How it works
The ITECH Challenges® propose innovative subjects – chosen by industry – to multidisciplinary teams of students, who enter an annual innovation competition.
The ITECH Challenges® are overseen by a Scientific Committee and coordinated by technical and scientific experts, specialists from the world of industry, academia and the institutional community.
Industrialists put forward study subjects that are tackled by higher education students, working most often in teams whilst on placements (of between 4 and 6 months).
The organisers put together the research teams according to the skills needed on each project. At the prize-giving, the best studies are rewarded (more than 20,000 € in prizes).
Encourage industry to provide research and development subjects
Find the resources and skills required to develop them
Industrialists in the following sectors:
Higher education students on the last year of their course:
Combine the ideas and talents
- Developing students’ innovativeness and creativity
- Encouraging technological transfers by introducing skills which the company does not possess
- Making it possible to create new businesses based on the innovative ideas brought to light and the development of new processes and product