Interdisciplinary Innovation Project, Course for Master Students, 2019

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Informative session on Wednesday 30th January at 12 p.m. at D6-S103 (UPC Campus Nord, Building D6, Basement room 103).

Interdisciplinary Innovation Project (I2P) is a master level course (MIRI, elective, 6 ECTS) where multidisciplinary student teams (engineering, business and design) tackle a challenge presented by a company or external institution.


Teams will be constituted by ESADE students (Master in Innovation and Entrepreneurship), UPC students (Master in Innovation and Research in Informatics, Master in Artificial Intelligence and TelecomBCN) and IED Barcelona.

Student teams will tackle a challenge specified by a company or external institution. Two teams of 8 students will work in every challenge and there will be 8 different challenges. Teams will design, develop and test alternative solutions to the challenge by exploring possibilities for new products and services and finding ways to significantly improve existing products and services and developing the concepts to a level that they can be initially tested with potential customers, and running first tests.

The course will be based in the Design Thinking methodology. Around half of the course would be devoted to explore alternative needs and ideas and to choose the most relevant ones using fast prototyping and user testing. The second half would be devoted to explore the alternative solution implementations and design and develop a functional prototype able to provide a proof-of-concept.

The course does not follow a standard weekly schedule. There is an intensive kick-off week (first week of lectures) at ESADE facilities, where initial training and team-building activities will be performed and the challenges will be assigned. Then teams will self-manage their time and activities until the I2P Mid-Term Intensive period at Espai Emprèn, at UPC Campus, followed by four weeks of self-managed time for prototyping, until the final presentation at the company facilities, around 28th May. Coaching sessions will be available in the intermediate periods. Intensive periods will include lectures taught by Faculty members of both institutions. 


Enroll in I2P in your regular enrolement at FIB, this is an elective 6 ECTS MIRI course.

In addition, come to the informative session on Wed. 30th January at 12 p.m. at D6-S103 (UPC Campus Nord, Building D6, Basement room 103).

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