ICDD#8: CERN’s Clubhouse for Open Innovation – The Mind-Expanding Experiments Studied at Building 3179

CERN IdeaSquare (3179-R-D05)

CERN IdeaSquare (3179-R-D05)


Idea Circle Dinner Discussion #8:

CERN’s Clubhouse for Open Innovation – The Mind-Expanding Experiments Studied at Building 3179


Ever had a burning desire to improve the state of the world? A project idea that lacks execution? Sudden urge to 3D-print, solder, assemble or disassemble stuff? Organize a cooking workshop? And why is there a Routemaster Double-Decker London Bus parked in a storage facility at CERN? These are some of the topics that will be discussed at ICDD#8 on 20th June. Situated between ATLAS and the SOCAR next to Globe, Building 3179 hosts one of CERN’s more social experiments. Building bridges between fundamental science and societal impact, IdeaSquare hosts 4 R&D projects, a few dozen hackathons, workshops and other events, as well as over 200 students a year on design sprints.


About the speaker:

Santeri Palomäki:
Santeri Palomäki manages the events and student activities organized at the innovators’ playground, IdeaSquare at CERN. He teaches design thinking to multidisciplinary student teams, guides them in user-centered design and business planning, as well as builds partnerships between CERN and the NGO space in Geneva.


Idea Circle Dinner Discussion Series:

If you are interested in learning more about education, communication and outreach activities at CERN, we have launched a new series of talks specifically targeting CERN personnel looking to improve their communication skills, engage with the public, and network with experts in the field. The lecture and discussion series, named Idea Circle Dinner Discussions, will be held at IdeaSquare every other Wednesday at 18:00. Spaces are limited, so please register today to reserve your seat. (Light dinner and refreshments will be available for registered participants only).

ICDD events are scheduled at the following times:

  • ICDD#1: Wednesday 20 Mar 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#2: Wednesday 03 Apr 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#3: Wednesday 17 Apr 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#4: Thursday 02 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#5: Wednesday 22 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#6: Wednesday 29 May 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#7: Wednesday 12 Jun 6PM - 7PM
  • ICDD#8: Thursday 20 Jun 6PM - 7PM

With LS2, this is the perfect time to expand your horizons beyond research and enhance your public engagement profile. We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday.

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