Entrepreneurship / Innovation

Teachers & students invited to take part in the “48 Hours to Bring Ideas to Life®” challenge

On The June 18, 2019

Launched in 2013, the “48 Hours to Bring Ideas to Life®” is a national innovation challenge for students from all academic fields to work on projects put forward by companies. The challenge will take place in Lyon and Saint-Étienne on November 29 and 30, 2019 during the Université de Lyon’s Innovation Week, IN-SITU. Teachers now have the opportunity to learn more about how this national event is run, as well as its benefits for participants, by attending information meetings on June 18 and July 4 in Lyon and Saint-Étienne.

What is the “48 Hours to Bring Ideas to Life®” challenge?

The 48 Hours to Bring Ideas to Life® innovation challenge brings together students from different institutions in order for them to work together on challenges put forward by partner companies. For two-and-a-half days, the multidisciplinary teams are supported by supervising staff trained in creativity methods, attend flash conferences, and receive prototyping support. At the end of the challenge, each team must pitch its projects and the best projects are rewarded.

This challenge has been held in Lyon for 6 years, and was held in Saint-Étienne for the first time last year. Organized by the Innovation Factory of the Université de Lyon, this year, the event will take place at three different sites (Manufacture des Tabacs and LyonTech-la Doua in Lyon, and Campus Manufacture in Saint-Étienne).

Why should you invite your students to take part?

  • To learn new creativity techniques;
  • To learn to work on a project as part of a multidisciplinary team;
  • To benefit from direct contact with experts and companies;
  • To develop their “soft skills”: innovation and entrepreneurship, interactions with other disciplines, and adaptability, listening and organizational skills;
  • To work on their rendering capabilities under severe constraints.

Information meetings

Two information meetings will be held respectively:

  • In Lyon, on Tuesday, June 18 from 12 to 2 PM., at the Université Jean Moulin Lyon 3 – Manufacture des Tabacs, room 111;
  • In Saint-Étienne, on Thursday, July 4, from 9 to 10 AM., at the Innovation Pre-Factory (5, rue Javelin Pagnon, 42000 Saint-Étienne).

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