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Digital Innovation week

  • Teacher(s):   A.Giannattasio  
  • Course given in: French
  • ECTS Credits: 3 credits
  • Schedule: Autumn or Spring Semester 2022-2023, 0.0h. course (weekly average)
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  • Related programme: Master of Science (MSc) in Information Systems
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The subject of the seminar is Digital Innovation and aims students working in groups to face with real problems proposed by Swiss companies.

The objective of this course is to enable students to develop transversal skills allowing them to identify and address the challenges faced by organizations as part of their digital transition. To do this, students will be confronted with new and concrete issues, sometimes unexplored, submitted by leading organizations in their field. As a team, they will have to propose and evaluate innovative solutions to these concrete challenges.

More specifically, at the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Work and collaborate effectively as a team during a given period of time,
  • Understand and analyze complex issues,
  • Design appropriate solution (s) and structure his / her possible / s implementation / s
  • Present their solutions to the decision makers of the various participating organizations.

This course is based on group work and a strong partnership with professionals and members of the Digital Cycle (


The course takes place in 4 main parts:

Part 1: Transmission of knowledge and skills. 3 sessions will be dedicated to the transmission of the methods and tools needed to understand the challenges and the design approach (problem solving methods, design thinking tools, collaborative work tools ...). The various challenges will be briefly presented and the groups will be created for the challenge week.

Part 2: A full week (the week of November 7th) will be entirely dedicated to:

  • The presentation of challenges by partner companies
  • Group work on solving the challenge
  • Presentation of the designated solution and its possible implementation before decision-makers (November 11th afternoon)

Part 3: 1 session dedicated to the feedback on the challenge week and the solutions proposed.

Part 4: The best team will receive a award and present its solution during the 'ICT Journal Spring Party 2023 (Date to be defined)

Student’s Team evaluation is based on continuous work and on final presentation


Cf. Moodle page :

Digital Innovation Seminar – Séminaire d’Innovation Numérique




First attempt

Without exam (cf. terms)  

One PPT presentation (due by Friday November 11th, 2022 at 12h), one oral presentation (Friday November 12th afternoon).


Without exam (cf. terms)  

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