Challenge Based Innovation Fusion Point 2019 Final Gala and Dinner

Farah Haddad (ESADE Business School), Farah Haddad

Live webcast available at: 

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 this CBI student cohort for 2019, student teams from ESADE Business SchoolIstituto Europeo Design (IED) and Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) have explored, prototyped and tested ideas connecting UN Sustainable Development Goals and CERN Knowledge and/or Technology.

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

Registration for the event is mandatory. Access will not be granted on CERN site without a printed visitor badge, which you should print before the event. You will get the visitor badge via email at the latest 2 days before the event.

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

  • Thursday, 12 December
    • 11:30 12:30
      Optional Site visit: Guided CERN Microcosm tour (Meeting at 11:20 at CERN Reception, Building 033) 1h
    • 12:30 16:00
      Possibility to visit CERN Open Exhibitions (Universe of particles / Microcosm) 3h 30m
    • 13:00 14:00
      Lunch at IdeaSquare 1h
    • 13:00 13:30
      Optional Site visit: Guided Synchrocyclotron tour GROUP 1 (Meeting at 12:50 at IdeaSquare, Building 3179) 30m
    • 13:30 14:00
      Optional Site visit: Guided Synchrocyclotron tour GROUP 2 (Meeting at 13:20 at IdeaSquare, Building 3179) 30m
    • 16:30 19:00
      Student Presentations at The Globe 2h 30m
      Speakers: Farah Haddad (ESADE Business School), Santeri Palomäki (Aalto University (FI))
    • 19:00 20:00
      Prototype Expo at IdeaSquare 1h
    • 20:00 23:30
      Student Dinner 3h 30m
  • Friday, 13 December
    • 13:45 15:45
      TENTATIVE: Underground visit to CMS 2h

      Only for registered visitors - tentative, pending approval from CMS

      13h45 - 14h15 Bus to CMS
      14h30 - 15h30 Visit to CMS Cavern
      15h30 - 16h00 Bus to IdeaSquare