There is no Smart City if there are no Smart Citizens. And, there are no Smart Citizens if there is no proper education within and beyond the traditional schemes. The new UniTrento interdisciplinary learning path and connected interactive Labs are designed to help students, the city and the territory turn their ideas into reality.
CLab Trento (Contamination Lab Trento), jointly organized by UniTrento and Hub Innovazione Trentino, is a physical and digital creative and stimulating space where new things take shape. CLab rests on three pillars:
- Start Up Lab (SUL), an UniTrento interdepartmental Lab dedicated to master students, PhD and Post Doc where you can test, practice and refine your skills in innovation and entrepreneurship (I&E). It is quite different from your average textbook courses since it offers the possibility to interact with experienced coaches and mentors and other teams to generate, refine and test your own business idea. SUL is part of a life-long learning experience in I&E designed to give to future managers or entrepreneurs the essential soft skills to effectively manage innovation.
- Innovation Olympics, an "action learning" program developed by iXL-Center, based in Boston-USA, and run with sponsor companies that are looking for smart brains among students of top Universities. Students teams follow a unique 5 step innovation management approach supported by Innovation Canvas Software and trust on the support of experienced mentors.
- Enactus, an international nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We provide a platform for teams of outstanding university students to create community development projects that put peoples's own ingenuity and talents at the center of improving their livelihoods. Guided by educators and supported by business leaders, our students take the kind of entrepreneurial approach that empowers people to be a part of their own success.
The best part of it is that you will be actors in this environment – not just spectators. This is your start-up opportunity. Together we will complete this Minimum Viable Product to make it work smoothly and become a real center of excellence in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. At the same time, we will coach you to win in this ever changing challenging working environment.