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Challenge@PoliTo by Firms - Students from the future

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A.A. 2021/22

Course Language

Inglese

Course degree

Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Gestionale (Engineering And Management) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Communications And Computer Networks Engineering (Ingegneria Telematica E Delle Comunicazioni) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ict For Smart Societies (Ict Per La Societa' Del Futuro) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Automotive Engineering (Ingegneria Dell'Autoveicolo) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Aerospaziale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Della Produzione Industriale E Dell'Innovazione Tecnologica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Biomedica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Chimica E Dei Processi Sostenibili - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Civile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Dei Materiali - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Edile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Elettrica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Energetica E Nucleare - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Per L'Ambiente E Il Territorio - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Matematica - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Petroleum And Mining Engineering (Ingegneria Del Petrolio E Mineraria) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Elettronica (Electronic Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Informatica (Computer Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Del Cinema E Dei Mezzi Di Comunicazione - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Nanotechnologies For Icts (Nanotecnologie Per Le Ict) - Torino/Grenoble/Losanna
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Physics Of Complex Systems (Fisica Dei Sistemi Complessi) - Torino/Trieste/Parigi
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Gestionale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Design Sistemico - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Costruzione Citta' - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Restauro E Valorizzazione Del Patrimonio - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per La Sostenibilita' - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Pianificazione Territoriale, Urbanistica E Paesaggistico-Ambientale - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Ingegneria Meccanica (Mechanical Engineering) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Progetto Sostenibile - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Mechatronic Engineering (Ingegneria Meccatronica) - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Data Science And Engineering - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Digital Skills For Sustainable Societal Transitions - Torino
Master of science-level of the Bologna process in Architettura Per Il Patrimonio - Torino

Course structure
Teaching Hours
180
Lezioni 9
Teachers
Teacher Status SSD h.Les h.Ex h.Lab h.Tut Years teaching
Farinetti Laura Ricercatore ING-INF/05 3 0 0 0 1
Teaching assistant
Espandi

