17 February 2016

Innovation projects

Offering significant advantages in the education of students at the Centre, innovation projects allow a multidisciplinary group of 8 to 12 students to work half the time on a particular theme sponsored by a real-world player (big or small business, local authority, associations, etc.). It is a challenge for students who have to match their knowledge and expertise to the requirements of the partner and produce an innovative response.

Some examples of Centre Michel Serres partners:

The associations Estuaire de la Seine – Territorie de l’Eau and ExpoFrance 2025; the Cap Digital competitiveness cluster; Saint-Gobain, Lapeyre Industries, Health For Development (H4D) LBMG Worklabs, Château Parentignat, local authorities, the General Council for Meurthe-et-Moselle, General Council for Eure-et-Loir and the Île de France Region…

Some examples of innovation projects:

World Expo 2025
Our partner: Association ExpoFrance 2025. For three semesters, the Centre Michel Serres worked on France’s 2025 World Expo bid project. Students chose to focus on three major aspects: the theme of the exhibition, the relationship with the territory and mobility.

Estuaries of the future

Our partner: Association “Estuaire de la Seine, Territoire de l’Eau”. Taking the effects of global warming into account, this project made it possible to deploy forward thinking as regards estuaries and their development – in particular the Seine.

Tomorrow’s office?
Our partner: LBMG Worklabs. The aim of the project is to rethink telework and the third places it may use. What are the expectations of employees working remotely? How is the ideal third place designed? These questions, among others, are the issues the students tackled.