-map:

For registering your laptop/mobile phone for wifi access at CERN, please fill in a request here: - and use Harri Toivonen or Sandy Petitfrere as the CERN contact person (on the last page of the request form).

Go to map


Website for additional info:  

Registration for this event is currently open.