Context
SSD CFU Activities Area context
ICAR/13
ING-IND/32
ING-IND/35
ING-INF/03
ING-INF/05
1
1
1
1
4
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D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
D - A scelta dello studente
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A scelta dello studente
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2021/22
Challenge@PoliTo_by Firms is an innovative teaching activity carried at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of PoliTo's strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture. These activities are organized with external firms that provide a "challenge" coming from their real business. During the experience, 30 master students divided in teams, work, compete and develop their solutions. The Challenges are carried out as an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or similar space. During the challenge phase at the CLIK lab, students can experiment and practice what they have learned during their lectures in an informal and multidisciplinary environment that promotes the spirit of creativity and collaboration. Challenge@PoliTo_By Firms – “Students from the future” The new technologies, jobs, lifestyles, which have established themselves in particular in the last decade, require a new approach to the learning and educational system, which instead has remained unchanged despite the great social and economic evolutions. Everything is now “digital” and we have access to information through our mobile devices any time we want. This means that students, teachers and institutions need to rethink and imagine new and alternative education models and experience, capable of creating a continuous learning path that is as personalized as possible with respect to the needs of individual students, inclusive and attentive to the impact of innovation for the new generations. Now is the time not only to dream but to start building the alternative you want with an open mind and loads of creativity. The purpose of the challenge is to map the education system and rethink it, imagining new ways through which students can experience learning and personal development. Suggested solutions need to have a digital component that makes it easier to build and scale and become a new startup. The analysis can involve: • How can the “one size fits all” approach to education be transcended, moving forward from a fixed and standard way of teaching that involves mainly a passive audience and leaves no space for participation. • Introduction of new ways of learning and developing critical thinking and the right mix of skills. • Approach to information (quality, relevance, usefulness) and attitude of questioning and creative thinking. • Development of a different and participative education system that can evolve with the attitudes, ambitions and objectives of each student. • Focus on skills and knowledge required to enter the work market and that often students are requested to learn by themselves because are not part of the education system. • Understand how corporates and employers look at new ways of education and are ready to accept them.
Challenge@PoliTo_by Firms is an innovative teaching activity carried at the Politecnico di Torino. It is an integral part of PoliTo's strategy to promote innovative education and entrepreneurial culture. These activities are organized with external firms that provide a "challenge" coming from their real business. During the experience, 30 master students divided in teams, work, compete and develop their solutions. The Challenges are carried out as an experimental educational laboratory: the CLIK - Connection Lab & Innovation Kitchen, or similar space. During the challenge phase at the CLIK lab, students can experiment and practice what they have learned during their lectures in an informal and multidisciplinary environment that promotes the spirit of creativity and collaboration. Challenge@PoliTo_By Firms – “Students from the future” The new technologies, jobs, lifestyles, which have established themselves in particular in the last decade, require a new approach to the learning and educational system, which instead has remained unchanged despite the great social and economic evolutions. Everything is now “digital” and we have access to information through our mobile devices any time we want. This means that students, teachers and institutions need to rethink and imagine new and alternative education models and experience, capable of creating a continuous learning path that is as personalized as possible with respect to the needs of individual students, inclusive and attentive to the impact of innovation for the new generations. Now is the time not only to dream but to start building the alternative you want with an open mind and loads of creativity. The purpose of the challenge is to map the education system and rethink it, imagining new ways through which students can experience learning and personal development. Suggested solutions need to have a digital component that makes it easier to build and scale and become a new startup. The analysis can involve: • How can the “one size fits all” approach to education be transcended, moving forward from a fixed and standard way of teaching that involves mainly a passive audience and leaves no space for participation. • Introduction of new ways of learning and developing critical thinking and the right mix of skills. • Approach to information (quality, relevance, usefulness) and attitude of questioning and creative thinking. • Development of a different and participative education system that can evolve with the attitudes, ambitions and objectives of each student. • Focus on skills and knowledge required to enter the work market and that often students are requested to learn by themselves because are not part of the education system. • Understand how corporates and employers look at new ways of education and are ready to accept them.
The main goal is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of bridging the gap between the theory taught by the University and the skills required to work in a team by companies. Multidisciplinary Teams: Collaborate in a complex and multidisciplinary context. Information research: Retrieval, Data collection and Utilization of information to support teamwork activities. Hard Skills: Put into practice what they have learnt during their lectures in order to resolve a real problem coming from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to the ones of a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be readier to work in a multidisciplinary team, a skill required by companies. They will be able to analyze industrial problems having a more comprehensive view of technical and market issues.
The main goal is to involve students in learning initiatives capable of bridging the gap between the theory taught by the University and the skills required to work in a team by companies. Multidisciplinary Teams: Collaborate in a complex and multidisciplinary context. Information research: Retrieval, Data collection and Utilization of information to support teamwork activities. Hard Skills: Put into practice what they have learnt during their lectures in order to resolve a real problem coming from partner firms. Soft Skills: Teamwork under conditions close to the ones of a real business environment, self-assessment and work organization. At the end of this activity, students will be readier to work in a multidisciplinary team, a skill required by companies. They will be able to analyze industrial problems having a more comprehensive view of technical and market issues.
The Challenge is open to every master students of Politecnico di Torino. There are not necessary some specific competence to participate. The students, to apply on this activity, have to upload: ● Covering Letter in English: self-presentation and motivations of interest in the presented challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The selection of the students will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinary require by the Challenge. The Challenge contents will be provided in English.
The Challenge is open to every master students of Politecnico di Torino. There are not necessary some specific competence to participate. The students, to apply on this activity, have to upload: ● Covering Letter in English: self-presentation and motivations of interest in the presented challenge; ● Curriculum Vitae. The selection of the students will be based on Cover Letter, CV and multidisciplinary require by the Challenge. The Challenge contents will be provided in English.
The Challenges last 14 weeks; they start on the 27th September 2021 and end on the 15th January 2022. During this specific Challenge, the students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from PoliTo and partner Firm, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of Professor Laura Farinetti. Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, it will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote (clarifications will be provided), in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently). During next academic year (21/22), according to the Rector guideline, Politecnico is going to deliver in-person classes in line with the national vaccine campaign that should allow a serene and flexible return to our classrooms. However, in order to guarantee the sustainability of a safe teaching reorganization, a limited amount of activities may be held remotely. For instance: • Weekly meetings team-mentor (1,5h/week): they could be provided remotely if there are not specific needs to meet in person. • Alignment meetings: they will be provided in person, but they can also be provided online for students under specific conditions and expressly authorized. In the event of travel limitations imposed by the government, international students will have the opportunity to attend online-live classes.
The Challenges last 14 weeks; they start on the 27th September 2021 and end on the 15th January 2022. During this specific Challenge, the students have to work in multidisciplinary teams supported by a group of tutors, coming from PoliTo and partner Firm, with complementary backgrounds and competencies, under the lead of Professor Laura Farinetti. Every team will self-organize its own working time and methodology. But, it will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, similar space or in remote (clarifications will be provided), in addition to the joint alignment meetings (specified subsequently). During next academic year (21/22), according to the Rector guideline, Politecnico is going to deliver in-person classes in line with the national vaccine campaign that should allow a serene and flexible return to our classrooms. However, in order to guarantee the sustainability of a safe teaching reorganization, a limited amount of activities may be held remotely. For instance: • Weekly meetings team-mentor (1,5h/week): they could be provided remotely if there are not specific needs to meet in person. • Alignment meetings: they will be provided in person, but they can also be provided online for students under specific conditions and expressly authorized. In the event of travel limitations imposed by the government, international students will have the opportunity to attend online-live classes.
The event will take place at the Lab CLIK (Connection Lab and Innovation Kitchen) located in the central building of the Politecnico di Torino (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24), in a similar space or in a remote way, with the following program: ● Kick-Off & Team Formation: the partner company and tutors will hold a session on the Challenge's issues. There will be the Team Formation and Team Building phases to the establishment of multidisciplinary teams. Joint meeting of 2 days. ● Problem Analysis and Idea Creation: two weeks in which the teams will analyze the problem in detail. A team of mentors will support the teams through weekly meetings. ● Idea Presentation – 1st Work Progress: each team will present (by a pitch) the problem and the proposed solution. Joint meeting of half-day. ● Prototyping and Development: teams will meet at CLIK (or similar space or remote way) weekly to meet with mentors who will support the project's development. 11 weeks of teamwork. ● Two Mid-Check Presentations – 2nd and 3rd Work Progress: two half-day meetings on work progress during the Prototyping and Development phase. ● Final Presentation: the teams will present their projects through the pitch of the idea. Joint meeting of half-day at the end of the 14th week. During the Challenge, PoliTo will provide other educational contents (workshops) useful for developing the Team ideas and personal culture. For example, Business Plan creation, Social Impact, Communication & Pitch Learning, etc. The dates will be defined during the next months. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, in a similar space or remote (clarifications will be provided). The Teams, during the Challenge, have to hand in the following deliverables: • Three ppts Work Progress: Pitches to explain achieved outcomes and next steps of the project, during work progress meetings; • One monthly report: a monthly report to describe achieved outcomes and next steps; • One ppt Final Presentation: final pitch, during the final presentation, to present the whole work; • One final report: final report about whole work. PoliTo will provide a standard form. The explained structure is only an example; it could be modified during the Challenge.
The event will take place at the Lab CLIK (Connection Lab and Innovation Kitchen) located in the central building of the Politecnico di Torino (Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24), in a similar space or in a remote way, with the following program: ● Kick-Off & Team Formation: the partner company and tutors will hold a session on the Challenge's issues. There will be the Team Formation and Team Building phases to the establishment of multidisciplinary teams. Joint meeting of 2 days. ● Problem Analysis and Idea Creation: two weeks in which the teams will analyze the problem in detail. A team of mentors will support the teams through weekly meetings. ● Idea Presentation – 1st Work Progress: each team will present (by a pitch) the problem and the proposed solution. Joint meeting of half-day. ● Prototyping and Development: teams will meet at CLIK (or similar space or remote way) weekly to meet with mentors who will support the project's development. 11 weeks of teamwork. ● Two Mid-Check Presentations – 2nd and 3rd Work Progress: two half-day meetings on work progress during the Prototyping and Development phase. ● Final Presentation: the teams will present their projects through the pitch of the idea. Joint meeting of half-day at the end of the 14th week. During the Challenge, PoliTo will provide other educational contents (workshops) useful for developing the Team ideas and personal culture. For example, Business Plan creation, Social Impact, Communication & Pitch Learning, etc. The dates will be defined during the next months. Every team will self-organize its own working timeframe and methodology, but will have to spend about 1,5 hours/week, supported by mentors, in the CLIK Lab, in a similar space or remote (clarifications will be provided). The Teams, during the Challenge, have to hand in the following deliverables: • Three ppts Work Progress: Pitches to explain achieved outcomes and next steps of the project, during work progress meetings; • One monthly report: a monthly report to describe achieved outcomes and next steps; • One ppt Final Presentation: final pitch, during the final presentation, to present the whole work; • One final report: final report about whole work. PoliTo will provide a standard form. The explained structure is only an example; it could be modified during the Challenge.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
Gli studenti e le studentesse con disabilità o con Disturbi Specifici di Apprendimento (DSA), oltre alla segnalazione tramite procedura informatizzata, sono invitati a comunicare anche direttamente al/la docente titolare dell'insegnamento, con un preavviso non inferiore ad una settimana dall'avvio della sessione d'esame, gli strumenti compensativi concordati con l'Unità Special Needs, al fine di permettere al/la docente la declinazione più idonea in riferimento alla specifica tipologia di esame.
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to every master student of Politecnico di Torino. The student can register individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
In addition to the message sent by the online system, students with disabilities or Specific Learning Disorders (SLD) are invited to directly inform the professor in charge of the course about the special arrangements for the exam that have been agreed with the Special Needs Unit. The professor has to be informed at least one week before the beginning of the examination session in order to provide students with the most suitable arrangements for each specific type of exam.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to every master student of Politecnico di Torino. The student can register individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
Modalità di esame: Accertamento (esame senza voto);
Exam: Check;
The Challenge is open to every master student of Politecnico di Torino. The student can register individually. The CFUs, curricular as well as extra, will be awarded at the end of the Challenge and only if the student will have passed the course. The verification procedure is based on: • The Development of the project on an evaluation grid; • Quality of the presentation during the joint meetings; • Reports (monthly and final); • Self-evaluation of team members. This activity does not have a grade, only passed/not passed.
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